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# It is unknown whether extraterrestrial life exists, but because humans

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28 Jun 2018, 08:25
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It is unknown whether extraterrestrial life exists, but because humans find the idea fascinating to such a large degree, references to alien beings can be found in countless books and movies.

A. It is unknown whether extraterrestrial life exists, but because humans find the idea fascinating to such a large degree, references to alien beings can be found in countless books and movies

B. It is unknown whether extraterrestrial life exists or not, but because humans find the idea so fascinating, references to alien beings can be found in countless movies and books

C. It is unknown if extraterrestrial life exists, but because humans find the idea so fascinating, references to alien beings can be found in countless books and movies

D. Whether extraterrestrial life exists is unknown, but because humans find the idea so fascinating, references to alien beings can be found in countless books and movies

E. Whether or not extraterrestrial life exists is unknown, but because humans find the idea so fascinating, references to alien beings can be found in countless books and movies

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28 Jun 2018, 08:30
+1 for D.

A. It is unknown whether extraterrestrial life exists, but because humans find the idea fascinating to such a large degree, references to alien beings can be found in countless books and movies

B. It is unknown whether extraterrestrial life exists or not, but because humans find the idea so fascinating, references to alien beings can be found in countless movies and books

C. It is unknown if extraterrestrial life exists, but because humans find the idea so fascinating, references to alien beings can be found in countless books and movies

D. Whether extraterrestrial life exists is unknown, but because humans find the idea so fascinating, references to alien beings can be found in countless books and movies --> Correct

E. Whether or not extraterrestrial life exists is unknown, but because humans find the idea so fascinating, references to alien beings can be found in countless books and movies

Hence, D.
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28 Jun 2018, 08:59
A -> incorrect. It is unknown. What does it refer to? Nothing. Wrong.

B -incorrect. Whether or not is always wrong.

C -> use 'if' to show conditional situation. Wrong usage of if.

D - correct

E - same as B

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04 Jul 2018, 05:13
I may be wrong here but i think the correct idiom is so X that .
We do not have that in D.
What is the reason to leave that from D.

Could any one explain how "to such a large degree" is redundant.
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