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# However much the students of this school may agree that the

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However much the students of this school may agree that the school should stay open and that the district's complaints of financial trouble are overblown, the school's closure is unavoidable after the latest round of budget cuts.

A) However much the students of this school may agree that
B) Despite the agreement among the students of this school to the fact
C) Although the students of this school agree
D) Even though students of this school may agree
E) There is agreement among the students of this school that

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can somebody explain why is "much" ok in answer A although student is a countable name?
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However much the students of this school may agree that the school should stay open and that the district's complaints of financial trouble are overblown, the school's closure is unavoidable after the latest round of budget cuts.
A) However much the students of this school may agree that
B) Despite the agreement among the students of this school to the fact
C) Although the students of this school agree
D) Even though students of this school may agree
E) There is agreement among the students of this school that

And is a parallel marker => X and Y should be parallel.
X = the school should stay open
y = the district's complaints of financial trouble are overblown

1. As Y (the non underlined part) starts with that, so X should also start with That. Eliminate B,C,D
2. the sentence has two contrasting statements. Eliminate E.
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02 Feb 2013, 13:27
Jackouille wrote:
However much the students of this school may agree that the school should stay open and that the district's complaints of financial trouble are overblown, the school's closure is unavoidable after the latest round of budget cuts.

A) However much the students of this school may agree that
B) Despite the agreement among the students of this school to the fact
C) Although the students of this school agree
D) Even though students of this school may agree
E) There is agreement among the students of this school that

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can somebody explain why is "much" ok in answer A although student is a countable name?

this is because 'much' is modifying agreement of the students and not students themselves.

basically, the statement talks about 'average' agreement of all students taken together. Therefore:

however much the students agree = (all of the students may agree a lot to the idea XXX) or (all of the students may agree a little to the idea YYY)

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04 Feb 2013, 00:57
Darmody wrote:
However much the students of this school may agree that the school should stay open and that the district's complaints of financial trouble are overblown, the school's closure is unavoidable after the latest round of budget cuts.

A) However much the students of this school may agree that
B) Despite the agreement among the students of this school to the fact
C) Although the students of this school agree
D) Even though students of this school may agree
E) There is agreement among the students of this school that

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can somebody explain why is "much" ok in answer A although student is a countable name?

Darmody,
You could also use POE to reach the correct ans:

B) Despite the agreement among the students of this school to the fact you need a that after fact
C) Although the students of this school agreeyou need a that after agree as agree is a command subjunctive word
D) Even though students of this school may agreeyou need a that after agree as agree is a command subjunctive word
E) There is agreement among the students of this school that this would cause a run on sentence as there is a comma and not a semi colon; hence, this option is also ruled out..

Only A is left out and wins

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