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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

[Reveal] Spoiler: OE
In this correctly written sentence, parallel
subordinate clauses are followed by a main clause.
These parallel subordinate clauses are both
introduced by that: that there is . . . and that the
government
. . . .

A Correct. In this sentence, the repetition of
that to introduce two subordinate clauses
makes the construction parallel and correct.

B That is omitted. The sense of the sentence is
distorted by the omission of may. The phrase
agreement . . . to the fact is awkward.

C That is omitted, and the sense of the
sentence is distorted by the omission of may.

D That is omitted.

E Using two independent clauses separated
only by a comma creates a run-on sentence
and the sense ofthe sentence is distorted by
the omission of may.

The correct answer is A.
[Reveal] Spoiler: OA

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I would choose C because in choice A "may" indicate uncertainity
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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

Here is my analysis for D:

A. wrong, much does not go with voters should be 'many US voters'
B. wrong, wordy and not necessarily a "fact"
C. wrong, "voters agree" changes meaning from the original sentence...the US voters don't need to be unanimous
D. correct
E. wrong, changes meaning, all voters dont' need to be in agreement
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i agree with D.

Thsi question requires uncertainty, a word like may, or although, because it is uncetain if voters agree or not. If you read from "it is difficilt...." on, you will realize that you need uncertainty, which leaves only A or D. B, C and E say for sure that the voters agree.

Choice A sounds awekward, and D seems a better a choice.

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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

Here is my analysis for D:

A. wrong, much does not go with voters should be 'many US voters'
B. wrong, wordy and not necessarily a "fact"
C. wrong, "voters agree" changes meaning from the original sentence...the US voters don't need to be unanimous
D. correct
E. wrong, changes meaning, all voters dont' need to be in agreement
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19 Dec 2007, 09:39
None of our choices are right. OA is not C or D
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19 Dec 2007, 18:26
Is it A? I didn't notice first "that" is also underlined...so it should be A

So construction is .......that......and that......
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gregspirited wrote:
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

Need explanation

Its A . All other sentences changes meaning are awkward.

B - to the fact is always wrong
C Although changes meaning
D Even though changes meaning
E Changes meaning.

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spidey:
Look at these simplified sentences:
However much you complain, I will not change my mind.
This sentence means no matter how much you complain, I will not change my mind.
Or, to put it in a more precise way, my resolve to stick to my decision will not wane even if
the degree of your complaining increases.
This meaning is quite specific.

Now compare it to this sentence:
Although you complain, I will not change my mind.
This sentence means even though you complain, I will not change my mind.
This meaning is pretty simple, and doesn't need any more explanation, I think.
So, even though the two meanings are quite close, they are in fact different, and
between two grammatically correct and plausible sentences, we must go with the
one that doesn't change the meaning of A.
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althought vs even though - can someone explain which is appropriate when?
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20 Dec 2007, 12:21
cstefanita wrote:
althought vs even though - can someone explain which is appropriate when?

Even though and although are almost same things . When more emphasis is needed we use "even though"
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20 Jun 2008, 10:46
I think B is the best choice. Initially I chose d, but after reading that OA is something else.. I think B has best shot. reason A and E are definately wrong. So whats the OA?
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06 Jan 2009, 12:09
A means much of the United States voters, which may mean something like 70% of voters, all the other answer choices change the meaning of that. So I choose A.
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06 Jan 2009, 12:30
I think A is the best
what's the OA
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08 Jan 2009, 17:15
IMO A , I think all the others can be easily ruled out because they changed the tone of the original sentence by replacing "however" .
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08 Jan 2009, 19:18
A) However much United States voters may agree that

Sounds awkward, since you don't agree little or more, you agree.

B) Despite the agreement among United States voters to the fact

They have not yet agreed, "may agree"

C) Although United States voters agree

same as above

D) Even though United States voters may agree

looks ok.

E) There is agreement among United States voters that
"may agree" not same as agree.

A vs D. There is an issue with "that". If its underlined in sentence, then A is correct.
If its not underlined, then I would pick D.
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09 Jan 2009, 13:59
Nothing but A. All others change the meaning.
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10 Jan 2009, 16:32
initially I went with even though; but A is the most appropriate however much awkward it feels.
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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

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31 Aug 2011, 21:45
Its a question on ||ism , i will go for A and the reason being:

THAT there is waste in government and THAT the government as a whole spends.
B is wordy.
As C changes the original meaning by removing uncertainty.
D Agree that should be used instead of agree only
E wordy and awkward
Hence, A it is.
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26 Sep 2011, 04:35
DeeptiM wrote:
can we pls have the OA?

Answer is D: there is gr8 explanation by RON. below is the link for that forum

http://www.manhattangmat.com/forums/how ... t3375.html

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26 Sep 2011, 17:46
soul123 wrote:
DeeptiM wrote:
can we pls have the OA?

Answer is D: there is gr8 explanation by RON. below is the link for that forum

http://www.manhattangmat.com/forums/how ... t3375.html

Hope it helps

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A is the answer to the problem. Soul, you misread Ron's explanation .

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