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Even though the law mandates that all passengers in a vehicle wear a seat belt, still approximately 20% of the population refrains from doing so.

A. Even though the law mandates that all passengers in a vehicle wear a seat belt, still approximately

B. Even though the law mandates that every passenger in a vehicle wears a seat belt, approximately

C. The law mandates that all passengers in a vehicle wear a seat belt, still approximately

D. The law mandates that all passengers in a vehicle will wear a seat belt, yet around

E. Even though the law mandates that every passenger in a vehicle is wearing a seat belt, approximately
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20 Jul 2018, 00:21
Hi expert,

It's right that we need to use subjunctive mood, but why A is wrong?

Should we not use "Even though". I got stumped there.
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Updated on: 20 Jul 2018, 00:49
None of the choices seem correct. C can't be the correct answer as 2 independent clauses are joined without FANBOYS.
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Originally posted by sdlife on 20 Jul 2018, 00:22.
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Updated on: 20 Jul 2018, 00:31
A. Even though the law mandates that all passengers in a vehicle wear a seat belt, still approximately

"Still" is repetitive INCORRECT
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B. Even though the law mandates that every passenger in a vehicle wears a seat belt, approximately

Subjunctive mood and wears doesn't match. INCORRECT.
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C. The law mandates that all passengers in a vehicle wear a seat belt, still approximately

Correct form of verb for subjunctive mood. CORRECT
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D. The law mandates that all passengers in a vehicle will wear a seat belt, yet around

wrong verb tense "will wear a seat belt" INCORRECT
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E. Even though the law mandates that every passenger in a vehicle is wearing a seat belt, approximately

wrong verb tense. INCORRECT
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Hence option C
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20 Jul 2018, 00:28
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anuj04 wrote:
Hi expert,

It's right that we need to use subjunctive mood, but why A is wrong?

Should we not use "Even though". I got stumped there.

Using "Even though" and "still" seems to be repetitive.
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20 Jul 2018, 00:34
sdlife wrote:
The OA is wrong here. C can't be the correct answer as 2 independent clauses are joined without FANBOYS.

Hi,

The clause starting from "still" is not an independent clause. It's a dependent clause. You cannot have complete thought with "still approximately 20% of the population refrains from doing so".
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20 Jul 2018, 00:40
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Even though the law mandates that all passengers in a vehicle wear a seat belt, still approximately 20% of the population refrains from doing so.

A. Even though the law mandates that all passengers in a vehicle wear a seat belt, still approximately

B. Even though the law mandates that every passenger in a vehicle wears a seat belt, approximately

C. The law mandates that all passengers in a vehicle wear a seat belt, still approximately

D. The law mandates that all passengers in a vehicle will wear a seat belt, yet around

E. Even though the law mandates that every passenger in a vehicle is wearing a seat belt, approximately

It's C.

A - Incorrect. One sentence can't have two contrasts. They cancel each other and change the intended meaning.

B - Subject - Verb agreement error.

C - Correct. Removes the redundancy of contrast.

D - Incorrect. Mandate and will should not come together

E - Incorrect. Changes the tense.

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sdlife wrote:
The OA is wrong here. C can't be the correct answer as 2 independent clauses are joined without FANBOYS.

Hi,

The clause starting from "still" is not an independent clause. It's a dependent clause. You cannot have complete thought with "still approximately 20% of the population refrains from doing so".

I disagree. A dependent clause is one that has a subordinate conjunction, a subject, a verb and do not have a complete thought. A DC cannot stand on its own. While an independent clause only has a subject and a verb. Phrases lack subject and verb, and therefore also do not have a complete thought.

"still approximately 20% of the population refrains from doing so" -- is an independent clause because there is no subordinate conjunction such as although, because, even though, etc.. It does have a complete thought, a subject (20% of the pop) and a verb (refrains).

C could be correct if the comma before 'still' is replaced by a semicolon. That way the 2 independent clauses can be joined.

The above is my understanding. The best advice that I received a while back is - stay away from non-official verbal questions.
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21 Jul 2018, 19:55
sdlife wrote:
anuj04 wrote:
sdlife wrote:
The OA is wrong here. C can't be the correct answer as 2 independent clauses are joined without FANBOYS.

Hi,

The clause starting from "still" is not an independent clause. It's a dependent clause. You cannot have complete thought with "still approximately 20% of the population refrains from doing so".

I disagree. A dependent clause is one that has a subordinate conjunction, a subject, a verb and do not have a complete thought. A DC cannot stand on its own. While an independent clause only has a subject and a verb. Phrases lack subject and verb, and therefore also do not have a complete thought.

"still approximately 20% of the population refrains from doing so" -- is an independent clause because there is no subordinate conjunction such as although, because, even though, etc.. It does have a complete thought, a subject (20% of the pop) and a verb (refrains).

C could be correct if the comma before 'still' is replaced by a semicolon. That way the 2 independent clauses can be joined.

The above is my understanding. The best advice that I received a while back is - stay away from non-official verbal questions.

You may disagree, but clause starting from “still” is indeed not an independent clause.. it’s not a complete thought.
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