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After the Colonial period's 50 percent mortality rate, life expectancy improved for children, but as late as the nineteenth century about one child in three died before reaching the age of six.

A. After the Colonial period's 50 percent mortality rate, life expectancy improved for children, but

B. Even though children's life expectancy, which improved over the Colonial period's 50 percent mortality rate,

C. Although life expectancy for children improved after the Colonial period, during which the mortality rate was 50 percent,

D. While there was an improvement in life expectancy for children after the 50 percent mortality rate of the Colonial period, still

E. Despite children's life expectancy improvement from the Colonial period's 50 percent mortality rate,

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18 Jul 2008, 14:19
Can you underline the portion that needs to be corrected?
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18 Jul 2008, 14:47
After the Colonial periods 50 percent mortality rate, life expectancy improved for children, but as late as the nineteenth century about one child in three died before reaching the age of six.

A. After the Colonial periods 50 percent mortality rate, life expectancy improved for children, but

B. Even though childrens life expectancy, which improved over the Colonial periods 50 percent mortality rate,

C. Although life expectancy for children improved after the Colonial period, during which the mortality rate was 50 percent,

D. While there was an improvement in life expectancy for children after the 50 percent mortality rate of the Colonial period, still

E. Despite childrens life expectancy improvement from the Colonial periods 50 percent mortality rate,
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24 Jul 2008, 22:40
I think the answer is C.

coz

B, E childrens is used,

D and A are pretty awkward ...........
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09 Jul 2009, 11:45
After the Colonial period’s 50 percent mortality rate, life expectancy improved for children, but as late as the nineteenth century about one child in three died before reaching the age of six.

(A) After the Colonial period’s 50 percent mortality rate, life expectancy improved for children, but
(B) Even though children’s life expectancy, which improved over the Colonial period’s 50 percent mortality rate,
(C) Although life expectancy for children improved after the Colonial period, during which the mortality rate was 50 percent,
(D) While there was an improvement in life expectancy for children after the 50 percent mortality rate of the Colonial period, still
(E) Despite children’s life expectancy improvement from the Colonial period’s 50 percent mortality rate,
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10 Jul 2009, 03:18
The ans looks like C.
What is the OA?
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10 Jul 2009, 03:36
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IMO C

(A) After the Colonial period’s 50 percent mortality rate, life expectancy improved for children, but -Correct form should be "After the Colonial period, when ...."
(B) Even though children’s life expectancy, which improved over the Colonial period’s 50 percent mortality rate, -Fragmentation. No action following the clause "Even though children’s life expectancy"
(C) Although life expectancy for children improved after the Colonial period, during which the mortality rate was 50 percent, -Correct
(D) While there was an improvement in life expectancy for children after the 50 percent mortality rate of the Colonial period, still -incorrect construction "improvement ...after 50% mortality"
(E) Despite children’s life expectancy improvement from the Colonial period’s 50 percent mortality rate, -"Colonial period’s 50 percent.." sounds awkward. Not sure whats would be the grammatical reason.
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10 Jul 2009, 05:57
Colonial period’s 50 percent mortality rate - is wierd. A,B,E - out
D : improvement in life expectancy for children after the 50 percent mortality rate - wierd again.

C, by POE
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10 Jul 2009, 11:20
WhyabloodyMBA wrote:
After the Colonial period’s 50 percent mortality rate, life expectancy improved for children, but as late as the nineteenth century about one child in three died before reaching the age of six.

(A) After the Colonial period’s 50 percent mortality rate, life expectancy improved for children, but
(B) Even though children’s life expectancy, which improved over the Colonial period’s 50 percent mortality rate,
(C) Although life expectancy for children improved after the Colonial period, during which the mortality rate was 50 percent,
(D) While there was an improvement in life expectancy for children after the 50 percent mortality rate of the Colonial period, still
(E) Despite children’s life expectancy improvement from the Colonial period’s 50 percent mortality rate,

left with B and C ..

in B, which (childen's life expectancy) improved over the colonial perios ---> to me , the sentence should be 'which is improved' is correct so ..eliminate B.

I pick C but 'during which' ...sounded little bit awkward ... can some one explain a bit about the usage of 'during which'?

IMO C.
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20 Jan 2010, 14:35
I disagree with C because of the use of the comma after the word 'period'; Although life expectancy for children improved after the Colonial period, during which the mortality rate was 50 percent,

To me it creates an awkward sentence.

I would go with E. To me, it appears more concise.

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21 Jan 2010, 18:22
I also go with (C). what's the OA?
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25 Mar 2010, 20:21
After the Colonial period’s 50 percent mortality rate, life expectancy improved for children, but as late as the nineteenth century about one child in three died before reaching the age of six.

(A) After the Colonial period’s 50 percent mortality rate, life expectancy improved for children, but
(B) Even though children’s life expectancy, which improved over the Colonial period’s 50 percent mortality rate,
(C) Although life expectancy for children improved after the Colonial period, during which the mortality rate was 50 percent,
(D) While there was an improvement in life expectancy for children after the 50 percent mortality rate of the Colonial period, still
(E) Despite children’s life expectancy improvement from the Colonial period’s 50 percent mortality rate,

a, b , and e are wrong cuz it uses posseive noun - Colonial Period's

d is wrong because of ' after the 50 percent mortality rate' - after is used to show the time reference only

c is correct
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11 Apr 2010, 01:01
I too excluded E "the Colonial period’s 50 percent mortality rate" because it was too awkward

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02 Jun 2010, 13:49
mba9now wrote:
After the Colonial periods 50 percent mortality rate, life expectancy improved for children, but as late as the nineteenth century about one child in three died before reaching the age of six.

A. After the Colonial periods 50 percent mortality rate, life expectancy improved for children, but

B. Even though childrens life expectancy, which improved over the Colonial periods 50 percent mortality rate,

C. Although life expectancy for children improved after the Colonial period, during which the mortality rate was 50 percent,

D. While there was an improvement in life expectancy for children after the 50 percent mortality rate of the Colonial period, still

E. Despite childrens life expectancy improvement from the Colonial periods 50 percent mortality rate,

The question is missing something from the original:
Choice B should be:
B. Even though children's life expectancy, which improved over the Colonial period's 50 percent mortality rate,

E should be :
E. Despite children's life expectancy improvement from the Colonial periods 50 percent mortality rate,

Thus, B and E are wrong not because the misuage of "childrens" (no ') , but because
B: "improved over the Colonial period's 50 percent mortality rate" sounds awkward to me.
E: "children's life expectancy improvement" and "improvement from the ... rate" do not sound right to me
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15 Jun 2010, 01:25
I believe the answer is C.

But can anybody clarify which out the two is correct: "Life expectancy for children" or "Life expectancy of children"?
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15 Jun 2010, 03:05
IMO it should be "life expectancy of children" as mentioned by timgle15. But, all other options other than C are awkward. What shall we do if this is the case in real GMAT questions? Please publish OA.
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15 Jun 2010, 03:34
C again

OA??
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28 Jun 2010, 10:01
What's taking so long to post OA.

Guys,
Please remember its your job to post OA after posting the question;
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