archeological evidences or in using

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Hello!

From archeological evidences. we know Egyptians were highly organized and civilized.Moreover, they were skillful in using crafts
A.From archeological evidences
B.highly organized
C.were skillful
D.in using

I chose D.
skilful at (doing) something
- After a few years, he became very skilful at drawing.
skilful - Definition from Longman English Dictionary Online


But the key is A. I am wondering how A is revised, please?

 

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What is the question? Find the error in the sentence?

You have to tell us what the question is if you want us to understand.
 

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"Evidence" is not countable. So saying "archaeological evidences" is an error.
 

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Yes, I guess that's what they wanted from the student - to pick the wrong answer.
 

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Yes, most native speakers insist on not using "evidences". See it for yourself here.
 

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I've never heard plural "evidences" in 50+ years and a science-based degree. I suggest you don't use it, regardless of what Oxford says.
So I agree it's the most wrong answer.
Thank Raymott very much.
Someone suggested that "From archeological evidences" should be replaced with "From archeology"
Is that right, please?
 

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Thank Raymott very much.
Someone suggested that "From archeological evidences" should be replaced with "From archeology"
Is that right, please?

No. Just change it to singular.
 

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hoangkha, instead of sending your thanks in a separate message and quoting our replies back to us, just click the Like button, please.

The reason is that it is flagged as a new post, so we think you might have a follow-up question or something to add. Those of us with slow internet connections and/or old computers have to waste valuable time waiting for it to appear.

Thank you.
 

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Would you mind if I asked another question?
Is it all right to say " Thanks to archeology,we know Egyptians were highly organized and civilized.Moreover, they were skillful in using crafts."?
 

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'Thanks to archaeology', like your previous suggestion 'from archaeology', is understandable but not colloquial.
 
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