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# Although it is conceivable that certain electronic devices

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Although it is conceivable that certain electronic devices implanted in the brain may someday correct blindness caused by nerve damage, there is now no clear evidence of their ability to do it.

A of their ability to do it
B of their doing that
C that they can do so
D that they might one day be able to do it
E to do so

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18 Jan 2011, 02:01
C. but not sure why others are wrong. i chose it coz it "sounded" right. pkit can u explain plz?
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18 Jan 2011, 02:04
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C. but not sure why others are wrong. i chose it coz it "sounded" right. pkit can u explain plz?

Lets wait for others to respond, and then I will provide my explanations.
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18 Jan 2011, 08:41
Convinced that we need to have a subject pronoun such as 'they' to represent the electronic devices rather than the possessive and adjective ‘their’, we can narrow down to choices C and D. In D however, the pronoun ‘it’ can not justifiably and logically stand for blindness. Hence C is the choice
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18 Jan 2011, 08:57
Pkit wrote:
Although it is conceivable that certain electronic devices implanted in the brain may someday correct blindness caused by nerve damage, there is now no clear evidence of their ability to do it.

A of their ability to do it
B of their doing that
C that they can do so
D that they might one day be able to do it
E to do so

I will go for C.

(a) is wrong because the use of "it" is incorrect, as "it" is a pronoun which can only tie back to noun but not Verb. Hence (A) is wrong.
Secondly use of "of their ability" is ambiguous and awkward.
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30 Jan 2011, 18:48
Although it is conceivable that certain electronic devices implanted in the brain may someday correct blindness caused by nerve damage, there is now no clear evidence of their ability to do it.

A of their ability to do it
B of their doing that
C that they can do so
D that they might one day be able to do it
E to do so

Firstly - good Q.
IMO C.

'do it' - should be 'do so'. So C and E left.

read in earlier post that 'they' also refer to things....So C!!
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30 Jan 2011, 18:55
+1 C

"So" is necessary to refer to "correct blindness caused by nerve damage". "It" cannot perform that function.
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31 Jan 2011, 20:36
C as 'evidence that' and 'do so' are idiomatic
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10 Feb 2011, 01:21
should be 'C', as "so" refers back to 'may someday correct blindness' but "it" does not.
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10 Feb 2011, 01:38
One more C.

Although it is conceivable that certain electronic devices implanted in the brain may someday correct blindness caused by nerve damage, there is now no clear evidence of their ability to do it.

A of their ability to do it
B of their doing that
C that they can do so
D that they might one day be able to do it
E to do so
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07 Aug 2017, 21:45
Although it is conceivable that certain medicines injected in the body may someday cure damage caused by cancer, there is now no indication of their ability to do it.

A. of their ability to do it
B. of their doing that
C. that they can do so
D. that they might one day be able to do it
E. to do so
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07 Aug 2017, 22:48
Mahmud6 wrote:
Although it is conceivable that certain medicines injected in the body may someday cure damage caused by cancer, there is now no indication of their ability to do it.

A. of their ability to do it
B. of their doing that
C. that they can do so
D. that they might one day be able to do it
E. to do so

C

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07 Aug 2017, 23:09
Mahmud6 wrote:
Although it is conceivable that certain medicines injected in the body may someday cure damage caused by cancer, there is now no indication of their ability to do it.

A. of their ability to do it
B. of their doing that
C. that they can do so
D. that they might one day be able to do it
E. to do so

C

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