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# Even though its per capita food supply hardly increased

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283. Even though its per capita food supply hardly increased during two decades, stringent rationing and planned distribution have allowed the People’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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06 Jan 2008, 22:20
A.Haung wrote:
283. Even though its per capita food supply hardly increased during two decades, stringent rationing and planned distribution have allowed the People’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

C: awkward.
D: being adds nothing
E: awkward

A and B: I say B.

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07 Jan 2008, 01:39
A.Haung wrote:
283. Even though its per capita food supply hardly increased during two decades, stringent rationing and planned distribution have allowed the People’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

we need 'increased' to have correct ||ism w/ 'have allowed'. Eliminate C D E

It's hard to pick b/w A & B since the only difference is that A uses 'during' and B uses 'in'. I believe 'in' is better. I choose B.

What's the OA?

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07 Jan 2008, 03:11
B it is...

A : Use of past tense when perfect is needed
B CORRECT
C increasing over : wrong
D use of being
E whose per capita income??? no possessive pronoun/noun..

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