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Doctors still know little about how the Listeria bacterium

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Doctors still know little about how the Listeria bacterium [#permalink]

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Doctors still know little about how the Listeria bacterium is spread and why the disease it causes, listeriosis, afflicts some people in a contaminated area though it spares many others.

(A) though it spares
(B) where it spares
(C) despite sparing
(D) when sparing
(E) while sparing

Whats the difference between (C) and (E)

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New post 30 Jun 2009, 08:51
'Despite' should be at the start so C is out.
E is perfect.

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New post 01 Jul 2009, 12:01
here 'while' implies the two actions are happening at the same time, and is needed in this scenario.
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