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# Even though its per capita food supply hardly increased

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Even though its per capita food supply hardly increased during two decades, stringent rationing and planned distribution have allowed the Peopleâ€™s Republic of China to ensure nutritional levels of 2,000 calories per person per day for its population.

(A) Even though its per capita food supply hardly increased during
(B) Even though its per capita food supply has hardly increased in
(C) Despite its per capita food supply hardly increasing over
(D) Despite there being hardly any increase in its per capita food supply during
(E) Although there is hardly any increase in per capita food supply for

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27 Jun 2006, 20:08
Picking B.
Even though its per capita food supply has hardly increased in two decades, stringent rationing and planned distribution have allowed the Peopleâ€™s Republic of China to ensure nutritional levels of 2,000 calories per person per day for its population.
'Even though' sounds more appropriate to give stress on something.

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27 Jun 2006, 20:15
Straight E.

If we keep any of A,B,C and D, we need People Republic of China after "....two decades,"
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27 Jun 2006, 20:29
ps_dahiya wrote:
Straight E.

If we keep any of A,B,C and D, we need People Republic of China after "....two decades,"

After a careful look I change my answer to B. We need ||ism.
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27 Jun 2006, 20:37
ps_dahiya wrote:
ps_dahiya wrote:
Straight E.

If we keep any of A,B,C and D, we need People Republic of China after "....two decades,"

After a careful look I change my answer to B. We need ||ism.

Real nice trap, I read it quick and did not even consider A through D
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27 Jun 2006, 20:38
shahnandan wrote:
Even though its per capita food supply hardly increased during two decades, stringent rationing and planned distribution have allowed the Peopleâ€™s Republic of China to ensure nutritional levels of 2,000 calories per person per day for its population.

(A) Even though its per capita food supply hardly increased during
(B) Even though its per capita food supply has hardly increased in
(C) Despite its per capita food supply hardly increasing over
(D) Despite there being hardly any increase in its per capita food supply during
(E) Although there is hardly any increase in per capita food supply for

go for B.

(B) Good
(C) Despite food supply (X) ==> Despite little increase
(D) Awkward
(E) is (X) tense is wrong
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27 Jun 2006, 21:02
Nice trap.

B should be it. Maintains ||ism and tense usage

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27 Jun 2006, 21:56
the OA is B.

will be great if someone can explain the parallelism in B.

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27 Jun 2006, 22:13
shahnandan wrote:
Even though its per capita food supply hardly increased during two decades, stringent rationing and planned distribution have allowed the Peopleâ€™s Republic of China to ensure nutritional levels of 2,000 calories per person per day for its population.

(A) Even though its per capita food supply hardly increased during
(B) Even though its per capita food supply has hardly increased in
(C) Despite its per capita food supply hardly increasing over
(D) Despite there being hardly any increase in its per capita food supply during
(E) Although there is hardly any increase in per capita food supply for

It cant be E as the modifier needs to come after the comma or else the subject needs to come before the comma which is not satisfied.
Among A,B,C and D choose B as it should be hardly increased in two decades.

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