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For all their usefulness in facilitating comparisons between cities of different sizes, per-capita statistics, especially crime rates, often shine an unfairly harsh light on small towns, in which a single incident can cause such figures to skyrocket.

(A) For all their usefulness in facilitating comparisons between cities of different sizes, per-capita statistics, especially crime rates, often

(B) Despite they are useful in facilitating comparisons between differently sized cities, per-capita statistics, and especially crime rates, often

(C) Because they are quite useful in facilitating comparisons between different sized cities, per-capita statistics, especially crime rates, can often

(D) Quite useful when facilitating comparisons between differently sized cities, per-capita statistics, and especially crime rates, which frequently

(E) For their usefulness in facilitating comparisons between different sized cities, per-capita statistics, especially crime rates, frequently
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For all their usefulness in facilitating comparisons between cities of different sizes, per-capita statistics, especially crime rates, often shine an unfairly harsh light on small towns, in which a single incident can cause such figures to skyrocket.

(A) For all their usefulness in facilitating comparisons between cities of different sizes, per-capita statistics, especially crime rates, often

(B) Despite they are useful in facilitating comparisons between differently sized cities, per-capita statistics, and especially crime rates, often

(C) Because they are quite useful in facilitating comparisons between different sized cities, per-capita statistics, especially crime rates, can often

(D) Quite useful when facilitating comparisons between differently sized cities, per-capita statistics, and especially crime rates, which frequently

(E) For their usefulness in facilitating comparisons between different sized cities, per-capita statistics, especially crime rates, frequently



some points first..
1) FOR ALL ......., this introduces contrast and correctly does its job here in A
2) FOR......, this acts as somewhat similar to because.
3) Despite is a preposition and requires to followed by noun/phrase etc and not a clause

(A) For all their usefulness in facilitating comparisons between cities of different sizes, per-capita statistics, especially crime rates, often
correct... the second part is in contrast to the usefulness shown in first part. THEIR correctly refers to per-capita statistics

(B) Despite they are useful in facilitating comparisons between differently sized cities, per-capita statistics, and especially crime rates, often
Despite is followed by a clause. usage of AND is wrong - crime rates is a part of statistics and not a parallel item

(C) Because they are quite useful in facilitating comparisons between different sized cities, per-capita statistics, especially crime rates, can often
Contrast is missing. different should be adverb differently and CAN changes the meaning

(D) Quite useful when facilitating comparisons between differently sized cities, per-capita statistics, and especially crime rates, which frequently
wrong usage of AND and WHICH. contrast missing

(E) For their usefulness in facilitating comparisons between different sized cities, per-capita statistics, especially crime rates, frequentl
use of for is discussed above

A
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hazelnut wrote:
For all their usefulness in facilitating comparisons between cities of different sizes, per-capita statistics, especially crime rates, often shine an unfairly harsh light on small towns, in which a single incident can cause such figures to skyrocket.

(A) For all their usefulness in facilitating comparisons between cities of different sizes, per-capita statistics, especially crime rates, often

(B) Despite they are useful in facilitating comparisons between differently sized cities, per-capita statistics, and especially crime rates, often

(C) Because they are quite useful in facilitating comparisons between different sized cities, per-capita statistics, especially crime rates, can often

(D) Quite useful when facilitating comparisons between differently sized cities, per-capita statistics, and especially crime rates, which frequently

(E) For their usefulness in facilitating comparisons between different sized cities, per-capita statistics, especially crime rates, frequently



some points first..
1) FOR ALL ......., this introduces contrast and correctly does its job here in A
2) FOR......, this acts as somewhat similar to because.
3) Despite is a preposition and requires to followed by noun/phrase etc and not a clause

(A) For all their usefulness in facilitating comparisons between cities of different sizes, per-capita statistics, especially crime rates, often
correct... the second part is in contrast to the usefulness shown in first part. THEIR correctly refers to per-capita statistics

(B) Despite they are useful in facilitating comparisons between differently sized cities, per-capita statistics, and especially crime rates, often
Despite is followed by a clause. usage of AND is wrong - crime rates is a part of statistics and not a parallel item

(C) Because they are quite useful in facilitating comparisons between different sized cities, per-capita statistics, especially crime rates, can often
Contrast is missing. different should be adverb differently and CAN changes the meaning

(D) Quite useful when facilitating comparisons between differently sized cities, per-capita statistics, and especially crime rates, which frequently
wrong usage of AND and WHICH. contrast missing

(E) For their usefulness in facilitating comparisons between different sized cities, per-capita statistics, especially crime rates, frequentl
use of for is discussed above

A



Don't u think the term BETWEEN is comparing two things and we need AND for it?
And Its comparing things of different cities not only 2....So question should have AMONG instead of between?


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chetan2u wrote:
hazelnut wrote:
For all their usefulness in facilitating comparisons between cities of different sizes, per-capita statistics, especially crime rates, often shine an unfairly harsh light on small towns, in which a single incident can cause such figures to skyrocket.

(A) For all their usefulness in facilitating comparisons between cities of different sizes, per-capita statistics, especially crime rates, often

(B) Despite they are useful in facilitating comparisons between differently sized cities, per-capita statistics, and especially crime rates, often

(C) Because they are quite useful in facilitating comparisons between different sized cities, per-capita statistics, especially crime rates, can often

(D) Quite useful when facilitating comparisons between differently sized cities, per-capita statistics, and especially crime rates, which frequently

(E) For their usefulness in facilitating comparisons between different sized cities, per-capita statistics, especially crime rates, frequently



some points first..
1) FOR ALL ......., this introduces contrast and correctly does its job here in A
2) FOR......, this acts as somewhat similar to because.
3) Despite is a preposition and requires to followed by noun/phrase etc and not a clause

(A) For all their usefulness in facilitating comparisons between cities of different sizes, per-capita statistics, especially crime rates, often
correct... the second part is in contrast to the usefulness shown in first part. THEIR correctly refers to per-capita statistics

(B) Despite they are useful in facilitating comparisons between differently sized cities, per-capita statistics, and especially crime rates, often
Despite is followed by a clause. usage of AND is wrong - crime rates is a part of statistics and not a parallel item

(C) Because they are quite useful in facilitating comparisons between different sized cities, per-capita statistics, especially crime rates, can often
Contrast is missing. different should be adverb differently and CAN changes the meaning

(D) Quite useful when facilitating comparisons between differently sized cities, per-capita statistics, and especially crime rates, which frequently
wrong usage of AND and WHICH. contrast missing

(E) For their usefulness in facilitating comparisons between different sized cities, per-capita statistics, especially crime rates, frequentl
use of for is discussed above

A



Don't u think the term BETWEEN is comparing two things and we need AND for it?
And Its comparing things of different cities not only 2....So question should have AMONG instead of between?


abhimahna ?


hi...

comparisons between cities of different sizes, per-capita statistics could easily mean comparing two cities of different sizes at one time..

another example..
UEFA cup is played among countries of europe.. here you mean all countries participating
matches in UEFA championship is played between different countries of europe... here it means a match is played between two different countries of europe
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For all their usefulness in facilitating comparisons between cities of different sizes, per-capita statistics, especially crime rates, often shine an unfairly harsh light on small towns, in which a single incident can cause such figures to skyrocket.

(A) For all their usefulness in facilitating comparisons between cities of different sizes, per-capita statistics, especially crime rates, often -Correct

(B) Despite they are useful in facilitating comparisons between differently sized cities, per-capita statistics, and especially crime rates, often -"and" is wrongly used

(C) Because they are quite useful in facilitating comparisons between different sized cities, per-capita statistics, especially crime rates, can often -we need to depict contrast; thus, usage of because is incorrect

(D) Quite useful when facilitating comparisons between differently sized cities, per-capita statistics, and especially crime rates, which frequently -not a sentence

(E) For their usefulness in facilitating comparisons between different sized cities, per-capita statistics, especially crime rates, frequently -
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I still don't understand why option C is wrong? Any other explanations ?

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I still don't understand why option C is wrong? Any other explanations ?


Two problems:

1. C expresses a reason whereas the original sentence expresses a concession.
2. cities of different sizes is preferable to different sized cities.
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