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# The increased popularity and availability of televisions has

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The increased popularity and availability of televisions has led to the decline of regional dialects, language variations which originate from diverse ethnic and cultural heritages and perpetuated by geographic isolation.

A. which originate from diverse ethnic and cultural heritages and perpetuated

B. that originated from diverse ethnic and cultural heritages and perpetuated

C. originated from diverse ethnic and cultural heritages and perpetuated

D. originating from diverse ethnic and cultural heritages and perpetuated

E. originating from diverse ethnic and cultural heritages and perpetuating
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12 May 2008, 01:26
I am picking B on this one.

The increased popularity and availability of televisions has led to the decline of regional dialects, language variations that originated from diverse ethnic and cultural heritages and perpetuated by geographic isolation.

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12 May 2008, 01:35
my pick would be B.. i think D lacks parallelism

what is OA?
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12 May 2008, 07:30
bsd_lover wrote:
The increased popularity and availability of televisions has led to the decline of regional dialects, language variations which originate from diverse ethnic and cultural heritages and perpetuated by geographic isolation.

A. which originate from diverse ethnic and cultural heritages and perpetuated

B. that originated from diverse ethnic and cultural heritages and perpetuated

C. originated from diverse ethnic and cultural heritages and perpetuated

D. originating from diverse ethnic and cultural heritages and perpetuated

E. originating from diverse ethnic and cultural heritages and perpetuating

languages are usually "originated" so that's how i eliminated A,D,E. its the showdown between B & C and if I read my Manhattan GMAT book correctly, that should be used to describe language variations. but hey, I mite be wrong so bsd, if u dont mind mate, the OA if we may? (drum sounds)
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12 May 2008, 07:31
*hint* only one person in this thread has hit the OA so far - and that person resides in Vietnam.
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12 May 2008, 10:25
bsd_lover wrote:
The increased popularity and availability of televisions has led to the decline of regional dialects, language variations which originate from diverse ethnic and cultural heritages and perpetuated by geographic isolation.

A. which originate from diverse ethnic and cultural heritages and perpetuated

B. that originated from diverse ethnic and cultural heritages and perpetuated

C. originated from diverse ethnic and cultural heritages and perpetuated

D. originating from diverse ethnic and cultural heritages and perpetuated

E. originating from diverse ethnic and cultural heritages and perpetuating

This is a positive D.

This problem is similar to the Time Zones problem if you guys remember it.

Well - between B and D, D is actually parallel because of the correct usage in D of participles (originating and perpetuated) even though they are structurally dissimilar.

if we were to use the structure of B -

variations that originated from should be paralleled by and that were perpetuated by.... then it would have been parallel.

Alternatively D uses

Variations ORIGINATING from (originating acts as an adjective modifying Variations) and perpetuated by (again perpetuated acts as an adjective modifying variatons).
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12 May 2008, 10:31
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12 May 2008, 10:42
bsd_lover wrote:
The increased popularity and availability of televisions has led to the decline of regional dialects, language variations which originate from diverse ethnic and cultural heritages and perpetuated by geographic isolation.

A. which originate from diverse ethnic and cultural heritages and perpetuated

B. that originated from diverse ethnic and cultural heritages and perpetuated

C. originated from diverse ethnic and cultural heritages and perpetuated

D. originating from diverse ethnic and cultural heritages and perpetuated

E. originating from diverse ethnic and cultural heritages and perpetuating

i agree with D
originating (still going on)
perpetuated (done)
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12 May 2008, 12:30
D for me..

originating-> present continuous

perpetuated->past tense
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12 May 2008, 15:47
OA is D.

Great explanation +1 -- Yes I do remember time zones.
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This is a positive D.

This problem is similar to the Time Zones problem if you guys remember it.

Well - between B and D, D is actually parallel because of the correct usage in D of participles (originating and perpetuated) even though they are structurally dissimilar.

if we were to use the structure of B -

variations that originated from should be paralleled by and that were perpetuated by.... then it would have been parallel.

Alternatively D uses

Variations ORIGINATING from (originating acts as an adjective modifying Variations) and perpetuated by (again perpetuated acts as an adjective modifying variatons).
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