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Distinguished architecture requires the expenditure of large

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247. Distinguished architecture requires the expenditure of large sums of money, even if it is by no means certain that the expenditure of large sums of money produce distinguished architecture.

(A) even if it is by no means certain that the expenditure of large sums of money produce
(B) even if it is by no means certain that the expenditure of large sums of money will produce
(C) even though there is no certainty that the expenditure of money in large sums produces
(D) even though it is by no means certain that the expenditure of large sums of money produces
(E) though there is no certainty as to the expenditure of money in large sums producing


I chose D.

Original sentence is stating a fact , and hence the sentence must be mentioned in present tense.

It was hard to choose between B and D, but for above reason I opted D.
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Distinguished architecture requires the expenditure of large sums of money, even if it is by no means certain that the expenditure of large sums of money produce distinguished architecture.

(A) even if it is by no means certain that the expenditure of large sums of money produce
(B) even if it is by no means certain that the expenditure of large sums of money will produce
(C) even though there is no certainty that the expenditure of money in large sums produces
(D) even though it is by no means certain that the expenditure of large sums of money produces
(E) though there is no certainty as to the expenditure of money in large sums producing

I am not sure if i can post the question .But i am not able to find the discussion of this question elsewhere.
I am confused between B and D.


even if it is by no means certain that the expenditure of large sums of money produce distinguished architecture.

Expenditure is singular, Hence produces should be used.

A. wrong cause of above reason.
B. Changes the tense , hence meaning.
C. money in large sums is not equal to large sums of money.
Also, there has no reference over here.
D. Right ans.
E. though and as, two markers , wrong usage.
money in large sums is not equal to large sums of money
Usage of as results in 3rd clause which lacks verb.
Comparison is not parallel as sentence is getting compared to modifier.
There doesnt have logical reference
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247. Distinguished architecture requires the expenditure of large sums of money, even if it is by no means certain that the expenditure of large sums of money produce distinguished architecture.

(A) even if it is by no means certain that the expenditure of large sums of money produce
(B) even if it is by no means certain that the expenditure of large sums of money will produce
(C) even though there is no certainty that the expenditure of money in large sums produces
(D) even though it is by no means certain that the expenditure of large sums of money produces
(E) though there is no certainty as to the expenditure of money in large sums producing


This a very debatable question and has been discussed previously.

There is a very subtle difference in meaning between the options C and D.
The wording of C is too extreme in saying that there is no possibility
Choice D on the other hand keeps the usage of the original sentence intact and means it is not necessarily certain.
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247. Distinguished architecture requires the expenditure of large sums of money, even if it is by no means certain that the expenditure of large sums of money produce distinguished architecture.

(A) even if it is by no means certain that the expenditure of large sums of money produce
(B) even if it is by no means certain that the expenditure of large sums of money will produce
(C) even though there is no certainty that the expenditure of money in large sums produces
(D) even though it is by no means certain that the expenditure of large sums of money produces
(E) though there is no certainty as to the expenditure of money in large sums producing
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247. Distinguished architecture requires the expenditure of large sums of money, even if it is by no means certain that the expenditure of large sums of money produce distinguished architecture.

(A) even if it is by no means certain that the expenditure of large sums of money produce
(B) even if it is by no means certain that the expenditure of large sums of money will produce
(C) even though there is no certainty that the expenditure of money in large sums produces
(D) even though it is by no means certain that the expenditure of large sums of money produces
(E) though there is no certainty as to the expenditure of money in large sums producing


Hi everyone!! I understand the ambiguity pertaining to this question. Though, I would like to know something completely different for these types of answer choices.

The word 'There', in ans (C), and the word 'it', in ans (A,B,D,E), have what words as its antecedent?

Please help in this regard.
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New post 10 Mar 2019, 04:23
A and B are out, since the singular verb ‘expenditure’ needs a singular verb. E is a little too awkward, and ‘there is no certainty’ seems a little oddly phrased. So… I have some doubt but I am going to go with D. It is the most straightforward
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