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After the Colonial period’s 50 percent mortality rate, life expectancy

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After the Colonial period’s 50 percent mortality rate, life expectancy improved for children, but as late as the nineteenth century about one child in three died before reaching the age of six.


(A) After the Colonial period’s 50 percent mortality rate, life expectancy improved for children, but

(B) Even though children’s life expectancy, which improved over the Colonial period’s 50 percent mortality rate,

(C) Although life expectancy for children improved after the Colonial period, during which the mortality rate was 50 percent,

(D) While there was an improvement in life expectancy for children after the 50 percent mortality rate of the Colonial period, still

(E) Despite children’s life expectancy improvement from the Colonial period’s 50 percent mortality rate,
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After the Colonial period’s 50 percent mortality rate, life expectancy improved for children, but as late as the nineteenth century about one child in three died before reaching the age of six.

(A) After the Colonial period’s 50 percent mortality rate, life expectancy improved for children, but

(B) Even though children’s life expectancy, which improved over the Colonial period’s 50 percent mortality rate,

(C) Although life expectancy for children improved after the Colonial period, during which the mortality rate was 50 percent,

(D) While there was an improvement in life expectancy for children after the 50 percent mortality rate of the Colonial period, still

(E) Despite children’s life expectancy improvement from the Colonial period’s 50 percent mortality rate, => awakward

My Answer : C

Originally posted by ssandeepan on 03 Aug 2008, 12:17.
Last edited by Bunuel on 11 Jul 2018, 06:30, edited 3 times in total.
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IMO C

(A) After the Colonial period’s 50 percent mortality rate, life expectancy improved for children, but -Correct form should be "After the Colonial period, when ...."
(B) Even though children’s life expectancy, which improved over the Colonial period’s 50 percent mortality rate, -Fragmentation. No action following the clause "Even though children’s life expectancy"
(C) Although life expectancy for children improved after the Colonial period, during which the mortality rate was 50 percent, -Correct
(D) While there was an improvement in life expectancy for children after the 50 percent mortality rate of the Colonial period, still -incorrect construction "improvement ...after 50% mortality"
(E) Despite children’s life expectancy improvement from the Colonial period’s 50 percent mortality rate, -"Colonial period’s 50 percent.." sounds awkward. Not sure whats would be the grammatical reason.
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After the Colonial period’s 50 percent mortality rate, life expectancy improved for children, but as late as the nineteenth century about one child in three died before reaching the age of six.

(A) After the Colonial period’s 50 percent mortality rate, life expectancy improved for children, but
(B) Even though children’s life expectancy, which improved over the Colonial period’s 50 percent mortality rate,
(C) Although life expectancy for children improved after the Colonial period, during which the mortality rate was 50 percent,
(D) While there was an improvement in life expectancy for children after the 50 percent mortality rate of the Colonial period, still
(E) Despite children’s life expectancy improvement from the Colonial period’s 50 percent mortality rate,


a, b , and e are wrong cuz it uses posseive noun - Colonial Period's

d is wrong because of ' after the 50 percent mortality rate' - after is used to show the time reference only

c is correct
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After the Colonial periods 50 percent mortality rate, life expectancy improved for children, but as late as the nineteenth century about one child in three died before reaching the age of six.
A. After the Colonial periods' 50 percent mortality rate, life expectancy improved for children, but
B. Even though childrens life expectancy, which improved over the Colonial periods' 50 percent mortality rate,
C. Although life expectancy for children improved after the Colonial period, during which the mortality rate was 50 percent,
D. While there was an improvement in life expectancy for children after the 50 percent mortality rate of the Colonial period, still
E. Despite childrens life expectancy improvement from the Colonial periods' 50 percent mortality rate,

ABE colonial periods' wrong. D there be is wrong. So C
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The question wants to show a contrast - decrease, but deaths continued.

(C) Although life expectancy for children improved after the Colonial period, during which the mortality rate was 50 percent, .....correct in many ways -
1) Incorrect usage of "period's" is rectified
2) Colonial period is correctly defined/ explained by using "during which" ie dependant clause is correctly "defining" the Colonial period.
3) Contrast in sentence is maintained by using Although

IMO C
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The main problem is the unidiomatic branding of the mortality rate as the 50% mortality rate, as though it were a kind of milestone or reference rate.

(A) After ‘the Colonial period’s 50 percent mortality rate’, life expectancy improved for children, but …. unidiomatic
(B) Even though children’s life expectancy, which improved over ‘the Colonial period’s 50 percent mortality rate,’ ---- unidiomatic; in addition, the subordinate clause is a fragment
(C) Although life expectancy for children improved after the Colonial period, during which the mortality rate was 50 percent, …. Avoids the idiom error; best choice
(D) While there was an improvement in life expectancy for children after ‘the 50 percent mortality rate of the Colonial period’, still ……unidiomatic
(E) Despite children’s ‘life expectancy improvement’ from ‘the Colonial period’s 50 percent mortality rate’, …unidiomatic

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(A) After the Colonial period’s 50 percent mortality rate, life expectancy improved for children, but --- Colonial period’s 50 percent mortality rate – gives an impression that it is a fixed and branded mortality rate. Very unidiomatic

(B) Even though children’s life expectancy, which improved over the Colonial period’s 50 percent mortality rate, ----- same objection to A

(C) Although life expectancy for children improved after the Colonial period, during which the mortality rate was 50 percent, --- correct choice

(D) While there was an improvement in life expectancy for children after the 50 percent mortality rate of the Colonial period, still --- use of still after using while is redundant;

(E) Despite children’s life expectancy improvement from the Colonial period’s 50 percent mortality rate, ----1. Life expectancy improvement is inelegant. 2. Colonial period’s 50 percent mortality rate is unidiomatic

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I think this is from the 1000SC blog.OA is C.
I am unable to understand why though.
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I think this is from the 1000SC blog.OA is C.
I am unable to understand why though.
Anyone with an explanation?


GMAT doesn't like Possessive pronouns used for anything other than things that the noun actually posses.
(A) After the Colonial period’s 50 percent mortality rate, life expectancy improved for children, but

Colonial period doesn't really posses the mortality rate, it is a fact which was true during the Colonial period.

Choice C correctly states that during the colonial period the child mortality rate was 50 percent.
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