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Research suggests that the use of social networking sites can make pe

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Research suggests that the use of social networking sites can make people happy if used to engage directly with other users, rather than just to check the attractive updates posted by others, a distinction in experience reminds that social media is what the users make it.

A) suggests that the use of social networking sites can make people happy if used to engage directly with other users, rather than just to check the attractive updates posted by others, a distinction in experience reminds
B) suggests that social networking sites can make people happy if used to engage directly with other users, rather than just to check the attractive updates posted by others, a distinction in experience reminding
C) suggests that the use of social networking sites makes people happy and is used to engage directly with other users, rather than just to check the attractive updates posted by others, a distinction in experience reminding
D) suggests that the social networking sites make people happy, and if used to engage directly with other users, rather than just to check the attractive updates posted by others, they remind
E) suggesting the use of social networking sites can make people happy if used to engage directly with other users, rather than just to check the attractive updates posted by others, a distinction in experience reminding

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Research suggests that the use of social networking sites can make people happy if used to engage directly with other users, rather than just to check the attractive updates posted by others, a distinction in experience reminds that social media is what the users make it.

A) suggests that the use of social networking sites can make people happy if used to engage directly with other users, rather than just to check the attractive updates posted by others, a distinction in experience reminds
B) suggests that social networking sites can make people happy if used to engage directly with other users, rather than just to check the attractive updates posted by others, a distinction in experience reminding
C) suggests that the use of social networking sites makes people happy and is used to engage directly with other users, rather than just to check the attractive updates posted by others, a distinction in experience reminding
D) suggests that the social networking sites make people happy, and if used to engage directly with other users, rather than just to check the attractive updates posted by others, they remind
E) suggesting the use of social networking sites can make people happy if used to engage directly with other users, rather than just to check the attractive updates posted by others, a distinction in experience reminding

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B) suggests that social networking sites can make people happy if used to engage directly with other users, rather than just to check the attractive updates posted by others, a distinction in experience reminding
C) suggests that the use of social networking sites makes people happy and is used to engage directly with other users, rather than just to check the attractive updates posted by others, a distinction in experience reminding
E) suggesting the use of social networking sites can make people happy if used to engage directly with other users, rather than just to check the attractive updates posted by others, a distinction in experience reminding

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B) suggests that social networking sites can make people happy if used to engage directly with other users, rather than just to check the attractive updates posted by others, a distinction in experience reminding (It is the use of the website that makes people happy not the website.)
C) suggests that the use of social networking sites makes people happy and is used to engage directly with other users, rather than just to check the attractive updates posted by others, a distinction in experience reminding

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It's B. First of all, if clause doesn't have a noun, so it must borrow noun from the previous clause.

Here in A, "the use" is the noun of previous clause and hence, sentence is trying to convey that --- if the use is used properly. BS.

Eliminate C & E for the very same reason.

Between B&D, D makes an as pronoun they has no referant.

B wins

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16 Sep 2019, 22:26
can we use If...rather than constructions?.. how do they work?
and is n't distinction used along with between? i.e, distinction between x and y
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Updated on: 18 Sep 2019, 08:39
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Research suggests that the use of social networking sites can make people happy if used to engage directly with other users, rather than just to check the attractive updates posted by others, a distinction in experience reminds that social media is what the users make it.

A) suggests that the use of social networking sites can make people happy if used to engage directly with other users, rather than just to check the attractive updates posted by others, a distinction in experience reminds
B) suggests that social networking sites can make people happy if used to engage directly with other users, rather than just to check the attractive updates posted by others, a distinction in experience reminding
C) suggests that the use of social networking sites makes people happy and is used to engage directly with other users, rather than just to check the attractive updates posted by others, a distinction in experience reminding
D) suggests that the social networking sites make people happy, and if used to engage directly with other users, rather than just to check the attractive updates posted by others, they remind
E) suggesting the use of social networking sites can make people happy if used to engage directly with other users, rather than just to check the attractive updates posted by others, a distinction in experience reminding

IMO

In the given sentence there are two independent clauses divided by a comma. The first clause has research as noun and suggests as main verb and in the second sentence distinction is noun and reminds is verb. So instead of a verb we can make the second verb into a gerund "+ ing form".

E - has no main verb at all
D - they remind - who are they
C - we can't see the premise statement for contradictory word rather than, if clause in the given statement works better.
B- second clause is dependent clause and if clause is used. This must be the correct
A- second independent clause
"...the use of social..." "..if used to engage.." I felt like using " use " word two times is
redundancy.

Experts please correct me if i am wrong..

daagh , Bunuel

Originally posted by vicky2019 on 18 Sep 2019, 07:52.
Last edited by vicky2019 on 18 Sep 2019, 08:39, edited 1 time in total.
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18 Sep 2019, 08:06
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Which is the anwer at all?
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18 Sep 2019, 08:11
Why is A wrong, option B changes the meaning. It's the usage of social media which makes a person happy. Option B changes the meaning. Kindly explain

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18 Sep 2019, 08:45
daagh wrote:
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Which is the anwer at all?

I am sorry..

I edited my previous post. Answer choice is B, I want to know whether my reasoning is correct or not.
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I didn't get your reasoning. You have said:
"B- second clause is dependent clause and if clause is used. This must be the correct'" ---Can u pl tell me, which is the second clause and whether what you call as if clause is indded a clause?

Hope you don't mind.
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18 Sep 2019, 09:42
In B ,
Reminding is not parallel with suggest.
I my view B is wrong and A is correct Answer

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07 Oct 2019, 21:27
Still not clear why "B" and not "A" is the answer :

A) suggests that the use of social networking sites can make people happy if used to engage directly with other users, rather than just to check the attractive updates posted by others, a distinction in experience reminds
B) suggests that social networking sites can make people happy if used to engage directly with other users, rather than just to check the attractive updates posted by others, a distinction in experience reminding.

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