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# People in the Philippines uses Englog, an informal type of English mer

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Updated on: 11 Apr 2019, 20:53
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People in the Philippines uses Englog, an informal type of English merged with Tagalog words;the most commonly spoken form of Englog is called Konyo English

A. uses Englog, an informal type of English merged with Tagalog words;the most commonly spoken form of Englog
B. use Englog, an informal type of English merged with Tagalog words,the most commonly spoken form of which
C. use Englog, an informal type of English merged with Tagalog words,the most commonly spoken form of them
D. uses Englog, an informal type of English merged with Tagalog words,the most commonly spoken form of which
E. use Englog, an informal type of English merged with Tagalog words;the most commonly spoken form of Englog

I am confused between B & E.

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Updated on: 10 Apr 2019, 06:15
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I wish to refer to two or three aspects of this text.

In Choice B, what does the relative pronoun “which” stand for? It is supposed to refer to Englog, but I wonder whether it does. This ambiguity leaves room to doubt that it might well refer to Tagalog words. The intent of the passage is entirely changed then. This is the pitfall of B. By making it clear that the most commonly spoken form of Englog is Konyo English, E is unambiguous.

A semicolon is required to separate two independent and at the same time related clauses. E satisfies this condition too.
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16 Dec 2010, 09:12
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Yes it's B

There is no need for a semi colon. You would only use a semi colon to connect independent clauses.

the most commonly spoken form of Englog is not independent.

"The most commonly spoken form of Englog is called Kongo English" is an independent clause. And I think unless the sentence was better expressed in a shorter construction in B, then E is just as correct as B.
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14 Dec 2013, 09:15
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People in the Philippines uses Englog, an informal type of English merged with Tagalog words;the most commonly spoken form of Englog is called Konyo English

A. uses Englog, an informal type of English merged with Tagalog words;the most commonly spoken form of Englog
B. use Englog, an informal type of English merged with Tagalog words,the most commonly spoken form of which
C. use Englog, an informal type of English merged with Tagalog words,the most commonly spoken form of them
D. uses Englog, an informal type of English merged with Tagalog words,the most commonly spoken form of which
E. use Englog, an informal type of English merged with Tagalog words;the most commonly spoken form of Englog

OA=B

I am confused between B & E.

Guys so is there consensus on whether the answer is B or E finally?

I go for E of course

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14 Dec 2013, 09:41
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hideyoshi wrote:
People in the Philippines uses Englog, an informal type of English merged with Tagalog words;the most commonly spoken form of Englog is called Konyo English

A. uses Englog, an informal type of English merged with Tagalog words;the most commonly spoken form of Englog
B. use Englog, an informal type of English merged with Tagalog words,the most commonly spoken form of which
C. use Englog, an informal type of English merged with Tagalog words,the most commonly spoken form of them
D. uses Englog, an informal type of English merged with Tagalog words,the most commonly spoken form of which
E. use Englog, an informal type of English merged with Tagalog words;the most commonly spoken form of Englog

OA=B

I am confused between B & E.

Guys so is there consensus on whether the answer is B or E finally?

I go for E of course

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From what I can tell, the consensus here is that (1) no one can track down the original question and (2) you probably won't encounter anything like this on the test. That said, I have a couple of thoughts:

(1) the ambiguous referent for "which" seems to be cleared up by the use of "is" BUT,
(2) Since that's not how you want to clear up your reference, AND since E is technically correct,

I'd probably go with E. Of course, before going with E, I'd probably go off in search of a better question to study.
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04 Apr 2019, 13:39
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I wish to refer to two or three aspects of this text.

In Choice B, what does the relative pronoun “which” stands for? It is supposed to refer to Englog, but I wonder whether it does. This ambiguity leaves room to doubt that it might well refer to Tagalog words. The intent of the passage is entirely changed then. This is the pitfall of B. By making it clear that the most commonly spoken form of Englog is Konyo English, E is unambiguous.

A semicolon is required to separate two independent and at the same time related clauses. E satisfies this condition too.

Dear Sir,

can you please tell me, People in Philipines will act as unit so it has to be singular right ? So i will choose option A as it is using correct modifier as well as "uses"(correct verb)
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can you please tell me, People in Philipines will act as a unit so it has to be singular right? So i will choose option A as it is using correct modifier as well as "uses"(correct verb)

People are plural. "In Philippines" is a prepositional middleman, which has no say the number of the subject.

I didn't get your point about Option A using the correct modifier. Which is the correct modifier in A and are the modifiers in other choices wrong? Could you kindly elaborate on my queries? Thanks.
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11 Apr 2019, 19:26
daagh wrote:
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Dear Sir,

can you please tell me, People in Philipines will act as a unit so it has to be singular right? So i will choose option A as it is using correct modifier as well as "uses"(correct verb)

People are plural. "In Philippines" is a prepositional middleman, which has no say the number of the subject.

I didn't get your point about Option A using the correct modifier. Which is the correct modifier in A and are the modifiers in other choices wrong? Could you kindly elaborate on my queries? Thanks.

I was confused for the correct verb, because people is singular as well as plural depends on the context where it is used (IMO), i thought 'people in Phillipines' will act as single unit, and the modifier i was referring to were (which,them) , cancel out B,C,D left with two options in hand A and E , i chose A over B because of above mentioned confusion in my mind.
Thanks for clearing my doubt .
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