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# Even if of Even though

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20 Nov 2008, 14:23
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 was wondering what it's the difference between even though and even if????? and what could be the right answer

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20 Nov 2008, 14:36
D

Even though...
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21 Nov 2008, 15:13
Hi guys,

this is a tough one!

IMO C

I've discarded A, B and B because of "by no means", it sounds wordy to me. Between C and E, well, I think the sentence needs an even at the beginning

(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

OA and source?

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21 Nov 2008, 22:20
jugolo1 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

--- I was wondering what it's the difference between even though and even if????? and what could be the right answer

Another D.
A/B - verbs problem.
C - there is? where? nooo.
D - expenditure - produces .............correct.
E - there is? where?
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22 Nov 2008, 00:30
subject-verb agreement...expenditure needs "produces"..so A,B,E are out.
among C and D, C distorts meaning slightly. C seems to state definitively that there is no certainty...
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22 Nov 2008, 09:59
Hi all
Plz clarify one doubt i have
what is the verb problem in B??

BTW IMO D
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22 Nov 2008, 10:10
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22 Nov 2008, 11:43
IMO D.

expenditure is singular .... so produces ... A&B are out.
money is large sums is wordy .... large sums of money is right one .... C & E out
D seems good!
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23 Nov 2008, 15:03
IMO D.....

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

A, B and E are out because of missing subject vs verb form....between C and D...C misses the || ism "in large sums" instead of "of large sums"....therefore D
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23 Nov 2008, 15:14
I had actually fallen for C, for exactly the same reasons as JohnLewis.

But I am really impressed with the reasoning of Ron Purewal from the link above.
So yes its D.
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30 Nov 2008, 04:44
gameCode wrote:
I had actually fallen for C, for exactly the same reasons as JohnLewis.

But I am really impressed with the reasoning of Ron Purewal from the link above.
So yes its D.

Hello.
I think D is the best too. But I still have one more question regardidng (B), what the verb tense problem???

Thanks,
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30 Nov 2008, 16:45
B does not have a tense issue as it uses will produce as needed in a conditional sentence. THe problem is if is not needed to start with.

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