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    that origin or one origin

    She had found her roots. To know where I come from is one of the great longings of the human heart. More than genealogical data, we seek in the lives of those who went before us the meaning of our lives. Roots, the dictionary says, are an underlying support. To be rooted is to have an origin.”We need _____ origin. I am thinking so as we drive away, Lise and I , looking back until the fog begins again to take the house and the sea. Then we continue our pilgrimage through this ancestor-sheltered homeland. We have both taken away from the house of my grandmother more than we expected.

    A. one B. that

    I choose answer A, although I am not sure indeed which one is right.

    From the point of a native, do both answers make sense in this case?

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    Jason

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    Re: that origin or one origin

    Only 'that' makes sense. It refers back to the previously mentioned 'an origin'.

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    Re: that origin or one origin

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Only 'that' makes sense. It refers back to the previously mentioned 'an origin'.
    Thanks, Rover!

    So "that" here means "that kind of", doesn't it?

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    Re: that origin or one origin

    Yes.

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