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Of the 85 political essays that comprise The Federalist Papers, it is

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Of the 85 political essays that comprise The Federalist Papers, it is certain that Hamilton wrote 51 of them, Madison, 14, and Jay, five; historians have a dispute about the authorship of the remaining fifteen.
A. have a dispute about the authorship of
B. have a dispute with the authorship of
C. dispute about the authorship of
D. dispute the authorship of
E. are in dispute about the authorship of

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A tough one. I marked E. OE please!

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Dispute is used in the verb form here.

A. have a dispute about the authorship of - Noun form is not needed here but the sentence is correct.
B. have a dispute with the authorship of - Dispute with the authorship seems not right
C. dispute about the authorship of - dispute about is wrong preposition
D. dispute the authorship of - correct
E. are in dispute about the authorship of - unnecessary noun form again

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adityapareshshah wrote:
A tough one. I marked E. OE please!


First, there is a problem with the sentence structure. Because the sentence starts with "OF the 85 political essays ", the use of "of them" after "51" is wrong.

Of the 85 essays, Hamilton wrote 51 of them... wrong.
Of the 85 essays, Hamilton wrote 51.... correct.

Next, "Dispute" as a verb can be used in 2 ways:

Dispute + direct object: call into question / disagree - I dispute your claim.
Dispute without direct object: argue / debate - We disputed over/about the issue.

Therefore C is better than D - the historians do not call into question the authorship, but they disagree about the authorship.

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adityapareshshah wrote:
A tough one. I marked E. OE please!


First, there is a problem with the sentence structure. Because the sentence starts with "OF the 85 political essays ", the use of "of them" after "51" is wrong.

Of the 85 essays, Hamilton wrote 51 of them... wrong.
Of the 85 essays, Hamilton wrote 51.... correct.

Next, "Dispute" as a verb can be used in 2 ways:

Dispute + direct object: call into question / disagree - I dispute your claim.
Dispute without direct object: argue / debate - We disputed over/about the issue.

Therefore C is better than D - the historians do not call into question the authorship, but they disagree about the authorship.




why we cant use have a dispute about.....is it for giving preference to verb form over noun form?

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