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8. During the Renaissance, scholars were uncertain as to the location of Troy, and by the eighteenth century many historians doubted that Troy had ever existed.
(A) doubted that Troy had ever existed
(B) doubt that Troy has ever existed
(C) were in doubt as to the existence of Troy
(D) were doubtful concerning Troy’s existence
(E) had doubts about Troy’s ever existing
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 [#permalink] New post 29 Oct 2005, 05:29
Sentence is fine as it is. The 18th century is well in the past, so should the verb being used. Past + past perfect.

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 [#permalink] New post 29 Oct 2005, 06:47
Well...this is confusing.

I agree with GMATT73, but (C) also looks beautiful due to ||ism.

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 [#permalink] New post 29 Oct 2005, 09:02
gamjatang wrote:
Well...this is confusing.

I agree with GMATT73, but (C) also looks beautiful due to ||ism.

- Scholars were uncertain as to the location of Troy
- Historians were in doubt as to the existence of Troy


I agree with you and your agreement with Matt's explanation :wink:
A has nothing wrong, then C has correct parallelism :?
Don't know if this link helps http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=doubt :idea:
need to pick one here, I choose C by thinking that if two ways are correct, the one with better rhetoric is favorred.
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 [#permalink] New post 29 Oct 2005, 09:40
I agree with A: it uses Past perfect correctly to indicate two events in the past .
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 [#permalink] New post 03 Nov 2005, 11:15
yup OA is A. good job guys.
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 [#permalink] New post 03 Nov 2005, 12:39
E is wrong because the contruction Troy’s ever existing is ungrammatical. D is also because "to doubt concerning" is not the correct idiom. C is ungrammatical too. B doesn't comply the verb tense requirements. Therefore A is the correct answer.
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 [#permalink] New post 03 Nov 2005, 14:56
laxieqv wrote:
gamjatang wrote:
Well...this is confusing.

I agree with GMATT73, but (C) also looks beautiful due to ||ism.

- Scholars were uncertain as to the location of Troy
- Historians were in doubt as to the existence of Troy


I agree with you and your agreement with Matt's explanation :wink:
A has nothing wrong, then C has correct parallelism :?
Don't know if this link helps http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=doubt :idea:
need to pick one here, I choose C by thinking that if two ways are correct, the one with better rhetoric is favorred.


lexieqv, "doubt that" is correct idiom and preferable to "doubt as to"
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 [#permalink] New post 05 Nov 2005, 02:45
<b>A</b> is the best answer mainly because of the past perfect (no other choice has it).
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 [#permalink] New post 05 Nov 2005, 03:10
I also couldn't choose between A and C
I would have gone for C because of the parallel structure...I don't se any flaw in C :oops:
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