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# Nobody knows exactly how many languages there are in the

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10 Jan 2006, 18:53
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Nobody knows exactly how many languages there are in the world, partly because of the difficulty (of? ) distinguishing between a language and the sub-languages or dialects within it, but those who have tried to count typically have found about five thousand.
A) and the sub-languages or dialects within it, but those who have tried to count typically have found
B) and the sub-languages or dialects within them, with those who have tried counting typically finding
C) and the sub-languages or dialects within it, but those who have tried counting it typically find
D) or the sub-languages or dialects within them, but those who tried to count them typically found
E) or the sub-languages or dialects within them, with those who have tried to count typically finding

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10 Jan 2006, 19:10
The correct Idiom is 'between ... and'. Choice D and E are out.

B) Correct pronoun for language would be 'it' and not them.

C) Wordy. But those who have tried counting it is awkward.

My choice, A.

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10 Jan 2006, 20:36
A seems to be the right choice.

Earlier I got confused with the usage of 'it' in the option A.
I thought 'it' is refering to languages but later on I found that 'it' was refering to World.

A) and the sub-languages or dialects within it, but those who have tried to count typically have found Correct (Correct use of 'it' and tense)
B) and the sub-languages or dialects within them, with those who have tried counting typically finding (Incorrect use of 'them', incorrect use of tense)
C) and the sub-languages or dialects within it, but those who have tried counting it typically find (Incorrect use of tense)
D) or the sub-languages or dialects within them, but those who tried to count them typically found (Incorrect use of 'them', incorrect use of tense)
E) or the sub-languages or dialects within them, with those who have tried to count typically finding (Incorrect use of 'them', incorrect use of 'with' and incorrect use of tense)

Regards,
Brajesh

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13 Jan 2006, 21:31
"a" signals that we need the singular "it" referent.

C is a little redundant, so the best answer is (A).

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13 Jan 2006, 23:59
It's good to see, lot of good analysis these days. Our club rocks!!!

Me to join team 'A'

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13 Jan 2006, 23:59
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