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    in the early stages/under investigation

    This conversation project looks promising, but it's still..........
    A) in the early stages
    B) under investigation

    The answer is B but I have no idea why I couldn't choose A. There's nothing wrong with it grammatically and it has a clear meaning as well (to the best of my knowledge, that is). Any idea?

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    Re: in the early stages/under investigation

    Quote Originally Posted by vkhu View Post
    This conversation project looks promising, but it's still..........
    A) in the early stages
    B) under investigation

    The answer is B but I have no idea why I couldn't choose A. There's nothing wrong with it grammatically and it has a clear meaning as well (to the best of my knowledge, that is). Any idea?
    I would have said A) is the only correct answer. I would not expect a project to be "under investigation" - that's normally reserved for when the police or some other legal authority look into something.

    By the way, was it definitely "conversation", not "conservation"?

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    Re: in the early stages/under investigation

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I would have said A) is the only correct answer. I would not expect a project to be "under investigation" - that's normally reserved for when the police or some other legal authority look into something.

    By the way, was it definitely "conversation", not "conservation"?
    Ah shot. It's "conservation". Thanks for pointing that out. And is A still the only correct one after I made the change?

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    Re: in the early stages/under investigation

    I'd say either answer is possible, but A is much more likely and natural.

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