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# world population

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25 May 2008, 16:22
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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25 May 2008, 16:41
D , to show contrast .
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25 May 2008, 18:44
I'm confused between A and E. To decide, I choose E.
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25 May 2008, 19:33
Would like to go with E.
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26 May 2008, 06:29
E for me as well
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26 May 2008, 06:53
mbawaters 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

A is wrong; the modified noun here is "citizens" and not "United States"
B seems idiomatically wrong
C is wrong: United States citizens are not 5% of the population, they rather account for 5%
D is same as C; Citizens do not have 5% of the world population; rather the United States

E is correct
Re: world population   [#permalink] 26 May 2008, 06:53
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