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In spite of federal subsidizing of public transportation systems massively and major local efforts to persuade the public to use public transportation, mass transit has been steadily losing patronage to the private automobile for the past thirty years.

(A) In spite of federal subsidizing of public transportation systems massively and major local efforts to persuade
(B) In spite of massive federal subsidizing of public transportation systems and major efforts locally at persuading
(C) Despite massive federal subsidies to public transportation systems and the making of major efforts locally to persuade
(D) Despite massive federal subsidies to public transportation systems and major local efforts to persuade
(E) Despite massive federal subsidies to public transportation systems and making major local efforts at persuading
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03 Oct 2006, 02:34
clearly D
A is wrong because of "mostly"
B is wrong because of "of" and "at"
C is wrong because of "the making"
D is correct
E is wrong because "massive subsidies' is compared to "making"
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03 Oct 2006, 03:47
gv wrote:
In spite of federal subsidizing of public transportation systems massively and major local efforts to persuade the public to use public transportation, mass transit has been steadily losing patronage to the private automobile for the past thirty years.

(A) In spite of federal subsidizing of public transportation systems massively and major local efforts to persuade
(B) In spite of massive federal subsidizing of public transportation systems and major efforts locally at persuading
(C) Despite massive federal subsidies to public transportation systems and the making of major efforts locally to persuade
(D) Despite massive federal subsidies to public transportation systems and major local efforts to persuade
(E) Despite massive federal subsidies to public transportation systems and making major local efforts at persuading

"massive federal subsidies"..."major local efforts" are parallel..

Would go with D.
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03 Oct 2006, 06:14
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In + spite + of = 3 words vs. Despite = 1 word

3>1

GMAT almost always prefers clear, concise, active answer choices.
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03 Oct 2006, 06:25
D is my answer. For parallelism

massive federal subsidies to public transportation systems and major local efforts to persuade the public to use public transportation
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03 Oct 2006, 07:26
gv wrote:
In spite of federal subsidizing of public transportation systems massively and major local efforts to persuade the public to use public transportation, mass transit has been steadily losing patronage to the private automobile for the past thirty years.

(A) In spite of federal subsidizing of public transportation systems massively and major local efforts to persuade
(B) In spite of massive federal subsidizing of public transportation systems and major efforts locally at persuading
(C) Despite massive federal subsidies to public transportation systems and the making of major efforts locally to persuade
(D) Despite massive federal subsidies to public transportation systems and major local efforts to persuade
(E) Despite massive federal subsidies to public transportation systems and making major local efforts at persuading

OA is D
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04 Oct 2006, 00:11
GMATT73 wrote:
In + spite + of = 3 words vs. Despite = 1 word

3>1

GMAT almost always prefers clear, concise, active answer choices.

This is how one should leverage DS skills in SC
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04 Oct 2006, 00:32
I love it GMAT73!!! Sweet analysis, must remember this method for my Gday!!
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04 Oct 2006, 05:22
cooooooooool
seems gmat club made me into verbal guru toooooooo

Thanqqqq GMATCLUB

got D
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04 Oct 2006, 05:28
Very late

but

DDDDDDDDDD or mEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
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04 Oct 2006, 07:03
Can Any one Explain when Despite and when Inspite is used?

Are the inter changeable? I don't think so?
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04 Oct 2006, 07:50
One more for D...remember "to persuade" in necessary here.

saurabhmalpani - http://www.wsu.edu/~brians/errors/inspite.html

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04 Oct 2006, 08:59
In spite of federal subsidizing of public transportation systems massively and major local efforts to persuade the public to use public transportation, mass transit has been steadily losing patronage to the private automobile for the past thirty years.

(A) In spite of federal subsidizing of public transportation systems massively and major local efforts to persuade
(B) In spite of massive federal subsidizing of public transportation systems and major efforts locally at persuading
(C) Despite massive federal subsidies to public transportation systems and the making of major efforts locally to persuade
(D) Despite massive federal subsidies to public transportation systems and major local efforts to persuade
(E) Despite massive federal subsidies to public transportation systems and making major local efforts at persuading

A & B out b/c of In spite of.
C is out of question.

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07 Dec 2014, 13:37
The sentence says subsidies to major transportation systems, how is that logical? Subsidies to would be to a person or entity and subsidies for would be a product
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