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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 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

OA is (E)
However, as far as I know, "although" can only have a "clause" after it. How come this one has a "phrase" after "although"??
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30 Nov 2004, 19:53
Since there is a contrast, we need to use although. D also sounded a possible option but I picked up E as it sounded better.
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30 Nov 2004, 19:59
D....

Despite having sounds good in all options..

e) is tempting as well but between D) and E) would choose D....
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01 Dec 2004, 13:44
qhoc0010 wrote:
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

OA is (E)
However, as far as I know, "although" can only have a "clause" after it. How come this one has a "phrase" after "although"??

Should be E.

The subject here is "US citizens " and not "US". So it cant be D/B/A. Being is generally avoided if there is an alternative. So it should be E.
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01 Dec 2004, 13:45
qhoc0010 wrote:
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

OA is (E)
However, as far as I know, "although" can only have a "clause" after it. How come this one has a "phrase" after "although"??

Should be E.

The subject here is "US citizens " and not "US". So it cant be D/B/A. Being is generally avoided if there is an alternative. So it should be E.
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01 Dec 2004, 13:54
thanks ruhi............sounds convincing now.
01 Dec 2004, 13:54
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