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# Certain linguists theorize that though existing large variations

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Certain linguists theorize that though existing large variations in the thousands of languages, dialects, pidgins, and creoles spoken today by the world's six and a half billion people, the tongues all descended from a common root language.

A. though existing
B. with the presence of
C. although there exist
D. considering the
E. despite there exist

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E is a preposition meaning 'in spite of' and can only be followed by a noun or noun phrase but not by a clause as in E.
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Certain linguists theorize that though existing large variations in the thousands of languages, dialects, pidgins, and creoles spoken today by the world's six and a half billion people, the tongues all descended from a common root language.

A. though existing -- this is a fragment
B. with the presence of - the intended contrast is missing.
C. although there exist --correct choice
D. considering the --- the contrast missing
E. despite there exist ---despite, a preposition, cannot be followed by a clause

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Certain linguists theorize that though existing large variations in the thousands of languages, dialects, pidgins, and creoles spoken today by the world's six and a half billion people, the tongues all descended from a common root language.

A) though existing
B) with the presence of
C) although there exist
D) considering the
E) despite there exist
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Certain linguists theorize that though existing large variations in the thousands of languages, dialects, pidgins, and creoles spoken today by the world's six and a half billion people, the tongues all descended from a common root language.

A) though existing
B) with the presence of
C) although there exist
D) considering the
E) despite there exist

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Certain linguists theorize that though existing large variations in the thousands of languages, dialects, pidgins, and creoles spoken today by the world's six and a half billion people, the tongues all descended from a common root language.

A) though existing
B) with the presence of
C) although there exist
D) considering the
E) despite there exist

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