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# Distinguished architecture requires the expenditure of large

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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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01 Jul 2009, 12:06
I will go for D

In C, money in large sums is not parallel with 'of large sums of money' in the intial part pf sentence.

Also in C, I think it should be 'there is no certainty of'. Can someone please enlighten me on this?
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02 Jul 2009, 04:15
sudeep wrote:
I will go for D

In C, money in large sums is not parallel with 'of large sums of money' in the intial part pf sentence.

Also in C, I think it should be 'there is no certainty of'. Can someone please enlighten me on this?

what is "it" in D referring to ???

IMO C
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02 Jul 2009, 05:04
IMO - D because -

expenditure of large sums of money is a better expression than expenditure of money in large sums.

imanonymoususer wrote:
sudeep wrote:
I will go for D

In C, money in large sums is not parallel with 'of large sums of money' in the intial part pf sentence.

Also in C, I think it should be 'there is no certainty of'. Can someone please enlighten me on this?

what is "it" in D referring to ???

IMO C

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02 Jul 2009, 05:50
IMO - D because -

expenditure of large sums of money is a better expression than expenditure of money in large sums.

imanonymoususer wrote:
sudeep wrote:
I will go for D

In C, money in large sums is not parallel with 'of large sums of money' in the intial part pf sentence.

Also in C, I think it should be 'there is no certainty of'. Can someone please enlighten me on this?

what is "it" in D referring to ???

IMO C

I don't think so...
D still has a major flaw of not having any antecedent of "it"
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02 Jul 2009, 06:45
sanoasis wrote:
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

can eliminate A, B and E .... but it is confusing between C and D.

D makes more sense and correct. but i think here 'it' is pseudo subject?? not referring to any precedent nouns?
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03 Jul 2009, 12:54
Shouldn't it be "money WILL produce"....?

I picked B only for this reason. There is no other flaw in B either.

simplifying the long sentence:

A requires B, even though it is not certain that B produces A................ as in D
A requires B, even if it is not certain that B will produce A.................. as in B

we are talking about a future possibility, "will produce" should be used instead of "produced"

Can someone explain why B is wrong?
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03 Jul 2009, 23:29
rashminet84 wrote:
Shouldn't it be "money WILL produce"....?
I picked B only for this reason. There is no other flaw in B either.
simplifying the long sentence:

A requires B, even though it is not certain that B produces A................ as in D
A requires B, even if it is not certain that B will produce A.................. as in B

we are talking about a future possibility, "will produce" should be used instead of "produced"
Can someone explain why B is wrong?

I agree with B because: The words that create difference are 'even if' and 'even though'
'Even if' indicates a possible outcome.
e.g. I am going for a picnic even if it is raining
'Even though' indicates a definite outcome.
e.g. I am going for a picnic, even though it is raining.

According to the first part of the sentence, 'Distinguished architecture requires the expenditure of large sums of money...'
it is a certainty, but according to the second sentence, we are not certain whether expenditure of large sums of money would make distinguished architecture.
Therefore, '...even if it is by no means certain that the expenditure of large sums of money will produce distinguished architecture.
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