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# Although we can infer, on the basis of surviving documents

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Although we can infer, on the basis of surviving documents and works
of art, that many EUropeans during the Middle Ages believed that
unicorns actually existed, <<no one today believes that they are
real.>>
A. no one today believes that they are real.
B. they are not believed in today by anyone.
C. such belief in their reality no longer exists.
D. this belief is today held by no one.
E. today they are not believed by any one.
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18 Mar 2004, 23:08
A seems Ok, the other choices don't seem to be correct.
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19 Mar 2004, 04:47
Good one....!

I would pick D ...!

In A ..'they' has an ambigous referrent..

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19 Mar 2004, 13:24
'A' according to me..because Europians cannot be compared with 'believes' which is so in D.
However A compares "Europians' with 'no one'.
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21 Mar 2004, 21:26

No explanation given.

Even I believe that 'they' has an ambigous referrent. Can someone explain this?
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22 Mar 2004, 20:03
I would keep A, it seems to be the right answer. There is no ambiguity, "they" can not refer to no one, it refers to unicorns, clearly. Try to find another noun and you'll see, there isnt one that makes sense.
My daughter believed that Santa actually existed, but today she knows that he is not real. It is clear that he refers to Santa. And even if A can be disputed, I would eliminate D just b/c of poor construction--"This believe is today held by no one"? This believe is tomorrow, next week, few months from now? Think about it. Also, held by no one is passive.
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22 Mar 2004, 20:12
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No explanation given.

Even I believe that 'they' has an ambigous referrent. Can someone explain this?

The nearest plural noun is "unicorns". Therefore, "they" is not ambiguous.
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23 Mar 2004, 17:49
Looking for an explanation as to why (E) would be eliminated. Anyone please?
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23 Mar 2004, 18:19
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Looking for an explanation as to why (E) would be eliminated. Anyone please?

The only reason I can come up with, outside of the fact that They are not believed by is passive, is They are not believed by could mean that noone believes them. No one believes the unicorns? Unicorns are not doing anything for us either to believe or not to believe them. Hope that makes sense
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23 Mar 2004, 18:23
lvb9th,

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