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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: SC: televisions [#permalink] New post 29 Apr 2008, 09:38
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
Should be originated, the dialects originated in the past
(B) that originated from diverse ethnic and cultural heritages and perpetuated
Hold it
(C) originated from diverse ethnic and cultural heritages and perpetuated
Changes meaning
(D) originating from diverse ethnic and cultural heritages and perpetuated
The dialects are not originating today, they were originated in the past
( (E) originating from diverse ethnic and cultural heritages and perpetuating
perpetuating is wrong, should be perpetuated
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Re: SC: televisions [#permalink] New post 29 Apr 2008, 09:42
I would think the answer is B.

Originate and perpetuate need to be in agreement. So, you can rule out A and D.

E is also incorrect since it should be perpetuated.

Between B and C, I feel language variations that orginated is better than language variations originated
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Re: SC: televisions [#permalink] New post 29 Apr 2008, 12:59
D maintains parallelism with two participle phrases (Originating from... and pereptuated by....) to explain langage variations and is my choice .

B suggets that language variations finished that is not the case here.
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Re: SC: televisions [#permalink] New post 29 Apr 2008, 15:15
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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


D. originating from diverse ethnic and cultural heritages and perpetuated

just sounds right....
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Re: SC: televisions [#permalink] New post 29 Apr 2008, 15:35
B,

modifier clause that modifies "language variations"
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Re: SC: televisions [#permalink] New post 29 Apr 2008, 16:25
B correctly introduces the essential clause with a "that"
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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: SC: televisions [#permalink] New post 30 Apr 2008, 04:40
Similar to BSD's explaination- B, and makes the sentence more logical.
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Re: SC: televisions [#permalink] New post 30 Apr 2008, 10:49
Absolutely no clue! :shock:
Plz help me understand the concept in layman language.
What is it testing.?
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Re: SC: televisions [#permalink] New post 30 Apr 2008, 12:59
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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


before looking at the answers, I realized that "orginate" and "perpetuated" did not equal and that they need to be in the same tense.

That therefore eliminates A and D. Choice C changes the meaning of the sentence. Choice E doesn't make sense and has incorrect word placement.

This leaves B.
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Re: SC: televisions [#permalink] New post 02 May 2008, 19:48
prasannar wrote:
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


Need originated and perpetuated - so its B, and C.
Went for B since you need the word "that"
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Re: SC: televisions [#permalink] New post 02 May 2008, 20:22
Sentence requires parallel between originated and perpetuated …
(A) which originate from diverse ethnic and cultural heritages and perpetuated [Originate and Perpetuated not parallel – eliminate it]
(B) that originated from diverse ethnic and cultural heritages and perpetuated [Hold it]
(C) originated from diverse ethnic and cultural heritages and perpetuated [ missing conjunction – eliminate it]
(D) originating from diverse ethnic and cultural heritages and perpetuated [originating and Perpetuated – not parallel – eliminate it]
(E) originating from diverse ethnic and cultural heritages and perpetuating [Increased and perpetuating not parallel – eliminate it]

Answer: B
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Re: SC: televisions [#permalink] New post 02 May 2008, 20:50
OA is D guys

any dispute?

I picked B too
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Re: SC: televisions [#permalink] New post 02 May 2008, 22:32
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OA is D guys

any dispute?

I picked B too


I do not choose B, but I still fall in the trap. I saw "by geographic isolation", so "perpetuated" must be "past participate", and thus eliminate E. Need a paralelism, so A, and B out. I choose C with a little wonder why "originated" is following "by", and I still choose C.

Now I understand the D correct.

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Re: SC: televisions [#permalink] New post 03 May 2008, 16:33
Originating is progressive tense. Originated implies that dialects do not originate anymore. Upon reading about progressive tense (which I did yesterday), the OA seems correct - as dialects new dialects keep on originating.
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