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The striking differences between the semantic organization of Native American languages and that of European languages, in both grammar and vocabulary, have led scholars to think about the degree to which differences in language may be correlated with nonlinguistic differences.

(A) that of European languages, in both grammar and vocabulary, have

(B) that of European languages, including grammar and vocabulary, has

(C) those of European languages, which include grammar and vocabulary, have

(D) those of European languages, in grammar as well as vocabulary, has

(E) those of European languages, both in grammar and vocabulary, has
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The subject is plural differences; hence, we need have as the verb. Ditch B, D and E, Between A and C, the relative pronoun which modifies European languages a) distorting the meaning and b) flouting touch rule. Therefore, A is the correct choice.
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05 Jun 2012, 07:47
Hai daagha

can you tell me "that" is referring to which noun in the sentence.
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can you tell me "that" is referring to which noun in the sentence.

The "that" is referring to the semantic organization of European languages. So if I wanted to substitute the "that" out with what it was referring to, it would look like this:

The striking differences between the semantic organization of Native American languages and the semantic organization of European languages, in both grammar and vocabulary, have led scholars to think about the degree to which differences in language may be correlated with nonlinguistic differences.
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05 Jun 2012, 18:03
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The striking differences between the semantic organization of Native American languages and that of European languages, in both grammar and vocabulary, have led scholars to think about the degree to which differences in language may be correlated with nonlinguistic differences.

(A) that of European languages, in both grammar and vocabulary, have

(B) that of European languages, including grammar and vocabulary, has

(C) those of European languages, which include grammar and vocabulary, have

(D) those of European languages, in grammar as well as vocabulary, has

(E) those of European languages, both in grammar and vocabulary, has

Subject: striking differences (plural) = should have a plural verb - "have"

Eliminate B D and E

Parallelism: the semantic organization (singular) = should be parallel to the other element

Eliminate (C) because of "those"

We have (A)
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06 Jun 2012, 18:56
3/2 split right in the beginning. Beautiful! Eliminate C/D/E, it's going to be A/B. Eliminate B on has or possibly the middle section. A is the answer!
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06 Jun 2012, 22:59
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The striking differences between the semantic organization of Native American languages and that of European languages, in both grammar and vocabulary, have led scholars to think about the degree to which differences in language may be correlated with nonlinguistic differences.

(A) that of European languages, in both grammar and vocabulary, have

(B) that of European languages, including grammar and vocabulary, has

(C) those of European languages, which include grammar and vocabulary, have

(D) those of European languages, in grammar as well as vocabulary, has

(E) those of European languages, both in grammar and vocabulary, has

i pick A. the semantic organization is singular so C, D and E are wrong. the differences is plural so B is wrong. by the way is it really a 700 level question??
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07 Jun 2012, 00:11
yep...........

Sometimes seems simple but under pressure a question like this with a subject agreement could be very difficult to spot ......
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Easy to point out IMO A.. has to be eliminated because of "differences" which leaves us with A & C, C is incorrect as "which" points to languages..
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14 Jun 2012, 07:59
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The "that" is referring to the semantic organization of European languages. So if I wanted to substitute the "that" out with what it was referring to, it would look like this:

The striking differences between the semantic organization of Native American languages and the semantic organization of European languages, in both grammar and vocabulary, have led scholars to think about the degree to which differences in language may be correlated with nonlinguistic differences.

A grammar question:
If we had organization in a plural form could we use "those"?
The differences between the organizations of Native American languages and those of European languages <....>
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14 Jun 2012, 10:20
Y cant we use those?? its (DIFFERNCES) .. we shud use those rather than that??
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14 Jun 2012, 10:23
OOhh i think its my mistake.. THAT is refer to organization?? m i rite?
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14 Nov 2012, 14:49
have refers to striking differences(plural)...eliminate B D E
that refers to semantic organization(singular)...eliminate C

note:those is used to refer to plurals

A wins

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The striking differences between the semantic organization of Native American languages and that of European
languages, in both grammar and vocabulary, have led scholars to think about the degree to which differences in
language may be correlated with nonlinguistic differences.
(A) that of European languages, in both grammar and vocabulary, have
(B) that of European languages, including grammar and vocabulary, has
(C) those of European languages, which include grammar and vocabulary, have
(D) those of European languages, in grammar as well as vocabulary, has
(E) those of European languages, both in grammar and vocabulary, has

that and those ---
those used for plural references .
Hence , that is right here .....that ---> the semantic organisation.

We are left with A, B
B is out due SVA

Subject is plural . so verb required is plural

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The striking differences between the semantic organization of Native American languages and that of European languages, in both grammar and vocabulary, have led scholars to think about the degree to which differences in language may be correlated with nonlinguistic differences.

(A) that of European languages, in both grammar and vocabulary, have

(B) that of European languages, including grammar and vocabulary, has

(C) those of European languages, which include grammar and vocabulary, have

(D) those of European languages, in grammar as well as vocabulary, has

(E) those of European languages, both in grammar and vocabulary, has
Re: The striking differences between the semantic organization   [#permalink] 27 Nov 2015, 15:24
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