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1. Not every person who is indicted __________. (A) of guilt (B) is guilty (C) to be guilty (D) guilty

ricky: i put (D) but the answer is (B). why?

2. Researchers have found that the healthiest diet is simple, inexpensive, and traditional fare that people abandon as they moving into affluence.

ricky: the answer is (D), why?? i put "traditional fare " as my answer because there should have "the" in front of "traditional fare "

3. If e-mail had been invented before the telephone, it would be the most popular communications medium.

ricky: can you tell me what' s wrong with this question?
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Hi,

1. Not every person who is indicted __________. (A) of guilt (B) is guilty (C) to be guilty (D) guilty

ricky: i put (D) but the answer is (B). why? "Who is indicted' is just a subordinate clause. Let's remove it.

Not every person . . . . You need a verb form here, so that's why B is right and D is wrong.

2. Researchers have found that the healthiest diet is simple, inexpensive, and traditional fare that people abandon as they moving into affluence.

ricky: the answer is (D), why?? With as they . . . you need a tense form, not just a participle like 'moving'. ie say as they move into . .

i put "traditional fare " as my answer because there should have "the" in front of "traditional fare " You don't need the definite article 'the' here. iI's just a general reference to 'traditional fare'.

3. If e-mail had been invented before the telephone, it would be the most popular communications medium.

ricky: can you tell me what' s wrong with this question? The intention of the writer is clearly that 'it' should mean 'email', but the position of the pronoun following 'telephone' means that, grammarically, it refers to the noun 'telephone'.

Best wishes, Clive
3. If e-mail had been invented before the telephone, it would be the most popular communications medium.

ricky: can you tell me what' s wrong with this question? The intention of the writer is clearly that 'it' should mean 'email', but the position of the pronoun following 'telephone' means that, grammarically, it refers to the noun 'telephone'.

ricky: the answer is (B), why??
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Hi,

What information are you looking for that I didn't already give you?

Please ask your latest question about this more clearly.

Best wishes, Clive
sorry, i'm still not understand about this question. Can you rewrite it in completed sentence ??

3. If e-mail had been invented before the telephone, it would be the most popular communications medium.
I would to know more about the third sentence too. Why "it" here means "telephone", not "e-mail"?
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Hi,

3. If e-mail had been invented before the telephone, it would be the most popular communications medium.

can you tell me what' s wrong with this question? I'd like to revise my previous answer. I became interested in the pronoun'it', but that's not one of the underlined 'error choices' that you have to select from.

Out of those four choices, I think the examiner seems to want you to choose 'would be', on the grounds that it should be 'would have been'. I don't agree with this, myself, because 'would have been' focuses on the past but 'would be' recognizes that email is still the most popular today. I'd prefer 'would have become'. But in your test, out of these choices, I'd select 'would be' as the error.

Now, let's look again at the pronoun. I said The intention of the writer is clearly that 'it' should mean 'email', but the position of the pronoun following 'telephone' means that, grammarically, it refers to the noun 'telephone'. You asked me, 'Why?'

Consider this sentence. 'If the bomb hits the tree, it will die.' What do you think 'it' refers to, the first noun (bomb) or the second noun (tree)?

Best wishes, Clive