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Post Wed Feb 10, 2010 8:39 pm
Any theory of grammar should answer three basic questions: what constitutes knowledge of grammar, how it is acquired, and how it is put to use.

(A) how it is acquired, and how it is put to use

(B) how is knowledge of grammar acquired, and how put to use

(C) how it was acquired and put to use

(D) its acquisition and putting to use

(E) how its knowledge is acquired, and how it is put to use


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Post Wed Feb 10, 2010 10:07 pm
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which word is "it" referring to in the correct answer? I guess a better question would be... how do you tell besides just knowing?
knowledge of grammer is noun phrase ahving head noun as knowledge and it reffers to knowledge
rem sub of prepositional pharse is never the main sub

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Post Thu Feb 11, 2010 3:30 am
IMO (A)..

parallelism...

what constitutes..

How it is...

How it is....

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Post Wed Feb 10, 2010 10:07 pm
sorry... in the correct answer we have:

how it is acquired, and how it is put to use.

how do we know what "IT" is referring too? what part of speech should I be looking for to determine whether or not IT is being properly used?

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Post Wed Feb 10, 2010 10:02 pm
I am sowree. i dint quite get ur question . if u could be a l'l more specific i'd probably be able to help you out .

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which word is "it" referring to in the correct answer? I guess a better question would be... how do you tell besides just knowing?

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which word is "it" referring to in the correct answer? I guess a better question would be... how do you tell besides just knowing?

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Post Wed Feb 10, 2010 9:42 pm
Simple parallelism is required here .

What constitutes and how it is .

B ,C and E are wrong because its talking about past tense whereas the sentence is talking about present tense. constitutes..

E lacks parallelism within the underlined sentence itself.

D uses noun form - acquisition which isnt required in our case . Again lacks parallelism within the underlined part.

Hence A

The only one that maintains parallelism.

Hope this helps Smile

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Any theory of grammar should answer three basic questions: what constitutes knowledge of grammar, how it is acquired, and how it is put to use.

(A) how it is acquired, and how it is put to use

(B) how is knowledge of grammar acquired, and how put to use

(C) how it was acquired and put to use

(D) its acquisition and putting to use

(E) how its knowledge is acquired, and how it is put to use


OA A

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Post Wed Feb 10, 2010 8:55 pm
komal wrote:
Any theory of grammar should answer three basic questions: what constitutes knowledge of grammar, how it is acquired, and how it is put to use.

(A) how it is acquired, and how it is put to use
correct
(B) how is knowledge of grammar acquired, and how put to use
...no sub in red color part


(C) how it was acquired and put to use
lacks llelism

(D) its acquisition and putting to use
lacks llelism

(E) how its knowledge is acquired, and how it is put to use

its knowledge changes meaning


OA A

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