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# According to anthropologists, the use of human language

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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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20 Oct 2012, 10:02
communicating practically is unidiomatic so b and D out suddenly

A C and E

A to establishing hierarchy unidiomatic

C the establishing of hierarchy idem

E must be the answer. infact is correct
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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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20 Oct 2012, 11:07
@carcass -you seem to be a native speaker
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20 Oct 2012, 11:38
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@carcass -you seem to be a native speaker
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No I'm not

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28 Aug 2013, 01:07
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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28 Aug 2013, 01:32
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