Psychologist: Although studies of young children have revealed important facts about the influence of the environm...

on January 21, 2020


I get more so why E is the answer, but B is so close and almost tricky?

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Ravi on January 21, 2020


Let's look at (E) and (B).

(B) says, "innate mechanisms are a contributing factor in language learning"

The problem with (B) is that the argument is already giving us this
information in the stimulus, so it wouldn't make sense for it to be
completing the passage when it's already been mentioned. Thus, (B) is
out, as it's redundant. This may have been why you found (B) tricky
(because it's mentioned in the stimulus already).

(E) says, "innate mechanisms play a more important role in language
acquisition than a child's immediate environment"

(E) is great because it discusses the big question that we're looking
to know. Based on the previous information from the stimulus, we want
to know whether environment or innate mechanisms are more important,
so (E) is the correct answer choice.

Hope this helps. Let us know if you have any questions!