Student or Learner
No context provided. Just a sentence on a sheet of test paper.
_____ is a popular saying ______ it takes an entire village to raise a child.
(A)There / that
(B) It / that
The answer is B.
Both options are equally valid; they have different meanings and suit different contexts.
— What are you reading?
+ An old saying.
— Tell me more.
+ It's an old saying that it takes an entire village to raise a child.
That said, I suspect the correct answer the writers of the fill-in-the-blanks sentence were eliciting should've been A, if anything because you can't expect an EFL learner to conjure up — albeit mentally — a whole set of exchanges as a background to a final line of this kind.
(I am not a teacher.)
Last edited by EnglishLearner1990; 01-Aug-2013 at 11:44.