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    Choose the best answer

    Elfreth's Alley in Philadelphia is the oldest residential street in the US, with ......... from 1728
    A. houses are dated B. the dating of houses
    C. the dates of houses D. houses dating
    I chose A but it's wrong answer so I guess that D is correct, but I can't understand why A is incorrect. Please help. Thank you!

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    Re: Choose the best answer

    Quote Originally Posted by ha179 View Post
    Elfreth's Alley in Philadelphia is the oldest residential street in the US, with houses dating (or houses that date) from back 1728
    I don't know the usage with "from" .So you'd better wait for a native-speaker to get an answer
    Last edited by euncu; 26-Dec-2009 at 20:11.

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    Re: Choose the best answer

    Quote Originally Posted by ha179 View Post
    Elfreth's Alley in Philadelphia is the oldest residential street in the US, with ......... from 1728
    A. houses are dated B. the dating of houses
    C. the dates of houses D. houses dating
    I chose A but it's wrong answer so I guess that D is correct, but I can't understand why A is incorrect. Please help. Thank you!
    (NOT a teacher) Elfreth's Alley ... in the U. S., WITH houses dating from 1728. English speakers like to use "with" in sentences like this because it is shorter: (l) Grammar books tell us that "with" is not a preposition in that kind of sentence but something like a conjunction. It means something like "because." Don't be sad that you chose A. Although A is not the accepted form, your thinking was excellent: Elfreth's Alley ...in the U.S. BECAUSE the houses are dated from 1728.

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