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# Fanny Burney s historical importance as a novelist is

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Fanny Burney’s historical importance as a novelist is undeniable, even though many critics have at tempted to do so.
(A) is undeniable, even though many critics have attempted to do so (B) is not able to be denied, even though many critics have attempted to do that
(C) is not to be denied, even though many critics have attempted doing so
(D) cannot be denied, even though many critics have attempted to do it
(E) cannot be denied, even though many critics have attempted to do so

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10 Sep 2008, 20:10
Clear E... cannot be denied, .... attempted to do so (attemped to deny)
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10 Sep 2008, 20:16
spriya wrote:
Fanny Burney’s historical importance as a novelist is undeniable, even though many critics have at tempted to do so.
(A) is undeniable, even though many critics have attempted to do so (B) is not able to be denied, even though many critics have attempted to do that
(C) is not to be denied, even though many critics have attempted doing so
(D) cannot be denied, even though many critics have attempted to do it
(E) cannot be denied, even though many critics have attempted to do so

do so is the correct usage. B, C & D are out.

Between A & E , I will pick E because we need an action/verb which so can refer back to.

What is the OA? Where are these Q's from?
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11 Sep 2008, 04:20
spriya wrote:
Fanny Burney’s historical importance as a novelist is undeniable, even though many critics have at tempted to do so.
(A) is undeniable, even though many critics have attempted to do so (B) is not able to be denied, even though many critics have attempted to do that
(C) is not to be denied, even though many critics have attempted doing so
(D) cannot be denied, even though many critics have attempted to do it
(E) cannot be denied, even though many critics have attempted to do so

I choose A as my answer. The reason I didn't like E is that "be denied" is passive, whereas "is undeniable" is more active.
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11 Sep 2008, 04:31
Another D....."do so" requires action verb to compare to.
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11 Sep 2008, 09:00
tarek99 wrote:
spriya wrote:
Fanny Burney’s historical importance as a novelist is undeniable, even though many critics have at tempted to do so.
(A) is undeniable, even though many critics have attempted to do so (B) is not able to be denied, even though many critics have attempted to do that
(C) is not to be denied, even though many critics have attempted doing so
(D) cannot be denied, even though many critics have attempted to do it
(E) cannot be denied, even though many critics have attempted to do so

I choose A as my answer. The reason I didn't like E is that "be denied" is passive, whereas "is undeniable" is more active.

In (A) what does "...to do so" means? to do what? (A) implies "Fanny Burney’s historical importance as a novelist is undeniable, even though many critics have attempted to do undenying", whereas critics actually are denying

That's why (E) is the best choice
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11 Sep 2008, 09:19
dancinggeometry wrote:
tarek99 wrote:
spriya wrote:
Fanny Burney’s historical importance as a novelist is undeniable, even though many critics have at tempted to do so.
(A) is undeniable, even though many critics have attempted to do so (B) is not able to be denied, even though many critics have attempted to do that
(C) is not to be denied, even though many critics have attempted doing so
(D) cannot be denied, even though many critics have attempted to do it
(E) cannot be denied, even though many critics have attempted to do so

I choose A as my answer. The reason I didn't like E is that "be denied" is passive, whereas "is undeniable" is more active.

In (A) what does "...to do so" means? to do what? (A) implies "Fanny Burney’s historical importance as a novelist is undeniable, even though many critics have attempted to do undenying", whereas critics actually are denying

That's why (E) is the best choice

OA is E

Yes rightly said they attempt to deny ,hence we need cannot be denied.else is undeniable just is a sentence who is denying is wrong!!
i messed up marking A

Thanks for the explanation
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11 Sep 2008, 09:26
yes, now i see why E is the correct answer. Thanks for the great question

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