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    Helping others is a habit,____ you can learn even at an early age.

    Helping others is a habit,____ you can learn even at an early age.
    A. it B. that C. what D. one
    Which choice is correct?
    THANKS.

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    #2

    Re: Helping others is a habit,____ you can learn even at an early age.

    Which one would you choose?

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    #3

    Re: Helping others is a habit,____ you can learn even at an early age.

    I'm not sure. How about 'B. that'?

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    #4

    Re: Helping others is a habit,____ you can learn even at an early age.

    That's OK if you leave out the comma. Otherwise use D "one".

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    #5

    Re: Helping others is a habit,____ you can learn even at an early age.

    I think 'which' is the best.
    (However, we don't have that option. It's not a good test question, in my opinion.)
    Last edited by tzfujimino; 25-Oct-2014 at 18:17. Reason: wrong information

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    #6

    Re: Helping others is a habit,____ you can learn even at an early age.

    Why A) it can't be used in that sentence?

    Please explain to me.

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    Re: Helping others is a habit,____ you can learn even at an early age.

    Could I ask three more questions?
    1. If we choose D "one",what's the relationship between the part before the comma and the part after the comma?
    2. Why can't we choose "what"?
    3. Can we use "which"?
    THANKS.

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    #8

    Re: Helping others is a habit,____ you can learn even at an early age.

    Quote Originally Posted by missie123 View Post
    Why A) it can't be used in that sentence?

    Please explain to me.

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    Hello, missie.

    You can't connect the two sentences with the 'personal' pronoun 'it'. Instead, you need to use a 'relative' pronoun - in this case, 'which'.
    [I]
    Helping others is a habit, which you can learn even at an early age[
    /I].

    If you wish to use 'it', you'll need to divide the sentence above into two:

    Helping others is a habit. You can learn it even at an early age.


    I hope my response will be of some help to you.
    Last edited by tzfujimino; 25-Oct-2014 at 18:23. Reason: wrong information - incorrect nonrestrictive clause

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    #9

    Re: Helping others is a habit,____ you can learn even at an early age.

    Quote Originally Posted by diamondcutter View Post
    Could I ask three more questions?
    1. If we choose D "one",what's the relationship between the part before the comma and the part after the comma?
    2. Why can't we choose "what"?
    3. Can we use "which"?
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    Hello, diamondcutter.

    1. 'one you can learn even at an early age' is in apposition to 'a habit'.
    2. If I had to use 'what', I'd write:

    Helping others is a habit. That/It is what you can learn even at an early age.

    or

    Helping others is a habit, which is what you can learn even at an early age.

    3. Yes. That's what I suggested.


    I hope you will find my post helpful.
    Last edited by tzfujimino; 25-Oct-2014 at 18:26. Reason: wrong information

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    #10

    Re: Helping others is a habit,____ you can learn even at an early age.

    It doesn't work for me with "which".

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