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    a question..

    ---- whether a plant has formed one compound
    leaf or a small stem bearing several simple
    leaves.
    A) We have substantial evidence
    B) Our research had confirmed
    C) Some scientists have argued strongly
    D) Sometimes it is difficult to tell
    E) There is much difference of opinion among the


    What would you say?

    Thanks in advance:)

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    Re: a question..

    Quote Originally Posted by gokhan2007
    ---- whether a plant has formed one compound
    leaf or a small stem bearing several simple
    leaves.
    A) We have substantial evidence
    B) Our research had confirmed
    C) Some scientists have argued strongly
    D) Sometimes it is difficult to tell
    E) There is much difference of opinion among the
    What would you say?
    Thanks in advance:)
    I would vote on (D). (A), (B), and (E) seem to be incorrect from the grammatical viewpoint; (C), on the other hand, doesn't make sense--scientists wouldn't argue about such a problem (in relation to one plant), would they?

    Dear Teachers, Gokhan and I are waiting for your opinion.
    Best,
    Nyggus

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    Re: a question..

    I'd agree with Nyggus.

    A) We have substantial evidence ] "we have evidence whether" is unidiomatic; you would have to say "evidence about whether".

    B) Our research had confirmed ] Clash between past perfect and present perfect.

    C) Some scientists have argued strongly ] Again, you would have to add "about" before "whether".

    D) Sometimes it is difficult to tell ] Fine.

    E) There is much difference of opinion among the ] Lacks a noun after "the".

    An example is the leaf of the horse chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum): it looks like several separate leaves on one stem, to the casual observer, but is in fact a compound leaf.

    Welcome to UE, by the way, Gokhan!

    MrP

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    Re: a question..

    Thank you so much my dear teachers:)

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