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The pioneering works of early fantasy authors contain almost all of the plot elements used by modern fantasy authors. Since these modern fantasy authors are merely reusing story elements that have already been written, there is little or no value in their works.

The argument above most strongly depends on which of the following assumptions:

A. No work that is based on an earlier work could possibly contain any additional plot or storytelling elements of value.
B. Modern fantasy authors must have read the works of early fantasy authors.
C. Publishers are willing to promote works that deliberately recycle story elements from other stories.
D. Professional reviewers find little of value in the works of modern fantasy authors.
E. Modern fantasy authors typically sell many more books than did early fantasy authors.
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Conclusion: Because modern authors are re-using the story, there is no value in their work.

A. No work that is based on an earlier work could possibly contain any additional plot or storytelling elements of value.
Negation: Some work based on earlier work is of possibly of value. If that is so, then even if modern authors are re-using the story, there is STILL value of their work. Conclusion falls apart in this case. So the original choice is the correct choice.

B. Modern fantasy authors must have read the works of early fantasy authors.
Negation: Modern authors have NOT read the works of early authors.
That is to say they just copied it without reading and simply re-used it.
Or they just read the works of 1 author whose story they copied. Not the works of early author"s"
Or say they read the works of all authors, it STILL does not say how does it add value to their work!


Options C,D and E are irrelevant and do not bridge the gap.
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Can anyone help me with negation of option (A). Is it a double-negative sentence?

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Can anyone help me with negation of option (A). Is it a double-negative sentence?


No, it is not a double-negative - there is only one negative "no".

Negation of option A:
At least some work that is based on an earlier work could possibly contain any additional plot or storytelling elements of value.

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No, it is not a double-negative - there is only one negative "no".

Negation of option A:
At least some work that is based on an earlier work could possibly contain any additional plot or storytelling elements of value.


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