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sb70012
Posted: Monday, September 19, 2016 3:41:32 PM

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The English spoken in the United States is only slightly different from___ spoken in England.
A which
B what
C that (answer)
D the one

Hi,
D (the one) looks fine. May I know why it doesn't work?
After all, is the original question natural to you?

Thank you.

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Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Monday, September 19, 2016 4:18:12 PM

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Hi!

To me, "that" would be the natural choice - but I cannot see that "the one" is wrong - it just is not the "normal" way it would be said.

I cannot see a logical or grammatical error in "D".

I think it is because "English" is normally an uncountable noun (even though in this sentence it is being used countably). Saying 'the one', for an uncountable, sounds strange.

Wyrd bið ful aræd - bull!
sb70012
Posted: Tuesday, September 20, 2016 5:30:51 AM

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Thank you.

I think if we use "The language spoken . . ." instead of "The English spoken . . ." D can also work.

Yes?

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FounDit
Posted: Tuesday, September 20, 2016 11:30:50 AM

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sb70012 wrote:
Thank you.

I think if we use "The language spoken . . ." instead of "The English spoken . . ." D can also work.

Yes?


Yes, that would work also. You could also say, "The English language spoken . . ." instead of "The English spoken . . ."

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