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Even though its per capita food supply hardly increased [#permalink] New post 15 Jul 2007, 06:40
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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 People’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
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Re: 1000 SC #283 [#permalink] New post 15 Jul 2007, 07:15
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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 People’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


A) use during and is wrong
C) run on sentence it should be a clause because itcan't modify"stringent rationning"
D)SELF EXPLANATORY
E) wrong agreement in verb tense

So B should be the Answer
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Re: 1000 SC #283 [#permalink] New post 16 Jul 2007, 07:13
IT refers to Stringent rationing and Planed Distribution. So eliminate ABCD.
I go for E.
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Re: 1000 SC #283 [#permalink] New post 21 Jul 2007, 08:47
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E) wrong agreement in verb tense



What else is wrong with E apart from wrong tense?

Also, can someone explain HOW "its" in B can refer to "China"?
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 [#permalink] New post 21 Jul 2007, 10:10
E is the answer

A B C uses IT, all refers to China.
D unnecessarily uses "being"
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Re: 1000 SC #283 [#permalink] New post 21 Jul 2007, 12:23
botirvoy wrote:
283. Even though its per capita food supply hardly increased during two decades, stringent rationing and planned distribution have allowed the People’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



Lets first check the rules regarding the use of 'although' and 'despite'.

although, though and even though are all conjunctions, whilst in spite of and despite are both prepositions. So usage requires:

in spite of + noun
although + clause
despite + noun
though + clause
even though + clause

Now test the answer options accordibg to that rule:
A. though + pronoun (its), dangling midifier.............wrong.
B. same as above..................................................wrong
C. It corrects the first problem but modifier problem remains......wrong.
D. despite + clause.................................................wrong.
E. the correct one....it uses clause after 'although' and corrects the modifier problem.

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 [#permalink] New post 22 Jul 2007, 03:45
OA is NOT E!!!
Let's have some more explanations!
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Re: 1000 SC #283 [#permalink] New post 30 Jul 2007, 08:52
There is are a lot of errors in this post. Let me attempt to clarify it all.

though / despite mean the same thing
though + clause
despite + noun
Even though has heavier emphasis.

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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 People’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
syntactic expletive. not wrong but B is the better option. also, wrong tense

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Re: 1000 SC #283 [#permalink] New post 03 Oct 2010, 08:36
so it is B for verb tense consistency?
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Re: Even though its per capita food supply hardly increased [#permalink] New post 14 Jan 2013, 05:48
IT in B refers to rationaing which is wrong ... it should be E ...
Re: Even though its per capita food supply hardly increased   [#permalink] 14 Jan 2013, 05:48
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