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With only 5 percent of the world s population, United States [#permalink]
27 Jul 2011, 09:54
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942. With only 5 percent of the world’s population, United States citizens consume 28 percent of its nonrenewable resources, drive more than one-third of its automobiles, and use 21 times more water per capita than Europeans do. (A) With (B) As (C) Being (D) Despite having (E) Although accounting for
Whats wrong with A. there is sufficient contrast in the option A.
The trick here is to look at what we are modifying--United States citizens. U.S. citizens don't *have* 5% of the world population, and they aren't *with* 5% of the population. Their numbers add up to 5% of the world population, so we can say that they "represent" that 5%. None of the other answers get this meaning right.
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Dmitry Farber | Manhattan GMAT Instructor | New York