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Many of the phrases and idioms that we use in daily conversation have their origins in history and myth; for example, the phrase, "stuck between a rock and a hard place," originates in the Greek myth of Odysseus and his dangerous journey between the monsters, Scylla and Charybdis.
Correct Answer: E
Make sure that the correct idiom is used and that the verb form in the second half of the sentence agree with the verb form in the first half of the sentence.
This question is testing the use of idiom and verb form. Originates in is not the correct idiom. The correct idiom is originates from. Originates is correct in the present tense because the first half of the sentence uses the present tense verb have.
- Originates in is not the correct idiom.
- The plural verb are does not agree with the singular subject journey.
- Originated should be in the present form, originates in order to agree with the first part of the sentence. Originated in is not the correct idiom.
- Was should be in the present form, is in order to agree with the first part of the sentence.
- This sentence is correct as is. Originates from, is the correct idiom, and the present tense verb originates agrees with the first half of the sentence.
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