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College Etymology

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Mrs. Johnson’s college students, despite numerous reminders to use high-level vocabulary in their writing, continue to produce documents that lack the requested luster. Consequently, Mrs. Johnson has decided to incorporate the study of Latin and Greek roots into her curriculum.

Which of the following, if true, would MOST support the reasoning behind Mrs. Johnson’s course of action?

A

70% of English words used today come from Greek and Latin terms.

B

30% of Mrs. Johnson’s students have Greek heritage.

C

90% of graduates report the use of high-level vocabulary in interviews played a major factor in their hiring.

D

65% of vocabulary accumulation comes from hearing others use high-level vocabulary.

E

50% of grammatical mistakes are related to spelling errors.