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With only 5 percent of the world's population, United States

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With only 5 percent of the world's population, United States citizens consumer 28 percent of its non-renewable resources, drive more than one-third of automobiles, and use 21 times more water per capita than Europeans do.

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B. As
C. Being
D. Despite having
E. Although accounting for
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The modified noun is “the US citizens. The text means to imply a contrast

A. With --- sounds as if the US citizens possess 5% of world population; contrast is missing
B. As – comparing 5% with the US citizens; contrast is missing
C. Being –being renders the choice wrong; contrast is missing
D. Despite having --- citizens are said to be having 5% of population - wrong
E. Although accounting for—correct choice, - the US citizens account for 5%; the contrast is established by the conjunction ‘although’


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Re: United States citizens   [#permalink] 11 Aug 2011, 08:25
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