I have a query about question # 27 in the said file...
"The Principal, having increased..............students to a teacher"
The correct answer as per the OA is D:Although the principal has increased the number of teachers in the school, he is still being
accused of maintaining a poor ratio of students to a teacher"
Isnt the "still" in this answer choice redundant? since the sentence starts off with "although"..
Still can be used in two ways1. Contrast use:
I am new at work, still I am bombarded with assignments. Here still is used to set contrast, similar to although. Although and still (used for contrast), cannot be used together 2. Temporal (to use time
: He is still coming to school. This is used to denote time. This can be used with although.
In your sentence the still is used to denote the time AFTER he has increased the number of teachers.
Hope this makes sense.