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SOME “correct the mistake “ questions
1. Farms(A) of maize,beans,and tobacco,the wendat,Native american tribes that inhabited(B) present-day Michigan,lived a sedentary life(C) in densely populated(D) villages.the given answer is A,I don’t know why the word”farms” is wrong?
2. Although(A) there are more than 2,000 different variety(B) of candy,many of them are made from a basic(C) boiled mixture of(D)sugar,water,and corn syrup.the given answer is B,but I think C is wrong,because I think it should be”basically”
3. which of the 2 sentences is right?A.two pieces of bread are taken to the kitchen B. two pieces of bread is taken to the kitchen
I appreciate your help very much!
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Hi again Emotion: smile

1. "Farmers" is the right word to use:
"Farmers of maize, beans, and tobacco, the wendat, Native american tribes that inhabited(B) present-day Michigan, lived a sedentary life(C) in densely populated(D) villages."

"Farmers" refers to the wendat, the people. The wendat were farmers, they grew maize and beans in farms. I'll rewrite the sentence in a different way, it might help you see what I mean:

"The wendat, Native American tribes that inhabited present-day Michigan and were farmers of maize, beans, and tobacco, lived a sedentary life in densely populated villages."

2. "Varieties" is the right word to use, instead of "variety". The sentence states that there are more than 2,000 so the plural is necessary. You say "one variety", but "many varieties".
"Basic" is ok, it is an adjective modifying "mixture": a basic mixture.

3. Sentence A is correct:
"Two pieces of bread are taken to the kitchen."
You have a plural subject *two pieces of bread) so you need the "plural" form of "to be": "are".

If the sentence had been abut only one piece of bread, it would have been:
"One piece of bread is taken to the kitchen."

Miriam
thank you,miriam,i am a student in beijing now.as to the first question,there is no answer,ETS has made a mistake
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You're most welcome Emotion: smile

What do you mean "as to the first question, there is no answer, ETS has made a mistake", please?

Thank you.

Miriam
i mean,this is a "correcting mistake" question extracted from ETS published practice book,its given answer is A(farms),so the answers mean A IS wrong,i still dont know why.thank you!:)
Hi all!
Ermmmm... maybe you didn't get what they said... "FARMS" IS wrong: the correct noun is FARMERS. FARM: the agricoltural complex [building(s) + fields...]; FARMERS: the men involved in this kind of activity.
Sorry if I misunderstood sumthing.

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