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# Federal investigators uncovered an embezzling scheme in the insurance

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Federal investigators uncovered an embezzling scheme in the insurance division, and that does even not account with the mysterious shortfalls in the finance division.

A. and that does even not account with
B. but even that does not account for
C. but that it does not even account with
D. and that even this scheme does not account for
E. but that this scheme does not account even for

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09 Jul 2018, 02:42
Bunuel wrote:
Federal investigators uncovered an embezzling scheme in the insurance division, and that does even not account with the mysterious shortfalls in the finance division.

A. and that does even not account with
B. but even that does not account for
C. but that it does not even account with
D. and that even this scheme does not account for
E. but that this scheme does not account even for

Following points..
1. Contrast:-
Two parts of the sentence are in contrast. Something has been unearthed . It dies not account for a small part even.
BUT is required and not AND

2. Account for:-
The correct idiom ... Account for can mean responsible for..

placement of EVEN
Even has to be place right before the scam ... And here it has been replaced by THAT, so even that ...... Is correct

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09 Jul 2018, 03:15
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Federal investigators uncovered an embezzling scheme in the insurance division, and that does even not account with the mysterious shortfalls in the finance division.

A. and that does even not account with
B. but even that does not account for
C. but that it does not even account with
D. and that even this scheme does not account for
E. but that this scheme does not account even for

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09 Jul 2018, 03:38
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+1 for B.

A. and that does even not account with --> Incorrect
B. but even that does not account for --> Correct idiom, 'but' shows the contrast
C. but that it does not even account with --> Incorrect
D. and that even this scheme does not account for --> Incorrect
E. but that this scheme does not account even for --> Incorrect

Hence, B.
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09 Jul 2018, 05:40
Federal investigators uncovered an embezzling scheme in the insurance division, and that does even not account with the mysterious shortfalls in the finance division.

A. and that does even not account with
B. but even that does not account for
C. but that it does not even account with
D. and that even this scheme does not account for
E. but that this scheme does not account even for

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22 Aug 2018, 01:46
Split #1: idiom with “account.” The correct idiom is account for: when we say “X accounts for Y,” we are saying that X explains Y or gives the reason for Y. That’s the meaning here. The construction “account with” is wrong, so choices (A) & (C) are incorrect.

Split #2: contrast. The first half of the sentence tells us that the Feds arrived and uncovered embezzling —that’s good! It means that crimes are being stopped. Then, the second half tells that that crimes are still going on. That’s a contrast, and we need the contrast word “but” at the beginning of the underlined section, so choices (A) & (D) are incorrect.

Split #3: placement of the word “even.” The word “even” connotes an extreme that defies expectation. Here, we would expect that the “embezzling scheme” uncovered by the Feds would “account for” the other missing funds, but contrary to expectation, it does not. Even though the “embezzling scheme” is a major discovery, presumably bigger than previous problems uncovered, it is not enough to solve all the problems. The word “even” needs to be in front of “scheme” or its representative, the pronoun, “that”. Choices (A) & (C) & (D) & (E) are incorrect.

The only correct answer that conveys the logic and the natural flow of words is choice (B), the best answer.
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