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    predominant or predominantly

    Hi!
    It is ______ through broadcast media such as television and radio that companies place an advertisement to attract prospective customers.
    a. predominant
    b. predominantly
    c. predominanting
    d. predominanted
    I have chosen A because I think it is the construction of IT + BE + Adj + THAT-CLAUSE, but the key is B. Could you please explain that?

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    Re: predominant or predominantly

    An adverb is required here. You can see that by simplifying the construction: companies place advertisements predominantly through broadcast media. The construction you propose does not exist.

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