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The increased popularity and availability of televisions has [#permalink] New post 28 Mar 2013, 23:19
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The increased popularity and availability of televisions has led to the decline of regional dialects, language variations which originate from diverse ethnic and cultural heritages and perpetuated by geographic isolation.

A. which originate from diverse ethnic and cultural heritages and perpetuated
B. that originated from diverse ethnic and cultural heritages and perpetuated
C. originated from diverse ethnic and cultural heritages and perpetuated
D. originating from diverse ethnic and cultural heritages and perpetuated
E. originating from diverse ethnic and cultural heritages and perpetuating
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Re: The increased popularity and availability of televisions has [#permalink] New post 02 Apr 2013, 03:14
would appreciate a better explanation for C vs D Vs E
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Re: The increased popularity and availability of televisions has [#permalink] New post 02 Apr 2013, 03:30
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would appreciate a better explanation for C vs D Vs E


Between C, D and E :

(C) originated from diverse ethnic and cultural heritages and perpetuated
"Originated" is simple-past verb while perpetuated is an adjective. parallelism issue

(D) originating from diverse ethnic and cultural heritages and perpetuated
Both originating as well as perpetuated are adjectives. CORRECT


(E) originating from diverse ethnic and cultural heritages and perpetuating by
"Perpetuating by" is not correct (is awkward) usage)
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Re: The increased popularity and availability of televisions has [#permalink] New post 02 Apr 2013, 12:12
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Its coincidental that two posts discussing the same question are placed right next to each other. You may want to review the detailed solution in this thread.
ed-forms-verbs-or-modifiers-134691-20.html#p1180755

Also, I just answered a follow-up question on this question yesterday. You may check that as well.
ed-forms-verbs-or-modifiers-134691-20.html#p1206534

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