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Around the World in 80 Questions (Day 9): However one likes it or not

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However one likes it or not; agriculture will be considered as the primary source of income, even if other manufacturing activities proliferate.

A. However one likes it or not; agriculture will be considered as the primary source of income,
B. However, one likes it or not agriculture will be considered as the primary source of income
C. Whether one likes it or not, agriculture will be considered as the primary source of income,
D. Whether one likes it or not agriculture will be considered as the primary source of income,
E. Whether one likes it or not! agriculture will be considered as the primary source of income,

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The correct sentence is (C), "Whether one likes it or not, agriculture will be considered as the primary source of income."

The sentence is in the present tense, so the phrase "will be considered" is correct. The phrase "whether one likes it or not" is a common way of expressing the idea that something is true regardless of what someone's personal opinion is. The semicolon is used to separate two independent clauses, which means that they could both stand on their own as complete sentences.

The other options are incorrect for the following reasons:

(A) uses a semicolon instead of a comma after the phrase "However one likes it or not." This is incorrect because a semicolon is only used to separate two independent clauses.
(B) does not use a comma after the phrase "However one likes it or not." This is incorrect because a comma is required to separate a dependent clause from an independent clause.
(D) uses an exclamation point after the phrase "Whether one likes it or not." This is incorrect because an exclamation point is only used to express strong emotion.
(E) uses the word "agriculture" twice in the same sentence. This is incorrect because it is repetitive.
Therefore, the correct sentence is (C).
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Re: Around the World in 80 Questions (Day 9): However one likes it or not [#permalink]
However one likes it or not; agriculture will be considered as the primary source of income, even if other manufacturing activities proliferate.

A. However one likes it or not; agriculture will be considered as the primary source of income,Incorrect
B. However, one likes it or not agriculture will be considered as the primary source of incomeCorrect
C. Whether one likes it or not, agriculture will be considered as the primary source of income,Incorrect
D. Whether one likes it or not agriculture will be considered as the primary source of income,Incorrect
E. Whether one likes it or not! agriculture will be considered as the primary source of income,Incorrect
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However one likes it or not; agriculture will be considered as the primary source of income, even if other manufacturing activities proliferate.

A. However one likes it or not; agriculture will be considered as the primary source of income,
B. However, one likes it or not agriculture will be considered as the primary source of income
C. Whether one likes it or not, agriculture will be considered as the primary source of income,
D. Whether one likes it or not agriculture will be considered as the primary source of income,
E. Whether one likes it or not! agriculture will be considered as the primary source of income,
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Meaning is important to solve the question. Let's take a look at answer choices.
A - use of semicolon means that there should be an independent clause, but there is not an independent clause before the semicolon. A is out.
B - It is a run on sentence. B is out.
C - Good choice among others. Lets keep C.
D - It is a run on sentence like the one in B. ''Whether one likes it or not agriculture will be ..'' there is no sign of separation before the subject of the sentence.
E - Use of Exclamation is not intended by the author. It distorts meaning

C is our winner.
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however-not is not the right usage. so eliminate A and B
C conveys the intended meaning and is grammatically correct. so hold on to C
D uses no comma. eliminate D
E uses exclamation mark for whether..or not. thats out of place and wrong usage. so eliminate E

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Between however and whether, whether is idiomatically correct. So A and B can be eliminated.
Option D: There should be a comma after whether one likes it or not to convey the intended meaning. Hence, incorrect.
Option E: ! is completely illogical and out of place and hence, incorrect.
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However one likes it or not; agriculture will be considered as the primary source of income, even if other manufacturing activities proliferate.

Conjunction: Whether vs However: Whether is used for two stated possibilities while However is used to take a clause into different direction. Eliminate A and B
D does not have punctuation mark so eliminate
E has an a exclamation mark that portrays the sentence well than C so eliminate C.

A. However one likes it or not; agriculture will be considered as the primary source of income,
B. However, one likes it or not agriculture will be considered as the primary source of income
C. Whether one likes it or not, agriculture will be considered as the primary source of income,
D. Whether one likes it or not agriculture will be considered as the primary source of income,
E. Whether one likes it or not! agriculture will be considered as the primary source of income,
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However one likes it or not; agriculture will be considered as the primary source of income, even if other manufacturing activities proliferate.

A. However one likes it or not; agriculture will be considered as the primary source of income, - use of however is incorrect; also use of semi-colon is incorrect

B. However, one likes it or not agriculture will be considered as the primary source of income - use of however is incorrect[b]

C. Whether one likes it or not, agriculture will be considered as the primary source of income, [b]- use of comma before agriculture makes more sense here; it refers to agriculture

D. Whether one likes it or not agriculture will be considered as the primary source of income, - C is a better choice

E. Whether one likes it or not! agriculture will be considered as the primary source of income, - the exclamation is unnecessary and not a complete sentence
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Re: Around the World in 80 Questions (Day 9): However one likes it or not [#permalink]
2/3 split
whether is correct over however
eliminate A & B
C. Whether one likes it or not, agriculture will be considered as the primary source of income, use of , is not required as we are doing comparison
D. Whether one likes it or not agriculture will be considered as the primary source of income, correct option as no comma is required

E. Whether one likes it or not! agriculture will be considered as the primary source of income, exclaimation mark usage is not appropriate here

OPTION D is correct

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However one likes it or not; agriculture will be considered as the primary source of income, even if other manufacturing activities proliferate.

A. However one likes it or not; agriculture will be considered as the primary source of income,
B. However, one likes it or not agriculture will be considered as the primary source of income
C. Whether one likes it or not, agriculture will be considered as the primary source of income,
D. Whether one likes it or not agriculture will be considered as the primary source of income,
E. Whether one likes it or not! agriculture will be considered as the primary source of income,

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Whether one likes it or not is correct in place of however ones likes it or not.
And there should be a comma separating the two clauses i.e after 'whether one likes it or not'

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Whether is the most apt word, used for introducing an interrogative question/ statement.
As first part is introduction, Comma is required.
So option C is correct in my opinion.

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Bunuel wrote:
However one likes it or not; agriculture will be considered as the primary source of income, even if other manufacturing activities proliferate.

A. However one likes it or not; agriculture will be considered as the primary source of income,
B. However, one likes it or not agriculture will be considered as the primary source of income
C. Whether one likes it or not, agriculture will be considered as the primary source of income,
D. Whether one likes it or not agriculture will be considered as the primary source of income,
E. Whether one likes it or not! agriculture will be considered as the primary source of income,

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Whether or not is generally considered redundant, however every option has that. We cannot eliminate on the basis of that.

A. However one likes it or not; agriculture will be considered as the primary source of income,

Incorrect sentence structure. We need to have independent clause before semicolons. Eliminate.

B. However, one likes it or not agriculture will be considered as the primary source of income

Sentence is illogical. We need a comma after however. Eliminate.

C. Whether one likes it or not, agriculture will be considered as the primary source of income,

Correct.

D. Whether one likes it or not agriculture will be considered as the primary source of income,

We need a comma after whether. Eliminate.

E. Whether one likes it or not! agriculture will be considered as the primary source of income,

We don't need an interjection here. Eliminate.

IMO C
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However one likes it or not; agriculture will be considered as the primary source of income, even if other manufacturing activities proliferate.

A. However one likes it or not; agriculture will be considered as the primary source of income,
B. However, one likes it or not agriculture will be considered as the primary source of income
C. Whether one likes it or not, agriculture will be considered as the primary source of income,
D. Whether one likes it or not agriculture will be considered as the primary source of income,
E. Whether one likes it or not! agriculture will be considered as the primary source of income,

Explanation:
(A) Whether is used for choice. OUT.
(B) Same as (A). OUT.
(C) Correctly conveys the intended meaning without any punctuation error. CORRECT.
(D) No punctuation after not. OUT.
(E) Exclamation mark is not apt here. OUT.

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Statement A uses However to begin a sentence and to address a clause pertaining to the possibility of liking something. It uses a semicolon to start another clause which is not indepandant .This is incorrect.
Statement B uses However again which is incorrect.
Statement C uses Whether which is the correct way to begin a sentence and to address a clause pertaining to the possibility of something. Hence correct
Statement D does not use a comma to separate 2 clauses hence incorrect
Statement E uses an exclamation mark which is used incorrectly here.
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Bunuel wrote:
However one likes it or not; agriculture will be considered as the primary source of income, even if other manufacturing activities proliferate.

A. However one likes it or not; agriculture will be considered as the primary source of income,
B. However, one likes it or not agriculture will be considered as the primary source of income
C. Whether one likes it or not, agriculture will be considered as the primary source of income,
D. Whether one likes it or not agriculture will be considered as the primary source of income,
E. Whether one likes it or not! agriculture will be considered as the primary source of income,

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A. However one likes it or not; agriculture will be considered as the primary source of income, -However is wrong, there is no need for contrast
B. However, one likes it or not agriculture will be considered as the primary source of income -Same as A
C. Whether one likes it or not, agriculture will be considered as the primary source of income, -CORRECT
D. Whether one likes it or not agriculture will be considered as the primary source of income, -Comma is missing
E. Whether one likes it or not! agriculture will be considered as the primary source of income, -Wrong use of exclamatory mark

C
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However one likes it or not; agriculture will be considered as the primary source of income,[/u] even if other manufacturing activities proliferate.

Error #1: Between However and Whether, latter should be used as likes it or not is providing two possible conditions. So use of whether is more appropriate here.

A. However one likes it or not; agriculture will be considered as the primary source of income,: Error #1
B. However, one likes it or not agriculture will be considered as the primary source of income: Error #1
C. Whether one likes it or not, agriculture will be considered as the primary source of income,: Correct, no grammatical error and conveys the meaning.
D. Whether one likes it or not agriculture will be considered as the primary source of income,: Run-on sentence, comma required after not
E. Whether one likes it or not! agriculture will be considered as the primary source of income,: No strong emotions at display so exclamation mark is not needed.

IMO C.
Bunuel wrote:
However one likes it or not; agriculture will be considered as the primary source of income, even if other manufacturing activities proliferate.

A. However one likes it or not; agriculture will be considered as the primary source of income,
B. However, one likes it or not agriculture will be considered as the primary source of income
C. Whether one likes it or not, agriculture will be considered as the primary source of income,
D. Whether one likes it or not agriculture will be considered as the primary source of income,
E. Whether one likes it or not! agriculture will be considered as the primary source of income,

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However one likes it or not; agriculture will be considered as the primary source of income, even if other manufacturing activities proliferate.

A. However one likes it or not; agriculture will be considered as the primary source of income,
usage of ; is not required. Also sentence with however makes it incomplete sentence

B. However, one likes it or not agriculture will be considered as the primary source of income
comma after however and one likes it or not agriculture will be considered as primary source of income has got meaning error.

C. Whether one likes it or not, agriculture will be considered as the primary source of income,
Looks good. Meaning wise agriculture will be considered as primary source of income

D. Whether one likes it or not agriculture will be considered as the primary source of income,
Absence of comma after not brings meaning error

E. Whether one likes it or not! agriculture will be considered as the primary source of income,
exclamatory mark after not is not required .
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we need a comma before agriculture
we need whether and not however

A) ; is wrong
B) run-on sentence
C) correct
D) run-on sentence
E) Exclamation is wrong
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