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# Dr. Sayre - try to solve in 2 mins

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17 Dec 2005, 08:31
Dr. Sayreâ€™s lecture recounted several little-known episodes in the [u]relations between nations that illustrates[/u] what is wrong with alliances and treaties that do not have popular support.
(A) relations between nations that illustrates
(B) relation of one nation with another that illustrates
(C) relations between nations that illustrate
(D) relation of one nation with another and illustrate
(E) relations of nations that illustrates

Please explain the best choice and why

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17 Dec 2005, 09:00
Dr. Sayreâ€™s lecture recounted several little-known episodes in the relations between nations that illustrates what is wrong with alliances and treaties that do not have popular support.
(A) relations between nations that illustrates
(B) relation of one nation with another that illustrates
(C) relations between nations that illustrate
(D) relation of one nation with another and illustrate
(E) relations of nations that illustrates

A and E are wrong because there is no subject/verb agreement. D is wrong for the same reason. B lacks paralelism. Only C remains.
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17 Dec 2005, 10:48
relation of is the correct usage

and relationship between is correct, not relation between

so A and C is out.

E is out becasue it omits what is the relaition with....

B uses singular illustrates for plural subject episodes.

so D is the only one standing

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17 Dec 2005, 14:43
[u]Even though its per capita food supply hardly increaseed during[/u] two decades, stringent rationing and planned distribution have allowed the Peopleâ€™s Republic of China to ensure nutritional levels of 2,000 calories per person per day for its population.
(A) Even though its per capita food supply hardly increased during
(B) Even though its per capita food supply has hardly increased in
(C) Despite its per capita food supply hardly increasing over
(D) Despite there being hardly any increase in its per capita food supply during
(E) Although there is hardly any increase in per capita food supply for

Please explain Even though although is always confusing
Options with 'Despite' are also rare in GMAT
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17 Dec 2005, 14:46
OA is B

I was able to rule out options with 'between' due to a lack of 'and'
D can also be eliminated

but I cant figure out what is 'illustrating', relation or episodes
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17 Dec 2005, 15:48
What is the OE ?
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17 Dec 2005, 21:15
old_dream_1976 wrote:
OA is B

I was able to rule out options with 'between' due to a lack of 'and'
D can also be eliminated

but I cant figure out what is 'illustrating', relation or episodes

I read the question again. I felt for the trap. illustrate is actually refering to relation not episodes. so D is not correct. B should be the right choice.
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