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For most consumers, the price of automobile insurance continues to rise annually, even if free of damage claims and moving violations.
(A) even if
(B) despite being
(C) even if they are
(D) although they may be
(E) even if remaining
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21 Sep 2005, 22:16
All the "ifs" are out right away because the correct format for using "if" is "if...than"

So, A, C, And E are out.

D misuses although.

B is correct.
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21 Sep 2005, 23:18
I agree with an_narang. I pick (C)

(A) even if
>> Who is free of claims? Consumers or the price?

(B) despite being
>> Who is free of claims? Consumers or the price? As the subject is not shown, we can assume that the subject is "the price", which is the subject of the main clause. However, it doesn't look to make sense that "the price is free of claims".

(D) although they may be
>> Misuses "although"

(E) even if remaining
>> Who remains? Consumers or the price?

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22 Sep 2005, 01:25
gamjatang wrote:
I agree with an_narang. I pick (C)

(A) even if
>> Who is free of claims? Consumers or the price?

(B) despite being
>> Who is free of claims? Consumers or the price? As the subject is not shown, we can assume that the subject is "the price", which is the subject of the main clause. However, it doesn't look to make sense that "the price is free of claims".

(D) although they may be
>> Misuses "although"

(E) even if remaining
>> Who remains? Consumers or the price?

On the same lines, can we not think that "they" is misleading in Choice "C". It is not clear that "they" refers to cnosumers. It is best not to use "they" and actually use choice "B".

Please let us know ur views. ...
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22 Sep 2005, 04:12
i would go for C.

sqrover wrote:
On the same lines, can we not think that "they" is misleading in Choice "C". It is not clear that "they" refers to cnosumers. It is best not to use "they" and actually use choice "B".

They can only refer to consumers, they can not refer to
price of automobile insurance cause price is singular so there's

What's the OA?
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22 Sep 2005, 07:42
what is "they" refering to ? we dont know...so C is out...B it is...

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i would go for C.

sqrover wrote:
On the same lines, can we not think that "they" is misleading in Choice "C". It is not clear that "they" refers to cnosumers. It is best not to use "they" and actually use choice "B".

They can only refer to consumers, they can not refer to
price of automobile insurance cause price is singular so there's

What's the OA?
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22 Sep 2005, 13:08
I think C is fine...

You need a dependent clause to complete the sentence. Phrase will not work because there is no noun the phrase will be able to modify. If used, it will be dangling.

(C) even if they are
fits here well..

(D) although they may be

We need contrast, "MAY BE" indicates the probablility.... EVEN IF verifies that no matter what, the prices are high.

The original sentence is wrong too.

When rates means price charged, it should be followed by FOR. check OG...
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22 Sep 2005, 17:32
hmmm, another twisted one!!! I'll go with the majority on this one and vote C.
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22 Sep 2005, 19:21
riteshgupta1 wrote:
I think C is fine...

You need a dependent clause to complete the sentence. Phrase will not work because there is no noun the phrase will be able to modify. If used, it will be dangling.

(C) even if they are
fits here well..

(D) although they may be

We need contrast, "MAY BE" indicates the probablility.... EVEN IF verifies that no matter what, the prices are high.

The original sentence is wrong too.

When rates means price charged, it should be followed by FOR. check OG...

Can the word "although" be placed like that?

I heard that "although" should be placed in a way that it begins a sentence.

In cases like (D), it should be "though", not "although".

Do I have a wrong information?

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22 Sep 2005, 19:26
sgrover wrote:
gamjatang wrote:
I agree with an_narang. I pick (C)

(A) even if
>> Who is free of claims? Consumers or the price?

(B) despite being
>> Who is free of claims? Consumers or the price? As the subject is not shown, we can assume that the subject is "the price", which is the subject of the main clause. However, it doesn't look to make sense that "the price is free of claims".

(D) although they may be
>> Misuses "although"

(E) even if remaining
>> Who remains? Consumers or the price?

On the same lines, can we not think that "they" is misleading in Choice "C". It is not clear that "they" refers to cnosumers. It is best not to use "they" and actually use choice "B".

Please let us know ur views. ...

For me, "they" seems clear, because "consumers" is the only noun which can be represented by the word "they". There is no other plural noun in the whole sentence.
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22 Sep 2005, 21:13
I misread it. C is the answer. The "then" part of the "if...then" construction comes before.
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23 Sep 2005, 03:34
sgrover wrote:
For most consumers, the price of automobile insurance continues to rise annually, even if free of damage claims and moving violations.
(A) even if
(B) despite being
(C) even if they are
(D) although they may be
(E) even if remaining

Oa is C
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23 Sep 2005, 09:01
gamjatang wrote:
sgrover wrote:
gamjatang wrote:
I agree with an_narang. I pick (C)

(A) even if
>> Who is free of claims? Consumers or the price?

(B) despite being
>> Who is free of claims? Consumers or the price? As the subject is not shown, we can assume that the subject is "the price", which is the subject of the main clause. However, it doesn't look to make sense that "the price is free of claims".

(D) although they may be
>> Misuses "although"

(E) even if remaining
>> Who remains? Consumers or the price?

On the same lines, can we not think that "they" is misleading in Choice "C". It is not clear that "they" refers to cnosumers. It is best not to use "they" and actually use choice "B".

Please let us know ur views. ...

For me, "they" seems clear, because "consumers" is the only noun which can be represented by the word "they". There is no other plural noun in the whole sentence.

although is a subordinate conjunction and can be used to introduce a subordinate or dependent clause.. I dont see why you can not use a subordinate class as the second clause.

here is an example... not the best. but thought might help...
some analysts predict that the rates of auto insurance will increase, although the economy does not seem to indicate that.
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23 Sep 2005, 09:29
riteshgupta1 wrote:
gamjatang wrote:
sgrover wrote:
gamjatang wrote:
I agree with an_narang. I pick (C)

(A) even if
>> Who is free of claims? Consumers or the price?

(B) despite being
>> Who is free of claims? Consumers or the price? As the subject is not shown, we can assume that the subject is "the price", which is the subject of the main clause. However, it doesn't look to make sense that "the price is free of claims".

(D) although they may be
>> Misuses "although"

(E) even if remaining
>> Who remains? Consumers or the price?

On the same lines, can we not think that "they" is misleading in Choice "C". It is not clear that "they" refers to cnosumers. It is best not to use "they" and actually use choice "B".

Please let us know ur views. ...

For me, "they" seems clear, because "consumers" is the only noun which can be represented by the word "they". There is no other plural noun in the whole sentence.

although is a subordinate conjunction and can be used to introduce a subordinate or dependent clause.. I dont see why you can not use a subordinate class as the second clause.

here is an example... not the best. but thought might help...
some analysts predict that the rates of auto insurance will increase, although the economy does not seem to indicate that.

Thanks for correcting me.
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23 Sep 2005, 09:45
i picked c over b because i have never seen a right answer with "being" in og....does anyone know of og official answer using "being"?
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25 Sep 2005, 09:02
One more for C

Although and Despite change the meaning of the original sentence.

Even if + CLause is a good sentence.

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25 Sep 2005, 09:02
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