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# Despite them attempting to do it, scientists have not yet found a solu

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Despite them attempting to do it, scientists have not yet found a solution to the problem of air pollution.

A. them attempting to do it
B. their attempts to do so
C. them attempting to do so
D. the fact that they have attempted to do it
E. their attempts to do it

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13 Aug 2017, 11:17
Mahmud6 wrote:
Despite them attempting to do it, scientists have not yet found a solution to the problem of air pollution.

A. them attempting to do it
B. their attempts to do so
C. them attempting to do so
D. the fact that they have attempted to do it
E. their attempts to do it

Source: QS LEAP

Despite their attempts to do so, scientists have not yet found a solution to the problem of air pollution.

Correct answer must be (B) for the highlighted parts.....

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29 Oct 2018, 06:38
Mahmud6 wrote:
Despite them attempting to do it, scientists have not yet found a solution to the problem of air pollution.

A. them attempting to do it
B. their attempts to do so
C. them attempting to do so
D. the fact that they have attempted to do it
E. their attempts to do it

Source: QS LEAP

KAPLAN OFFICIAL EXPLANATION:

B

Here you have another “3-2 split,” this time between “to do it” and “to do so,” in the answer choice end- ings. “It” is anambiguous pronoun. You might assume “it” stands for “cure,” but if you substitute “cure” for “it” in the sentence, you get the unidiomat- ic “despite them attempting to do a cure.” If you’re not familiar with idiomatic expressions like “to do so,” learn to recognize them. As you practice sentence correction,write down any usages that are correct but unfamiliar to you. “Doctors” is the subject. You use the pronoun “their,” not “them,” to stand for “doc- tors.” For more discussion of pronouns, see the Grammar Reference.
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