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# After the Colonial periods 50 percent mortality rate, life

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After the Colonial periodâ€™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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24 Oct 2004, 05:03
It is between C & E for me. Considering the style, I choose E.

A, D - 'after' should be followed by the priod.
B - the sentence is not completed.
C - Every thing is fine except that the sentence is verbose.

nzgmat wrote:
After the Colonial periodâ€™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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24 Oct 2004, 11:27
1 .
"Despite" / "in spite of" - Positive situation but negative outcome
"even though" / "although" - negative situation but positive outcome.

2.
"children's life expectancy" should be the subject of the sentence.

Hope, this will help
Dharmin
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24 Oct 2004, 17:03
The OA is C

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25 Oct 2004, 07:16
Yes C should be the answer. â€œduring which the mortality rate was 50 percentâ€

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25 Oct 2004, 07:38
I posted something about these despite / although dilemna similar to dharmin remarks.
I crunched hard on this point but I found some situations where obviously rules of positive/negative outcomes are challenged. Do you guys have a crystal clear rule to exactly know what is appropriate and when ?

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25 Oct 2004, 07:38
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