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# For most consumers, the price of automobile insurance

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For most consumers, the price of automobile insurance [#permalink]

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For most consumers, the price of automobile insurance continues to rise annually, even if free of damage claims and moving violations.

A. even if

B. despite being

C. even if they are

D. although they may be

E. even if remaining

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23 Apr 2008, 06:20
C

bsd_lover wrote:
For most consumers, the price of automobile insurance continues to rise annually, even if free of damage claims and moving violations.

A. even if awkward

B. despite being despite does not require verb of being and is usually followed by a noun

C. even if they are they normally signals danger but here it can be used as it can only refer to the consumers

D. although they may be awkward

E. even if remaining
this one conveys that the autmobile insurance is free of damage clams and violations.
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23 Apr 2008, 08:34
bsd_lover wrote:
For most consumers, the price of automobile insurance continues to rise annually, even if free of damage claims and moving violations.

A. even if

B. despite being

C. even if they are

D. although they may be

E. even if remaining

C.

I first thought the "they" has no clear reference, but in this case, you actually need "they" - which refers back to consumers - to convey the meaning. Without it, the sentence is not complete as you are not sure what "free of damage claims and moving violations" is referring to. Eliminate A, B, E.
I didn't pick D because it changes the meaning of the original sentence by using "may be".
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23 Apr 2008, 09:18
I came down to b and c.Could anyone tell em whats wrong with b?
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23 Apr 2008, 10:00
Give me E.

I believe the sentence has to maintain its meaning...which says...even if they keep free of this...their cost still keeps rising.....if you use "even if they are" that misses the tone of sentence.

On second thoughts....

C

because in E "even if remaining" makes it ambigous whether "cost" is free of claims or "consumer is"
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23 Apr 2008, 12:10
bsd_lover wrote:
For most consumers, the price of automobile insurance continues to rise annually, even if free of damage claims and moving violations.

A. even if - Free of -- who is free of?

B. despite being - Keep it

C. even if they are - Keep it modifies consumers "They"

D. although they may be - "May be"

E. even if remaining
" remaining"

Between B and C - C has a clear referrant.
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01 Jan 2009, 11:41
bsd_lover wrote:
For most consumers, the price of automobile insurance continues to rise annually, even if free of damage claims and moving violations.

A. even if
B. despite being
C. even if they are
D. although they may be
E. even if remaining

Agree with C as "they" has a clear reference "consumers".
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01 Jan 2009, 14:12
I wonder what's the OA... I would stay with A
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01 Jan 2009, 19:49
linau1982 wrote:
I wonder what's the OA... I would stay with A

A is wrong because the sentence with out dependent clause will fall apart.

It comes down to C & D. D is wrong as it changes the meaning by using may be

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Re: SC - Consumers   [#permalink] 01 Jan 2009, 19:49
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