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# With its abundance of noun inflections, Icelandic is one of

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With its abundance of noun inflections, Icelandic is one of several Germanic languages that is compact when written but can lengthen
considerably when translated into English.

a: is compact when written but can lengthen considerably when translated into English
b: are compact when they are written, but they can lengthen considerably when they are translated in English.
c: is compact when written but can lengthen considerably when being translated into English.
d: are compact when written but can lengthen considerably in English translation.
e: is compact when it is written but can lengthen considerably when translated in English.
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24 Jul 2004, 00:07
Here is the rule. I just saw it a few days ago.

X is one of Y ( here Y is always a plural noun) + PLURAL verb

ACE are out.

Between B and D, B uses an inordinate amount of "they"'s. Specially the first "they" is not at all required.

B. Icelandic is one of several Germanic languages that are compact when [they are ]written,
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24 Jul 2004, 03:57
B for me. Pretty easy one, if one's fundamentals are right.

ashkg wrote:
Here is the rule. I just saw it a few days ago.

X is one of Y ( here Y is always a plural noun) + PLURAL verb

ACE are out.

Between B and D, D uses an inordinate amount of "they"'s. Specially the first "they" is not at all required.

B. Icelandic is one of several Germanic languages that are compact when [they are ]written,

Lovely explanation. I also solved it this way but could have never thought of this good a way to explain it.
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