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# The town is composed of many people who, although their

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The town is composed of many people who, although their common language is French, they also use languages like German and Italian while speaking at home

(A) they also use languages like German and Italian while speaking at home
(B) speaking at home in languages such as German and Italian
(C) the languages spoken at home range from German to Italian
(D) use such languages as German and Italian while speaking at home
(E) speak in languages at home that ranges from German to Italian

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11 Apr 2013, 11:18
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The town is composed of many people who, although their common language is French, they also use languages like German and Italian while speaking at home

(A) they also use languages like German and Italian while speaking at home
(B) speaking at home in languages such as German and Italian
(C) the languages spoken at home range from German to Italian
(D) use such languages as German and Italian while speaking at home
(E) speak in languages at home that ranges from German to Italian

"people who,(...), ?" we have to continue the sentence. "who they", "who speaking", "who the languages" are wrong: out A B C.
Between D and E I pick D. In E the error (in my opinion) is "ranges" because it refers to languageS (plural) and let me say that "that ranges" is not clear, it modifies home or langauges?
IMO D
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11 Apr 2013, 11:28
IMO D

Clause starting with "although" is D/C
I/C "town is .....people" then we have a "who clause" starting, referring to people, thus verb needed directly.

Choice A uses another pronoun "they" (2 incorrect pronouns only one verb incorrect)
Choice B uses no verb but ing modifier
Choice C uses no verb
Choice E wrong meaning "ranges from" while intended meaning only specifies 2 other languages and not a range of languages between Italian and German
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12 Apr 2013, 08:59
Concepts Tested – Redundancy, Verb, Meaning
In the original sentence the use of ‘who’ and ‘they’ one after the other is
redundant, so eliminate A

B is missing a main verb

C - Fails to logically connect the underlined part with the rest of the sentence.
‘Who’ needs to be followed by a ‘verb’ and not by nouns such as ‘languages’

Between D and E, E makes it appear as though it is the homes that range (note
the singular ranges in the sentence that does not agree with plural languages but
that does agree with the singular home) from German to Italian and not the
languages. D gets this meaning clear and is the best answer.
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19 Apr 2013, 01:42
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The town is composed of many people who, although their common language is French, they also use languages like German and Italian while speaking at home

(A) they also use languages like German and Italian while speaking at home
(B) speaking at home in languages such as German and Italian
(C) the languages spoken at home range from German to Italian
(D) use such languages as German and Italian while speaking at home
(E) speak in languages at home that ranges from German to Italian

IMO, D
After "Who" ==> must be VERB like "Use / Speak" ==> narrow down to D, E
E is wrong because "speak in languages" is not idiomatic.
So D is correct.
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05 Jun 2019, 21:01
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The town is composed of many people who, although their common language is French, they also use languages like German and Italian while speaking at home

(A) they also use languages like German and Italian while speaking at home
(B) speaking at home in languages such as German and Italian
(C) the languages spoken at home range from German to Italian
(D) use such languages as German and Italian while speaking at home
(E) speak in languages at home that ranges from German to Italian

The right answer should be D. As with most SC questions, there are two flash points to look out for.

Firstly, "although.....French" is an appositive for the "many people". Hence, what follows after the comma should actually be the action that these people do. Hence, A, B, C are OUT

In option E, the problem is the incorrect subject verb agreement with "ranges". It is the languages that range, so the verb should be the plural "range". OUT

Hence, D is the right answer.

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