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However much united states voters may agree that there is waste in govt. and that the gov. 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 may agree
d)even though united states voters may agree
e)there is agreement among the unites states voters that
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Re: SC querey please participate [#permalink] New post 13 Sep 2006, 04:08
navahlawat wrote:
However much united states voters may agree that there is waste in govt. and that the gov. 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 may agree
d)even though united states voters may agree
e)there is agreement among the unites states voters that


I would go with C. It is concise, and retains the basic structure of the sentence.
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 [#permalink] New post 13 Sep 2006, 04:17
However much united states voters may agree that there is waste in govt. and that the gov. 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 may agree
d)even though united states voters may agree
e)there is agreement among the unites states voters that
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I think its C

A - However much doesn't seem right
B - Adds an unncessary "to the fact"
D - Although is better than even though
E - Lacks a structure word, needs "yet" to support it.
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 [#permalink] New post 13 Sep 2006, 05:27
Can you please tell the source of the question? Thanks!
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 [#permalink] New post 13 Sep 2006, 13:26
I think the answer is A.

Although, even though, despite - all provide the same meaning.
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Re: SC querey please participate [#permalink] New post 13 Sep 2006, 16:22
navahlawat wrote:
However much united states voters may agree that there is waste in govt. and that the gov. 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 may agree
d)even though united states voters may agree
e)there is agreement among the unites states voters that



It should be A for parallelism . D comes pretty close but fails the parallelism test.
Useage "However much" is correct , infact I do have this in my error log.
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 [#permalink] New post 13 Sep 2006, 16:39
A - Wrong usage of conjuction however much
The statement tries to quantify the level of agreement

C & D almost have the same construction.
But Although is always preferred as a sentence beginner than even though. :war
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 [#permalink] New post 13 Sep 2006, 18:24
If however much is correct usage

then A is correct for parallel usage without doubt.

Even if however much is wrong still A is correct for selecting the best out of the rot

However much united states voters may agree that there is waste in govt. and that the gov. as a whole spends beyond its means , it is difficult to find broad support for a movement toward a minimal state

The voters should agree on the 2 points and they need to be preceded by that

that can introduce clasues/phrases and here it does the same in both cases in A
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Re: SC querey please participate [#permalink] New post 13 Sep 2006, 19:02
navahlawat wrote:
navahlawat wrote:
However much united states voters may agree that there is waste in govt. and that the gov. 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 may agree
d)even though united states voters may agree
e)there is agreement among the unites states voters that


Correct answer:D


Naveen, please be accurate in giving OA. Lots of guys go through the post.

OA is A.

OE: A is the best choice. Choices B, C, and D incorrectly omit that after agree; that is needed to create the parallel construction agree that there is waste . . . and that the government... spends. Choice E, though it retains that, is grammatically incorrect: because E starts with an independent rather than a subordinate clause and separates its two independent clauses with a comma, it creates a run-on sentence with no logical connection established between the halves. In B, the agreement ... to the fact is unidiomatic, and B, C, and E alter the sense of the original sentence by saying that voters agree rather than that they may agree.

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