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# A crossword is a form of word puzzle which it is thought to

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A crossword is a form of word puzzle which it is thought to have originated as a children's game in Britain in the 19th century.

A. which it is thought to have originated as a children's game
B. that is thought to originate as a childrens game
C. which is thought to have originated as a childrens' game
D. which is thought to have originated as a children's game
E. which is thought to have originated from a childrens game

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12 Jul 2004, 12:33
E it is. 25 sec.
I believe idiom is "originate from"
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12 Jul 2004, 13:47
SmashingGrace wrote:
A crossword is a form of word puzzle which it is thought to have originated as a children's game in Britain in the 19th century.
A. which it is thought to have originated as a children's game
B. that is thought to originate as a childrens game
C. which is thought to have originated as a childrens' game
D. which is thought to have originated as a children's game
E. which is thought to have originated from a childrens game

D for me.

Childrens mean...ah! nothing!. Chess was originated as a children's game, not from a children's game. It's just that we adults adopted Chess as our game

anyway, "children's game" means "easy task"..chess is not at all easy, atleast not for me
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12 Jul 2004, 13:52
D.

Child and Children

childrens', childerns wrong.

Originated from is correct but that answer choice does not follow child-children convention.

The game is thought to have originated as a children's game and then later used in major newspapers to test readers knowledge. D should be correct
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12 Jul 2004, 14:49
Oh dear! I did not even read "childrens" in E!
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12 Jul 2004, 19:34
Paul wrote:
Oh dear! I did not even read "childrens" in E!

because it was 25 secs, if it was 52 secs. you would have definately got it right.
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12 Jul 2004, 20:02
Bhai, beware the use of subjunctive mood "if it were"
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12 Jul 2004, 20:48
"childrens" is it a typo??? I took E at first cos "originate from" is well an idiom.
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12 Jul 2004, 23:40
I believe it is E because 'originate from' is the correct idiom. I hope that
' childrens ' in the sentence is " children's ".
If the error persists, then it is D.

SmashingGrace wrote:
A crossword is a form of word puzzle which it is thought to have originated as a children's game in Britain in the 19th century.

A. which it is thought to have originated as a children's game
B. that is thought to originate as a childrens game
C. which is thought to have originated as a childrens' game
D. which is thought to have originated as a children's game
E. which is thought to have originated from a childrens game

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13 Jul 2004, 00:00
dj wrote:
D for me.

Childrens mean...ah! nothing!. Chess was originated as a children's game, not from a children's game. It's just that we adults adopted Chess as our game

anyway, "children's game" means "easy task"..chess is not at all easy, atleast not for me

Wow, guys! Great discussion. This is my debut, since this is the first question I posted and the first question I made up. I'm sorry if it's below par.

DJ, a stellar job. You got at the heart of what I meant. I know that 'originated from' may be controversial in E. I'll try harder to avoid those situations.

Thanks to all who participated.
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13 Jul 2004, 00:01
The OA is D.
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13 Jul 2004, 07:12
SmashingGrace wrote:
dj wrote:
D for me.
Childrens mean...ah! nothing!. Chess was originated as a children's game, not from a children's game. It's just that we adults adopted Chess as our game
anyway, "children's game" means "easy task"..chess is not at all easy, atleast not for me

Wow, guys! Great discussion. This is my debut, since this is the first question I posted and the first question I made up. I'm sorry if it's below par.

DJ, a stellar job. You got at the heart of what I meant. I know that 'originated from' may be controversial in E. I'll try harder to avoid those situations.
Thanks to all who participated.

Smashin'

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13 Jul 2004, 13:35
hmmmm people seem to be inventing things here great....

''anyway D wud be mine after the band of boys affirm it as so...''

paul is the above sentence correct or is it incorrect , thinkin of trying my hand at inventing too...

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13 Jul 2004, 14:32
I agree with D since E has a blatant error in it. Nothing wrong with D although "originate from" is also an idiom. I cannot put my finger on the subtle difference between the two but I think both are fine and can be used interchangeably. Had I had to choose between the two, I would still have picked "originate from" as it sounds more familiar to me.
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13 Jul 2004, 14:33
Paul wrote:
Bhai, beware the use of subjunctive mood "if it were"

Oh Yes. The effect of "nativity". As they say in India. It's impossible to keep dog's tail straiight. Thanks Paul
13 Jul 2004, 14:33
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