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Despite scientists may agree that global warming is a key [#permalink] New post 07 Sep 2010, 01:15
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Despite scientists may agree that global warming is a key issue and that something should be done to slow or stop global warming, they have not been able to agree upon the best course of action to improve the situation.

A: ...
B: However much scientists may agree
C: Even though scientists may agree that
D: Agreement exists among scientists that
E: Although scientists agree

How do i chose between B, C, and E? Appreciate someone explains this.
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Re: Despite scientists may agree [#permalink] New post 07 Sep 2010, 07:54
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Despite scientists may agree that global warming is a key issue and that something should be done to slow or stop global warming, they have not been able to agree upon the best course of action to improve the situation.

A: ...
B: However much scientists may agree
C: Even though scientists may agree that
D: Agreement exists among scientists that
E: Although scientists agree

How do i chose between B, C, and E? Appreciate someone explains this.


B: does not show the contrast as mentioned in the original sentence instead shows the degree
E: Changes the meaning as it does not use May.
C: This looks good( IMO Ans)
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Re: Despite scientists may agree [#permalink] New post 07 Sep 2010, 09:43
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Does it not sound weird to have a sentence with "that" followed by "that"? The second that is not underlined in the question. Or am I missing something obvious?
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Re: Despite scientists may agree [#permalink] New post 07 Sep 2010, 09:49
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Does it not sound weird to have a sentence with "that" followed by "that"? The second that is not underlined in the question. Or am I missing something obvious?

My guess is that it should have been underlined. Correct gmatbull?
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Re: Despite scientists may agree [#permalink] New post 07 Sep 2010, 10:10
Yup... 'that' should have been underlined.
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Re: Despite scientists may agree [#permalink] New post 07 Sep 2010, 14:12
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sidrox25 wrote:
Does it not sound weird to have a sentence with "that" followed by "that"? The second that is not underlined in the question. Or am I missing something obvious?

My guess is that it should have been underlined. Correct gmatbull?

Sorry, it was an error on my part.
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Re: Despite scientists may agree [#permalink] New post 07 Sep 2010, 14:55
+1 C

A: ... - Despite is for phrases (segment fragments that don't have a verb), not for clauses.
B: However much scientists may agree - THAT is necessary.
C: Even though scientists may agree that - CORRECT. The sentence fragment is a clause and THAT is used.
D: Agreement exists among scientists that - Ackward.
E: Although scientists agree - THAT is necessary.

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Re: Despite scientists may agree [#permalink] New post 08 Sep 2010, 02:42
Here are some notes I compiled:

•"Even though" is an conjuction. It is used as following "We held our picnic even though it rained". If we want to start a sentence, then we use "Althoug"such as "Although it rained, we went on with our picnic".

•Though and Although mean the same and Even though is more emphatic than Although....

Even though -- when the condition given is negative but the outcome/result is positive
eg -- Even though Ram hadn't studied, he passed the exam.
Although -- when the condition given is positive but the outcome/result is negative
Although Ram had studied very hard, he did not score well.

•In spite of - used to express the idea of contrast.
A). In spite of - is used as a preposition. In spite of + noun means almost same as although + clause.
e.g - We went out in spite of the rain. ( = .... although it was raining.)

B). In spite of is the opposite of because of .
e.g - She passed her exams in spite of her teacher. => (She had a bad teacher)
She passed her exams because of her teacher. => (She had a good teacher).

C). In spite of cannot be followed directly by a that - clause. Instead we can use in spite of the fact that
e.g - He is a good company in spite of the fact that he talks all the time.
Note - In formal English, despite can be used in the same way as in spite of.
e.g

Sita went on working in spite of feeling unwell.-- Correct
Sita went on working despite feeling unwell.-- Correct
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Re: Despite scientists may agree [#permalink] New post 08 Sep 2010, 02:50
If 'that' is part of underline then E is ruled out and we have to select only between A, C and D. C wins.
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