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07 Oct 2008, 02:38
According to scientists at the University of California, the pattern of changes that have occurred in human DNA over the millennia indicate the possibility that everyone alive today might be descended from a single female ancestor who lived in Africa sometime between 140,000 and 280,000 years ago.
(A) indicate the possibility that everyone alive today might be descended from a single female ancestor who
(B) indicate that everyone alive today might possibly be a descendant of a single female ancestor who had
(C) may indicate that everyone alive today has descended from a single female ancestor who had
(D) indicates that everyone alive today may be a descendant of a single female ancestor who
(E) indicates that everyone alive today might be a descendant from a single female ancestor who

OA is D but my doubt is that correct idiom is descend from. Please correct me

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07 Oct 2008, 02:57
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agree with you, correct idiom is "descend from"
http://aolsvc.merriam-webster.aol.com/d ... ry/descend

I would choose E
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07 Oct 2008, 03:04
I had the same problem. So, descend from is for the verbal, but descendant of is correct for noun. The correct answer is D.
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07 Oct 2008, 03:07
vbalex wrote:
I had the same problem. So, descend from is for the verbal, but descendant of is correct for noun. The correct answer is D.

pls, can you give example for verbal and for noun just to understand.

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