Doctors still know little about how the Listeria bacterium is spread and why the disease it causes, listeriosis, afflicts some people in a contaminated area though it spares many others.
A. though it spares
B. where it spares
C. despite sparing
D. when sparing
E. while sparing
I got this question correct b/c I decided to go w/ my gut on this one. All other answer choice just seemed incorrect and didn't display the contrast. However, I would like to know why we grammatically do not need ||ism here: "afflicts" w/ "spares" why sparing is ok.
Cannot provide a grammatical reasoning. This SC is very similar to the one raised by 'SIMAQ'.
Between 'C' & 'E'.
go for 'E'. as 'afflicts' and 'sparing' are independent actions.
And 'sparing' - adjective, seems a good usage to bring out the IRONY with a flavour of ellipsis in it.