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# Although about 99 percent of the more than 50 million Turks

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Although about 99 percent of the more than 50 million Turks are Muslims, the republic founded by Mustafa Kemal
Ataturk in 1923 is resolutely secular.
a...
b. Although about 99 percent of over 50 million of the
c. Although about 99 percent of more than 50 million
d. Despite the fact that about 99 percent of more than 50 million
e. Despite the fact that about 99 percent of over 50 million
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25 Dec 2009, 02:45
OA is A..

the explanation provided from the source(Spidy's Notes for SC) is as follows:

Here's the short answer: if we use "the," we are saying that there are only 50 million
Turks in the whole world; if we don't use "the," we are saying that there are possibly
more than 50 million Turks in the world.

couldnt understand!!
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25 Dec 2009, 02:50
mojorising800 wrote:
Although about 99 percent of the more than 50 million Turks are Muslims, the republic founded by Mustafa Kemal
Ataturk in 1923 is resolutely secular.
a...
b. Although about 99 percent of over 50 million of the
c. Although about 99 percent of more than 50 million
d. Despite the fact that about 99 percent of more than 50 million
e. Despite the fact that about 99 percent of over 50 million

D and E are out since "the fact that" is redundant and wordy.

Now, the author wants to say that 99% of entire population of Turkey is Muslim. The phrase "more that 50 million" is used meaning the population of Turkey. That is why A is correct, since it is clear that it is 99% of THE entire population.

In B and C it is not clear that it talks about entire population.
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25 Dec 2009, 12:34
mojorising800, is it clear now for you?
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