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Despite the growing number of people who purchase plane tickets online, airline
executives are convinced that, just as one-third of bank customers still prefer human
tellers to automatic teller machines, many travelers will
still use travel agents.
A. growing number of people who purchase plane tickets online, airline executives
are convinced that, just as one-third of bank customers still prefer human tellers to
automatic teller machines, many travelers will
B. growing number of people who purchase plane tickets online, airline executives
are convinced, just as one-third of bank customers still prefer human tellers to
automatic teller machines, that many travelers would
C. growing number of people purchasing plane tickets online, airline executives are
convinced, just as one-third of bank customers still prefer human tellers as
compared to automatic teller machines, many travelers will
D. fact that the number of people purchasing plane tickets online is growing, airline
executives are convinced, just as one-third of bank customers still prefer human
tellers as compared to automatic teller machines, that many travelers would
E. fact that the number of people who purchase plane tickets online are growing,
airline executives are convinced that, just as one-third of bank customers still
prefer human tellers compared with automatic teller machines, many travelers
would
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Despite and In Spite of are used for phrases; those fragment sentences in which there is not a verb. Despite and "In spite of" show contrast.
"Although" is similar, but it is used in clauses (in this type of fragment, there is a verb. Example: Although I loved her, I had to leaver her).

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23 Aug 2010, 19:05
Despite "something" .... that "happened"..

If the construction is like above you can use Despite..
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B. growing number of people who purchase plane tickets online, airline executives are convinced, just as one-third of bank customers still prefer human tellers to automatic teller machines, that many travelers would (misplaced)
C. growing number of people purchasing plane tickets online, airline executives are convinced, just as one-third of bank customers still prefer human tellers as compared to automatic teller machines, many travelers will (AKWARD and meaning is changed)
D. fact that the number of people purchasing plane tickets online is growing, airline executives are convinced, just as one-third of bank customers still prefer human tellers as compared to automatic teller machines, that many travelers would 9misplaced)
E. fact that the number of people who purchase plane tickets online are growing, airline executives convinced that, just as one-third of bank customers still prefer human tellers compared with automatic teller machines, many travelers that
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30 Aug 2010, 02:36
is "prefer human tellers compared with automatic teller machines" correct?
I picked 'A' based on idiom "prefer human tellers to automatic teller machines"
Please let me know if my approacy is incorrect.
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28 Feb 2016, 19:25
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28 Feb 2016, 20:13
udaymathapati wrote:
Despite the growing number of people who purchase plane tickets online, airline
executives are convinced that, just as one-third of bank customers still prefer human
tellers to automatic teller machines, many travelers will
still use travel agents.
A. growing number of people who purchase plane tickets online, airline executives
are convinced that, just as one-third of bank customers still prefer human tellers to
automatic teller machines, many travelers will
B. growing number of people who purchase plane tickets online, airline executives
are convinced, just as one-third of bank customers still prefer human tellers to
automatic teller machines, that many travelers would
C. growing number of people purchasing plane tickets online, airline executives are
convinced, just as one-third of bank customers still prefer human tellers as
compared to automatic teller machines, many travelers will
D. fact that the number of people purchasing plane tickets online is growing, airline
executives are convinced, just as one-third of bank customers still prefer human
tellers as compared to automatic teller machines, that many travelers would
E. fact that the number of people who purchase plane tickets online are growing,
airline executives are convinced that, just as one-third of bank customers still
prefer human tellers compared with automatic teller machines, many travelers
would

Do the usage of "TO" correct in a comparison in Option A and Option B "just as one-third of bank customers still prefer human
tellers to automatic teller machines
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Do the usage of "TO" correct in a comparison in Option A and Option B "just as one-third of bank customers still prefer human
tellers to automatic teller machines
"

Yes the usage of to is correct. The idiomatic structure is prefer X to Y, not prefer X than Y.

Correct: I prefer tea to coffee.
Wrong: I prefer tea than coffee.

In this sentence: Customers prefer human tellers to automatic teller machines...... correct
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