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According to anthropologists, the use of human language covers a wide spectrum from practical communication between people engaged in the same task to establishing hierarchy within a social group.

A) practical communication between people engaged in the same task to establishing hierarchy
B) communicating practically between people engaging in the same task to the establishment of hierarchy
C) practical communication between people engaged in the same task to the establishing of hierarchy
D) communicating practically between people engaging in the same task to hierarchy established
E) practical communication between people engaged in the same task to the establishment of hierarchy
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According to anthropologists, the use of human language covers a wide spectrum from practical communication between people engaged in the same task to establishing hierarchy within a social group.

A) practical communication between people engaged in the same task to establishing hierarchy -- practical communication not parallel to establishing--out
B) communicating practically between people engaging in the same task to the establishment of hierarchy -- comunicating not paralel to establishment
C) practical communication between people engaged in the same task to the establishing of hierarchy -- communication not parallel to establishing
D) communicating practically between people engaging in the same task to hierarchy established -- communicating not parallel to heirarchy established
E) practical communication between people engaged in the same task to the establishment of hierarchy --- communication parallel to establishment


IMO E
reasons highlighted in the quote above.
Parallelism issue with the statement. What is the Source?
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@carcass -you seem to be a native speaker :P
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According to anthropologists, the use of human language covers a wide spectrum from practical communication between people engaged in the same task to establishing hierarchy within a social group.



A. practical communication between people engaged in the same task to establishing hierarchy

B. communicating practically between people engaging in the same task to the establishment of hierarchy

C. practical communication between people engaged in the same task to the establishing of hierarchy

D. communicating practically between people engaging in the same task to hierarchy established

E. practical communication between people engaged in the same task to the establishment of hierarchy

Meaning Analysis :

Anthropologists suggest that use of human language covers:

1. Practical communication b/w people engaged

2. Establishing hierarchy with in a social group

Error Analysis

1. There is one clause

a. Subject : The use & Verb : covers

b. Idiom usage : From X to Y , so X & Y should be parallel

c. X = Noun Phrase

i. Noun = Practical Communication

ii. Engaged is verb-ed modifier

d. Y = Noun Phrase ( Gerund/Verb ing)

i. Noun= ‘Establishing’ Hierarchy

Problem : I don’t understand why answer choice is incorrect.
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Although I have marked correctly but I have question to Experts,

1. Practical communication must be among People right ?
2. Two task must be parallel right ? From-----to the / From------to----- ?

E has the above mentioned concerns please let me know if I am wrong.

According to anthropologists, the use of human language covers a wide spectrum from practical communication between people engaged in the same task to establishing hierarchy within a social group.

A) practical communication between people engaged in the same task to establishing hierarchy
B) communicating practically between people engaging in the same task to the establishment of hierarchy
C) practical communication between people engaged in the same task to the establishing of hierarchy
D) communicating practically between people engaging in the same task to hierarchy established
E) practical communication between people engaged in the same task to the establishment of hierarchy
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Although I have marked correctly but I have question to Experts,

1. Practical communication must be among People right ?
2. Two task must be parallel right ? From-----to the / From------to----- ?

E has the above mentioned concerns please let me know if I am wrong.
Luckily, this question does not force us to choose between between and among here. :) However, this is one of those cases in which a between is acceptable, because we're interested in smaller groups within people.

... communication among people engaged in the same task...
This makes it sound as if there is a large group of people discussing something among themselves (as a group).

... communication between people engaged in the same task...
This makes it sound as if there are smaller conversations between members of a larger group.

As for from... to..., the the is important only if the noun requires it. Otherwise, it has absolutely no significance. For example:

From the government to you...
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AjiteshArun wrote:
LoneSurvivor wrote:
Although I have marked correctly but I have question to Experts,

1. Practical communication must be among People right ?
2. Two task must be parallel right ? From-----to the / From------to----- ?

E has the above mentioned concerns please let me know if I am wrong.
Luckily, this question does not force us to choose between between and among here. :) However, this is one of those cases in which a between is acceptable, because we're interested in smaller groups within people.

... communication among engaged in the same task...
This makes it sound as if there is a large group of people discussing something among themselves (as a group).

... communication between people engaged in the same task...
This makes it sound as if there are smaller conversations between members of a larger group.

As for from... to..., the the is important only if the noun requires it. Otherwise, it has absolutely no significance. For example:

From the government to you...


Thank you so much,your explanations are lucid.
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The original sentence contains the construction "from X to Y," which requires parallelism between X and Y. In this case, X is the regular noun phrase "practical communication," but Y is the gerund "establishing". (A gerund is an "-ing" form of a verb acting as a noun, such as in the sentence "Swimming is fun.")

We need to find a choice that puts both X and Y in the same grammatical form. Note that the difference between "people engaged in the same task" and "people engaging in the same task" is minimal.

Both forms are valid.
(A) This choice is incorrect as it repeats the original sentence.
(B) This answer choice changes X to a gerund and Y to a regular noun phrase. X and Y are still not parallel.
(C) Adding the word "the" in front of Y here doesn't change the fact that the regular noun phrase is not parallel to the gerund.
(D) This answer choice changes X to a gerund but Y to "hierarchy established," which is not parallel to X.
(E) CORRECT. This choice correctly changes Y to a regular noun phrase "the establishment of hierarchy," so that this phrase is now parallel to X, "practical communication." It is not necessary that both phrases have the article "the."
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establishment of hierarchy is correct idiomatic.
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