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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 [#permalink] New post 19 Jan 2010, 06:57
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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
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Re: Pls explain-tough one [#permalink] New post 19 Jan 2010, 07:31
jitendra 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


IMO E..i think what is required here is understanding the intention of the sentence..the statement tries to say that Americans,even though tehy only account for 5% of the worlds population,consumes so much of the resources...
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Re: Pls explain-tough one [#permalink] New post 19 Jan 2010, 08:52
jitendra 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


My ans is E.
The sentence meaning requires the contrast meaning conjunction. Therefore, eliminate A,B,C.
In D, using "having" suggests that US citizens have only 5 %.--> illogical meaning(U.S. citizens can not have 5% of W. population BUT U.S. citiens can be 5% of W. population).--> choose E.
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Re: Pls explain-tough one [#permalink] New post 19 Jan 2010, 09:19
As BMindful said, this sentence requires a contrast triggering word, such as "although" or "despite...". Having said that, this eliminates A, B, and C. Looking at D, you should see that there's an idiom issue here. The idiom should be "Despite + noun phrase"; therefore, "despite having" is an illegit construct of the idiom. (E), though a longer an answer, conveys the meaning and eliminates the idiom error. (E) should be right.
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Re: Pls explain-tough one [#permalink] New post 19 Jan 2010, 19:00
Thanks. OA is E
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