Hi Guys and Grammarian people around the world ... today , I have two questions about the diction .

Which of the following sentences uses correct diction ?

a. Emma said the reason she’s moving is because the neighbours are too noisy .

b. Let’s work together to try and correct the problem , shall we?

c. Regardless of his position in the company , I find his behaviour really aggravating .

d. We didn’t receive any of our packages on time on account of the snowstorm .

e. a and d .

f. None of the above .

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Which of the following sentences contains an error in diction ?

a. He had a large amount of ammunition left , but only a small amount of bullets .

b. Being that I hadn’t eaten since breakfast , I started to feel lightheaded .

c. Did you get a discount on that scarf or did you get it for free ?

d. Though I’m loathe to admit it , I rather liked his performance art piece .

e. a and d

f. All of the above .

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Hello, smilemoon - and welcome to English Forums.

First, which answers do you think are correct? (Warning: native speakers say all of these in casual conversation.)
Hi , am not sure .

in the first question , it seems b and c are both correct

The second one , I can't notice the error , all of them seems correct ^_^
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Here's what I see:

1. Which of the following sentences uses correct diction?

a. Emma said the reason she’s moving is because the neighbours are too noisy. -- Some grammarians do not like 'the reason is because'; they consider 'reason' + 'because' redundant. However, it is common in natural speech.

b. Let’s work together to try and correct the problem, shall we?-- Though some grammarians want 'try and' replaced by 'try to', this is in common use.

c. Regardless of his position in the company, I find his behaviour really aggravating.-- Some grammarians claim that aggravate can only mean "to make worse," and not "to irritate," but it has been generally accepted for centuries.

d. We didn’t receive any of our packages on time on account of the snowstorm.-- Some grammarians find 'on account of' too casual, but it is in common use.

e. a and d.

f. None of the above

As you can see from my comments, all of the above are widely accepted in natural spoken English, and all of them have some problem that prescriptive grammarians do not like. So the test question is a very poorly written one.

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Which of the following sentences contains an error in diction?-- I have bolded any errors and comments:

a. He had a large amount of ammunition left , but only a small number of bullets.

b. Being that / Since / Because I hadn’t eaten since breakfast , I started to feel lightheaded. - 'Being that' is considered awkward by most grammarians, but it does occur in natural speech.

c. Did you get a discount on that scarf, or did you get it for free?-- OK

d. Though I’m loath to admit it, I rather liked his performance art piece.

e. a and d-- Therefore, this is the answer.

f. All of the above .
Thank u very much Micawber .