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# Distinguished architecture requires the expenditure of large

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23 Aug 2007, 11:29
Distinguished architecture requires the expenditure of large sums of money, even if it is by no means certain that the expenditure of large sums of money produce distinguished architecture.

(A)
(B) even if it is by no means certain that the expenditure of large sums of money will produce
(C) even though there is no certainty that the expenditure of large sums of money produces
(D) even though it is by no means certain that the expenditure of large sums of money produces
(E) though there is no certainty as to the expenditure of money in large sums producing

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23 Aug 2007, 12:04
dahcrap wrote:
Distinguished architecture requires the expenditure of large sums of money, even if it is by no means certain that the expenditure of large sums of money produce distinguished architecture.

(A)
(B) even if it is by no means certain that the expenditure of large sums of money will produce
(C) even though there is no certainty that the expenditure of large sums of money produces
(D) even though it is by no means certain that the expenditure of large sums of money produces
(E) though there is no certainty as to the expenditure of money in large sums producing

I am in between C and D

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Distinguished architecture requires the expenditure of large sums of money, even though there is no certainty that the expenditure of large sums of money produces distinguished architecture. --- subject verb agreement is fine

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Distinguished architecture requires the expenditure of large sums of money, even though it is by no means certain that the expenditure of large sums of money produces distinguished architecture--- fine with subject verb agreement

I think only thing to consider is S +V agreement. to keep the original sentence i would go with D. but it is a bit wordy though
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23 Aug 2007, 12:28
Its definitly between C & D

we need produces here which should match the singular subject "The expenditure ...."

I will go for D, as use of "there is" is discouraged in GMAT
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23 Aug 2007, 12:41
The OA given is D. But please tell me whats wrong with B. I feel expenditure can be used as both singular and plural. Moreover I like "will" in B
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23 Aug 2007, 12:46
dahcrap wrote:
The OA given is D. But please tell me whats wrong with B. I feel expenditure can be used as both singular and plural. Moreover I like "will" in B

I am not quite sure that expenditure can be used as both Singular and Plural, but here what I see is "Even" introduces the subordinate clause and I believe it should have the same structure as the mail clause ...
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23 Aug 2007, 12:48
dahcrap wrote:
Distinguished architecture requires the expenditure of large sums of money, even if it is by no means certain that the expenditure of large sums of money produce distinguished architecture.

(A)
(B) even if it is by no means certain that the expenditure of large sums of money will produce
(C) even though there is no certainty that the expenditure of large sums of money produces
(D) even though it is by no means certain that the expenditure of large sums of money produces
(E) though there is no certainty as to the expenditure of money in large sums producing

C. uses "produces" and appositive clause correctly
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23 Aug 2007, 12:53
dahcrap wrote:
The OA given is D. But please tell me whats wrong with B. I feel expenditure can be used as both singular and plural. Moreover I like "will" in B

what is wrong with C? "expenditure" is singular, "expenditures" is plural.
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23 Aug 2007, 16:18
I would go with D.

We need "even though" and "there is no certainty" is, imo, wordy and just doesn't sound right.
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05 Dec 2007, 11:48
dahcrap wrote:
The OA given is D. But please tell me whats wrong with B. I feel expenditure can be used as both singular and plural. Moreover I like "will" in B

I think B is wrong cause we don't follow subjunctive mood - e.g. if X is Y than Z will ...
and the phrase even if it is by no means refers to distinguished architecture, so there should have been distinguished architecture will require in order for B be right.
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05 Dec 2007, 14:29
dahcrap wrote:
Distinguished architecture requires the expenditure of large sums of money, even if it is by no means certain that the expenditure of large sums of money produce distinguished architecture.

(A)
(B) even if it is by no means certain that the expenditure of large sums of money will produce
(C) even though there is no certainty that the expenditure of large sums of money produces
(D) even though it is by no means certain that the expenditure of large sums of money produces
(E) though there is no certainty as to the expenditure of money in large sums producing

Whats wrong with C? It is not necessary to keep the option similar to the original sentence given. Can someone give a better answer, please.
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05 Dec 2007, 15:26
dahcrap wrote:
Distinguished architecture requires the expenditure of large sums of money, even if it is by no means certain that the expenditure of large sums of money produce distinguished architecture.

(A)
(B) even if it is by no means certain that the expenditure of large sums of money will produce
(C) even though there is no certainty that the expenditure of large sums of money produces
(D) even though it is by no means certain that the expenditure of large sums of money produces
(E) though there is no certainty as to the expenditure of money in large sums producing

I go for D. Although I really dont see anything wrong with C. Just liked D better
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