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    archeological evidences or in using

    Hello!

    From archeological evidences. we know Egyptians were highly organized and civilized.Moreover, they were skillful in using crafts
    A.From archeological evidences
    B.highly organized
    C.were skillful
    D.in using

    I chose D.
    skilful at (doing) something
    - After a few years, he became very skilful at drawing.
    skilful - Definition from Longman English Dictionary Online


    But the key is A. I am wondering how A is revised, please?


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    #2

    Re: archeological evidences or in using

    What is the question? Find the error in the sentence?

    You have to tell us what the question is if you want us to understand.

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    #3

    Re: archeological evidences or in using

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    What is the question? Find the error in the sentence?

    You have to tell us what the question is if you want us to understand.
    Sorry. Yes. Find the error in the sentence, please.

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    #4

    Re: archeological evidences or in using

    "Evidence" is not countable. So saying "archaeological evidences" is an error.

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    #5

    Re: archeological evidences or in using

    Yes, I guess that's what they wanted from the student - to pick the wrong answer.

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    #6

    Re: archeological evidences or in using

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    "Evidence" is not countable. So saying "archaeological evidences" is an error.
    Thank SoothingDave.
    But according to OALD
    evidence [uncountable, countable]
    The cave contained evidences of prehistoric settlement.
    evidence - Definition and pronunciation | Oxford Advanced Learners Dictionary at OxfordLearnersDictionaries.com
    I feel really confused.

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    #7

    Re: archeological evidences or in using

    Quote Originally Posted by hoangkha View Post
    Thank SoothingDave.
    But according to OALD
    evidence [uncountable, countable]
    The cave contained evidences of prehistoric settlement.
    evidence - Definition and pronunciation | Oxford Advanced Learners Dictionary at OxfordLearnersDictionaries.com
    I feel really confused.
    I've never heard plural "evidences" in 50+ years and a science-based degree. I suggest you don't use it, regardless of what Oxford says.
    So I agree it's the most wrong answer.

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    #8

    Re: archeological evidences or in using

    Yes, most native speakers insist on not using "evidences". See it for yourself here.

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    Re: archeological evidences or in using

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    I've never heard plural "evidences" in 50+ years and a science-based degree. I suggest you don't use it, regardless of what Oxford says.
    So I agree it's the most wrong answer.
    Thank Raymott very much.
    Someone suggested that "From archeological evidences" should be replaced with "From archeology"
    Is that right, please?

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    #10

    Re: archeological evidences or in using

    Quote Originally Posted by hoangkha View Post
    Thank Raymott very much.
    Someone suggested that "From archeological evidences" should be replaced with "From archeology"
    Is that right, please?
    No. Just change it to singular.

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