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283. Even though its per capita food supply hardly increased during 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
between B and E I chose E... as it has no reference to 'its' any idea why E is wrong?
chiragr, E is wrong because a present perfect tense will do better here. There is an incident ( food supply hasn't increased in two decades ). It started in the past and lasts for some time. So there is a duration.
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