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Despite having vs although accounting for.. [#permalink] New post 14 Nov 2009, 23:58
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942. With only 5 percent of the world’s population, United States citizens consume 28 percent of its nonrenewable resources, drive more than one-third of its automobiles, and use 21 times more water per capita than Europeans do.
(A) With
(B) As
(C) Being
(D) Despite having
(E) Although accounting for

why is D wrong?? I went for D..

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[Reveal] Spoiler: OA

Last edited by pqhai on 13 Nov 2013, 00:07, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Despite having vs although accounting for.. [#permalink] New post 15 Nov 2009, 00:38
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I think the answer is E.

The subject is "United States citizens". If we flip the sentence around it might help.

United States citizens "with" only 5 percent of the world’s population -> wrong
United States citizens "as" only 5 percent of the world’s population -> seems a bit wrong
United States citizens "being" only 5 percent of the world’s population -> strange sentence construction
United States citizens "despite having" only 5 percent of the world’s population -> this would be correct if it was united states instead of citizens
United States citizens "although accounting for" only 5 percent of the world’s population -> citizens can account for 5% so this seems right to me.

What is the OA?
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Re: Despite having vs although accounting for.. [#permalink] New post 15 Nov 2009, 08:05
Hey you are correct...OA is E...Thanks for the great explaination!!!
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Re: Despite having vs although accounting for.. [#permalink] New post 15 Nov 2009, 09:02
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With only 5 percent of the world’s population, United States citizens consume 28 percent of its nonrenewable resources, drive more than one-third of its automobiles, and use 21 times more water per capita than Europeans do.
(A) With
(B) As
(C) Being
(D) Despite having
(E) Although accounting for



'Despite having' gives the wrong meaning. Look closely.

E all the way
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Re: With only 5 percent of the worlds population, United States [#permalink] New post 12 Nov 2013, 23:24
could someone please explain why As is wrong? you are as good as her. As shows comparison.
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Re: With only 5 percent of the worlds population, United States [#permalink] New post 13 Nov 2013, 00:18
usre123 wrote:
could someone please explain why As is wrong? you are as good as her. As shows comparison.


Hello usre123

I'm glad to help.

First of all, we need a contrast meaning here, not a comparison. If you use comparison, you compare 5% of the world's population to what?.

Secondly, "AS + noun/noun phrase" ==> "as" is a PREPOSITION. There are only 3 circumstances: conveys function, equation or time/when, BUT NOT comparison.
For example:
Function AS: As a new manager, Mark always works more than 10 hours per day
Equation AS: I think of you AS my friend.
Stage AS: AS a child, I though I could fly.

Thus, "as" does not make any sense here and is wrong usage.

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Re: Despite having vs although accounting for.. [#permalink] New post 13 Nov 2013, 10:17
I chose E, however I do not understand what is wrong with B (it is true that this choice sounds awkward, but is there anything else wrong?).
Re: Despite having vs although accounting for..   [#permalink] 13 Nov 2013, 10:17
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