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# Pragmatists believe that adding words to the dictionary because of pop

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Pragmatists believe that adding words to the dictionary because of popular usage is a normal part of the evolution of a language, but purists argue that this practice leads to a "dumbing down" of the language, which they liken to making particular crimes legal just because people are committing those crimes.

A. which they liken to making particular crimes legal just because people are committing those crimes
B. which they liken to, just because people are committing particular crimes, making those crimes legal
C. which they liken to particular crimes being made legal just because people are committing those crimes
D. likening it to, just because people are committing particular crimes, making those crimes legal
E. likening it to making particular crimes legal just because people are committing those crimes

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25 Feb 2019, 04:51
iamsiddharthkapoor wrote:
Pragmatists believe that adding words to the dictionary because of popular usage is a normal part of the evolution of a language, but purists argue that this practice leads to a "dumbing down" of the language, which they liken to making particular crimes legal just because people are committing those crimes.

A. which they liken to making particular crimes legal just because people are committing those crimes
B. which they liken to, just because people are committing particular crimes, making those crimes legal
C. which they liken to particular crimes being made legal just because people are committing those crimes
D. likening it to, just because people are committing particular crimes, making those crimes legal
E. likening it to making particular crimes legal just because people are committing those crimes

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