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# Distinguished architecture requires the expenditure of large

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23 Jan 2006, 22:31
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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
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23 Jan 2006, 22:54
I vote for C.

for
-correct use of eventhough for contrast
-correct verb produces
-simple tense

A/B - "expenditure of large sums of money" is singular. Hence "produce" is the wrong verb.
D - wordy
E - wrong -ing form
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23 Jan 2006, 23:12
I go with B here.

The tense is right here, "will produce" correctly gives us the meaning that large expenditures on distinguished architecture might/might not produce good results.
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24 Jan 2006, 00:19
(A) even if it is by no means certain that the expenditure of large sums of money produce ==> "expenditure" takes singular "produces"

(B) even if it is by no means certain that the expenditure of large sums of money will produce ==> Same as A

(C) even though there is no certainty that the expenditure of money in large sums produces ==> Sounds passive with "expenditure of money in large sums"

(D) even though it is by no means certain that the expenditure of large sums of money produces ==> Correct

(E) though there is no certainty as to the expenditure of money in large sums producing ==> Wordy, incorrect -ing form
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24 Jan 2006, 00:47
Oops, lot of disagreements.

I go for "D".

Good analysis TeHCM
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24 Jan 2006, 02:32
Its between C and D because of singular "expenditure" and it must be D.

Giddi,

Why to change the words (as done in C) when there is no value addition to the original sentence. Right guys??
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24 Jan 2006, 03:07
ps_dahiya wrote:
Its between C and D because of singular "expenditure" and it must be D.

Giddi,

Why to change the words (as done in C) when there is no value addition to the original sentence. Right guys??

Thanks ps_dahiya for reminiding me that "if it ain't broken, don't fix it"!

Also TeHCM, how do you manage crack'em all and come up with such good explanation Thanks buddy!
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24 Jan 2006, 10:00
D.

In D "expenditure of large sums of money" is better than "expenditure of money in large sums" in C
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24 Jan 2006, 10:04
I thought "it" always needed to refer to an antecedent.. and in D.. "it" does not have one
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24 Jan 2006, 20:49
OA is D guys..
Good analysis THCM
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