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    error identification

    Region is one of the reasons that causes population growth because many religious people do not use birth control method.

    Which underlined part is wrong? Please explain to me. I can hardly find anything wrong here.

    Thanks so much.

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    Re: error identification

    First, I think you misspelled the first word. Should be "religion," right?

    Second, "reasons" do not "cause" anything. So you shouldn't say "one of the reason that causes...." You might contend that "Religion is one of the reasons for population growth" or you might say "Reglion is one of the causes of population growth."

    The last few words should either be "... use a birth contol method" (which is correct, but awkard) or "... use birth control." [The article in the first instance is indefinite, as there are several methods of birth control.]


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    Cool Re: error identification

    i think you should say cause not causes


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    Re: error identification

    Quote Originally Posted by abu karam View Post
    i think you should say cause not causes
    Welcome to the forums.

    Since the subject is singular [one of], the verb has to be causes.

    I cause
    you cause
    he/she/it causes

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    Re: error identification

    Quote Originally Posted by lucalita009 View Post
    Region is one of the reasons that causes population growth because many religious people do not use birth control method.

    Which underlined part is wrong? Please explain to me. I can hardly find anything wrong here.
    The sentence should be changed to:
    Religion is one of the causes of population growth, because many religious people do not use birth control.


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