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8. For most consumers, the price of automobile insurance continues to rise annually, even if free of damage claims and moving violations.
(A) even if
(B) despite being
(C) even if they are
(D) although they may be
(E) even if remaining
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02 Nov 2003, 18:08
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Can anyone explain the difference between the usage of 'despite being' and 'even if'?
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03 Nov 2003, 04:47
being is most of the time considered awkward. I think A is OK.
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03 Nov 2003, 04:58
So, consumers are free from claims, not insuranse?
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03 Nov 2003, 11:47
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I think "despite being" is still better than "even if". With "even if", we're not sure who/what is free; consumers or the price?

This is a bad question. Questions from ETS are usually better than this.
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03 Nov 2003, 13:30
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8. For most consumers, the price of automobile insurance continues to rise annually, even if free of damage claims and moving violations.
(A) even if
(B) despite being
(C) even if they are
(D) although they may be
(E) even if remaining

C is correct.
they only reffer to consumers. who else.
Price is not prices
insurance is not insurances

I never choose despite being.
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04 Nov 2003, 14:45
yes, C is correct...it is clear that "they" is refering to the consumers....
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04 Nov 2003, 23:03
In this case I see no difference between C and D. Both connote a contrast.
Moreover, if C is correct, it should not employ a comma because EVEN IF THEY ARE.. is a dependent clause going after an independent one. In this case, a comma is absolutely wrong.

If a comma stays in the sentence (and it does stay), the sentence should employ an absolute construction—one without any verbs.

a pretty poor question...
04 Nov 2003, 23:03
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