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Some authors have challenged the common perception of the Italian Renaissance as a time of creativity and positive change. For example, the Dutch historian Johan Huizinga argued that the Renaissance caused the death of the Latin language due to its insistence on using the classical form of Latin.

It can most reasonably be inferred from the passage above that

A. Latin was still a living language during the Renaissance.
B. The death of the Latin language was a negative effect of the Renaissance.
C. The classical form of Latin was preferred during the Renaissance.
D. Other forms of Latin had been corrupted by the time of the Renaissance.
E. Classical Latin is a lesser form of Latin than that spoken during the Renaissance.

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Some authors have challenged the common perception of the Italian Renaissance as a time of creativity and positive change. For example, the Dutch historian Johan Huizinga argued that the Renaissance caused the death of the Latin language due to its insistence on using the classical form of Latin.
IMO A
The answer is A. Latin was still existing during the Renaissance.In the paragraph it is mentioned that insistence on using the classical form of Latin brought about the downfall of Latin language during the Renaissance according to the historian Johan Huizanga. This clearly indicates the presence of Latin as a language during the Renaissance.Please give me kudos. I need them badly to increase my score.
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16 Sep 2017, 18:12
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IMO it should be A.
B- we can not comment if the effect was positive or negative
C- if it was preferred it would not have caused the death of Latin
D- out of scope
E- no evidence in the stimulus

Hence, A.

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22 Apr 2019, 06:25
IMO B can also be reasonably inferred. Experts please comment.
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IMO B can also be reasonably inferred. Experts please comment.

Some authors have challenged the common perception of the Italian Renaissance as a time of creativity and positive change. For example, the Dutch historian Johan Huizinga argued that the Renaissance caused the death of the Latin language due to its insistence on using the classical form of Latin.

It can most reasonably be inferred from the passage above that

A. Latin was still a living language during the Renaissance. --> if someone says something lead to the death of something , no matter if it is true or false that thing must have been alive before it was killed . the guy says renaissance killed latin , so latin must have been alive during renaissance

B. The death of the Latin language was a negative effect of the Renaissance.--> this is based on a historian's claim not the authors claim ,in such cases it could always be true that the person saying the statement (unless its the author) may be wrong

C. The classical form of Latin was preferred during the Renaissance. ---> it says " insisted" . classical latin may not be the preferred if it had to be insisted
D. Other forms of Latin had been corrupted by the time of the Renaissance. ----> no evidance
E. Classical Latin is a lesser form of Latin than that spoken during the Renaissance --> no evidance
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26 May 2019, 22:35
i choose B, A is true but how to negate B.
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24 Nov 2019, 06:32
Hi Expert. Could you help to clarify why each answers are wrong?
Please help for #B and #E. Thank you very much.
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