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# A number of linguists contend that all of the thousands of

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A number of linguists contend that all of the thousands of languages spoken by the worldâ€™s five billion people can be traced back to a common root language.

(A) that all of the thousands of languages spoken by the worldâ€™s five billion people can be traced
(B) that the worldâ€™s five billion people speak thousands of languages of which all can be traced
(C) the worldâ€™s five billion people speak thousands of languages which are all traceable
(D) all of the thousands of languages spoken by the worldâ€™s five billion people to be traceable
(E) the ability to trace all of the thousands of languages that are spoken by the worldâ€™s five billion people

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30 Aug 2005, 08:23
I will go with A.

B - awkward
C - contend the people is wrong it should be contend the languages
D - to be tracebale back to is awkward
E - redudancy by using ability to

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30 Aug 2005, 09:30
A is good.

I like B's syntax but B has a problem "Of which All". If it were to say "all of which", it would had been my choice.

I have seen this question before....

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31 Aug 2005, 06:17
OA is A.

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