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    What or the?

    Hi!
    - High and low atmospheric pressure systems are ________ cause changing weather patterns.
    A-the
    B-whose
    C-which
    D-what
    The key is D, but I am wondering whether it is possible to be A, please.

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    Re: What or the?

    "what" refers to "High and low atmospheric system"

    "cause" is a verb, not a noun.

    The sentence means "Changing weather patterns are caused by high and low atmospheric pressure system".

    "the" is to used if the sentence is written as " High and low atmospheric pressure systems are ___the_____ causes of changing weather patterns"

    Here "causes" is a nouns, it refers to the " High and low atmospheric pressure system".

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    #3

    Re: What or the?

    Quote Originally Posted by hoangkha View Post
    Hi!
    - High and low atmospheric pressure systems are ________ cause changing weather patterns.
    A-the
    B-whose
    C-which
    D-what
    The key is D, but I am wondering whether it is possible to be A, please.
    A could only work if the ending changed to "causes of".

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    Re: What or the?

    "Cause" is a verb and a noun.

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