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27. However much United States voters may agree that there is waste in government and that the government as a whole spends beyond its means, it is difficult to find broad support for a movement toward a minimal state.
A) However much United States voters may agree that
B) Despite the agreement among United States voters to the fact
C) Although United States voters agree
D) Even though United States voters may agree
E) There is agreement among United States voters that

OFFICIAL ANSWER: A
MY ANSWER: D

--> They have provide A as a correct answer but how can MUCH be connected to the VOTERS......? :?:
Voters use many as they are countable ....

AM I CORRECT ?....If I am wrong the Pls Explain........Pls somebody do reply .....
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Much connecting to voters is discussed in below thread

however-much-united-states-voters-may-agree-that-there-is-75895.html

I chose A by the idiom agree that
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However MUCH United States voters MAY AGREE means that there MIGHT BE MUCH agreement.

B, C and E all change the intended meaning by implying that there IS -- for CERTAIN -- agreement. Eliminate B, C and E.

In D, may agree THERE is waste...and THAT the government as a whole spends is not parallel. Eliminate D.
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The gist of this thread is to see whether one can appreciate the difference between may agree and (simply) agree.

However much means a large quantity; But it does not mean 100 percent. But, Agreement in B and E, agree in C, may agree in D, all mean 100%. However might mean even though or although but the addition of the ‘much’ changes the course of the intent.
May agree is something that is short of definite agreement. None of the choices other than A carries this speculative intent.
A is the correct choice.
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New post 29 Dec 2012, 14:30
A – KEEP
B – fact what? That is missing. Eliminate
C – Agree what? That is missing. Eliminate
D – same as C
E – No contrast.. Sentence after comma seems to miss a conjunction then. Eliminate
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