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# During the Renaissance, scholars were uncertain as to be

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During the Renaissance, scholars were uncertain as to be 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 Troyâ€™s existence
(E) had doubts about Troyâ€™s ever existing

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25 Jul 2004, 08:05
since we are talking 18th century I think the tense should be past perfect so I'd go with A

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25 Jul 2004, 08:10
I'll go with (A), since the sentence is in the past tense.

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26 Jul 2004, 01:28
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can you post the answer please? anyone else want to try

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26 Jul 2004, 02:18
(A) should be it.

Need past perfect to properly reflect the sequence of events.

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# During the Renaissance, scholars were uncertain as to be

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