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# Linguistic

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29 Apr 2011, 03:57
Contend that - is a command subjunctive.Hence a that is essential here.

Between options A and B,A is clearer stating that the languages can be traced back.
Hence OA is A.
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29 Apr 2011, 05:06
Isn't the active voice in option "B" is clearer than the passive used in option "A"??

amit2k9 wrote:
Contend that - is a command subjunctive.Hence a that is essential here.

Between options A and B,A is clearer stating that the languages can be traced back.
Hence OA is A.

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29 Apr 2011, 09:55
MSDHONI wrote:
Isn't the active voice in option "B" is clearer than the passive used in option "A"??

The problem with B is the use of the pronoun 'of which'.This should refer back to a single Noun or subject.However, it's antecedent isn't clear considering it either refers to World's billion people or languages.
http://www.jalc.edu/departmentpages/eng ... _which.pdf
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07 May 2011, 05:03
content that .. is right usuage
between a & b , amit2k9 has explained

go for A
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