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Despite the growing number of people who purchase plane tickets online, airline executives are convinced that, just as one-third of bank customers still prefer human tellers to automatic teller machine, many travelers will still use travel agents.

(A) growing number of people who purchase plane tickets online, airline executives are convinced that, just as one-third of bank customers still prefer human tellers to automatic teller machines, many travelers will

(B) growing number of people who purchase plane tickets online, airline executives are convinced, just as one-third of bank customers still prefer human tellers to automatic teller machines, that many travelers would

(C) growing number of people purchasing plane tickets online, airline executives are convinced, just as one-third of bank customers still prefer human tellers as compared to automatic teller machines, many travelers will

(D) fact that the number of people purchasing plane tickets online is growing, airline execituves are convinced, just as one-third of bank customers still prefer human tellers as compared to automatic teller machines, that many travelers would

(E) fact that the number of people who purchase plane tickets online are growing, airline executives are convinced that, just as one-third of bank customers still prefer human tellers compared with automatic teller machines, many travelers would
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02 Apr 2009, 21:03
pmal04 wrote:
Despite the growing number of people who purchase plane tickets online, airline executives are convinced that, just as one-third of bank customers still prefer human tellers to automatic teller machines, many travelers will still use travel agents.
o gowing number of people who purchase plane tickets online, airline executives e convinced that, just as one-third of bsik customers still prefer hummn tellers to itomatic teller machines, many travelers will
o gowing number of people who purchase plare tickets online, airline executives e convinced, Just as one-hhird of bank customers still prefer human tellers to automatic teller machines, hhat many travelers
would
o gowing number of people pu-chasing plane tickets online, airline executives are convinced, Just as one-third of bank customers still prefer human tellers as compxed to automatic teller machines, many
travelers will
o fact that the number of people purchasing plane tickets online is growing, airline executives are convinced, Just as one-third of bank customers still prefer human tellers as compa’ed to automatic teller machines,
that many travelers would
o fact that the number of people who purchase plane tickets online e growing, airline executives e convinced that, just as one-third of bak customers still prefer human tellers compared with utomatic teller
machines, many travelers would

Use MGMAT's split and resplit method. convinced that is better than the ones without that. So eliminate B, C, D.
growing number of is better than the fact that the number of. So eliminate D, and E
Answer A is left to be correct choice.
By the way, C, D, and E can also be eliminate with the use of compare to and compare with.
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02 Apr 2009, 22:45
A for me too
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Hi eileen1017,
Could you please explain what is 'MGMAT's split and resplit method' ?
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Despite the growing number of people who purchase plane tickets online, airline
executives are convinced that, just as one-third of bank customers still prefer human
tellers to automatic teller machines, many travelers will
still use travel agents.
A. growing number of people who purchase plane tickets online, airline executives
are convinced that, just as one-third of bank customers still prefer human tellers to
automatic teller machines, many travelers will
B. growing number of people who purchase plane tickets online, airline executives
are convinced, just as one-third of bank customers still prefer human tellers to
automatic teller machines, that many travelers would
C. growing number of people purchasing plane tickets online, airline executives are
convinced, just as one-third of bank customers still prefer human tellers as
compared to automatic teller machines, many travelers will
D. fact that the number of people purchasing plane tickets online is growing, airline
executives are convinced, just as one-third of bank customers still prefer human
tellers as compared to automatic teller machines, that many travelers would
E. fact that the number of people who purchase plane tickets online are growing,
airline executives are convinced that, just as one-third of bank customers still
prefer human tellers compared with automatic teller machines, many travelers
would
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Despite and In Spite of are used for phrases; those fragment sentences in which there is not a verb. Despite and "In spite of" show contrast.
"Although" is similar, but it is used in clauses (in this type of fragment, there is a verb. Example: Although I loved her, I had to leaver her).

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Despite "something" .... that "happened"..

If the construction is like above you can use Despite..
A is the answer IMO.
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B. growing number of people who purchase plane tickets online, airline executives are convinced, just as one-third of bank customers still prefer human tellers to automatic teller machines, that many travelers would (misplaced)
C. growing number of people purchasing plane tickets online, airline executives are convinced, just as one-third of bank customers still prefer human tellers as compared to automatic teller machines, many travelers will (AKWARD and meaning is changed)
D. fact that the number of people purchasing plane tickets online is growing, airline executives are convinced, just as one-third of bank customers still prefer human tellers as compared to automatic teller machines, that many travelers would 9misplaced)
E. fact that the number of people who purchase plane tickets online are growing, airline executives convinced that, just as one-third of bank customers still prefer human tellers compared with automatic teller machines, many travelers that
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30 Aug 2010, 03:36
is "prefer human tellers compared with automatic teller machines" correct?
I picked 'A' based on idiom "prefer human tellers to automatic teller machines"
Please let me know if my approacy is incorrect.
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17 Sep 2010, 16:58
but in choice A just as ....so ,should be idiom but it is not the case , can any one explain.
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17 Sep 2010, 17:04
this sentence is too convoluted already! not clear on how to narrow down the choices.....
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A is correct ,however other choices are confusing.

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pmal04 wrote:
Despite the growing number of people who purchase plane tickets online, airline executives are convinced that, just as one-third of bank customers still prefer human tellers to automatic teller machines, many travelers will still use travel agents.
o gowing number of people who purchase plane tickets online, airline executives e convinced that, just as one-third of bsik customers still prefer hummn tellers to itomatic teller machines, many travelers will
o gowing number of people who purchase plare tickets online, airline executives e convinced, Just as one-hhird of bank customers still prefer human tellers to automatic teller machines, hhat many travelers
would
o gowing number of people pu-chasing plane tickets online, airline executives are convinced, Just as one-third of bank customers still prefer human tellers as compxed to automatic teller machines, many
travelers will
o fact that the number of people purchasing plane tickets online is growing, airline executives are convinced, Just as one-third of bank customers still prefer human tellers as compa’ed to automatic teller machines,
that many travelers would
o fact that the number of people who purchase plane tickets online e growing, airline executives e convinced that, just as one-third of bak customers still prefer human tellers compared with utomatic teller
machines, many travelers would

I think option A, just because "airline executives are convinced that, just as one-third..." should be the right approach. Option E also has "THAT" but its usage of "compared with" is wrong.
Please correct me if I am wrong.
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wow, heard of spell check?

fully of typos... horrible to read.

A: that ... will is probably the best construction
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Despite the growing number of people who purchase plane tickets online, airline executives are convinced that, just as one-third of bank customers still prefer human tellers to automatic teller machines, many travelers will still use travel agents.

a) gowing number of people who purchase plane tickets online, airline executives e convinced that, just as one-third of bsik customers still prefer hummn tellers to itomatic teller machines, many travelers will

b) gowing number of people who purchase plare tickets online, airline executives e convinced, Just as one-hhird of bank customers still prefer human tellers to automatic teller machines, hhat many travelers would

c) gowing number of people pu-chasing plane tickets online, airline executives are convinced, Just as one-third of bank customers still prefer human tellers as compared to automatic teller machines, many travelers will

d) fact that the number of people purchasing plane tickets online is growing, airline executives are convinced, Just as one-third of bank customers still prefer human tellers as compared to automatic teller machines, that many travelers would

e) fact that the number of people who purchase plane tickets online e growing, airline executives e convinced that, just as one-third of bak customers still prefer human tellers compared with utomatic teller machines, many travelers would
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The first aberration is the use of the phrase the fact, considered crispless in contemporary writing . So D and E are out. The second clue is that we do require the connecting conjunction ‘that’ to be in place after the word ‘convinced’. ‘Convinced that’ brings out the succeeding factor wholly to merge with the text. Only A uses ‘that’. So B and C are out, leaving A as the right choice.

It will be prudent not to get into the nuance of using ‘compared with’ and ‘compared to’, which is not being tested here; please note the right choice uses neither. IMO, neither ‘compared to’ nor ‘compared with’ is the decider in GMAT SC these days.
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A is concise and 'will' is correct
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The first aberration is the use of the phrase the fact, considered crispless in contemporary writing . So D and E are out.

what is the meaning of crispless??

moreover, please explain more about" Despite the fact" . Is it wrong in gmat?
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a) growing number of people who purchase plane tickets online, airline executives are convinced that, just as one-third of bank customers still prefer human tellers to automatic teller machines, many travelers will correct
b) growing number of people who purchase plane tickets online, airline executives are convinced, Just as one-third of bank customers still prefer human tellers to automatic teller machines, that many travelers would Just as....that construction is incorrect. that is required after convinced
c) growing number of people purchasing plane tickets online, airline executives are convinced, Just as one-third of bank customers still prefer human tellers as compared to automatic teller machines, many travelers will that is required after convinced
d) fact that the number of people purchasing plane tickets online is growing, airline executives are convinced, Just as one-third of bank customers still prefer human tellers as compared to automatic teller machines, Just as....that construction is incorrect. that is required after convinced
e) fact that the number of people who purchase plane tickets online are growing, airline executives e convinced that, just as one-third of bak customers still prefer human tellers compared with automatic teller machines, many travelers would subject verb agreement - the number of people...are
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The first aberration is the use of the phrase the fact, considered crispless in contemporary writing . So D and E are out.

Daagh - can you please elaborate why use of "the fact" is incorrect here ? is it always incorrect? can this be used as a thumb rule to eliminate options ?

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