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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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01 Aug 2009, 10:41
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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

Can someone explain the answer as well. Thanks.

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03 Aug 2009, 15:42
OA is C.

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03 Aug 2009, 18:28
chalven 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

Can someone explain the answer as well. Thanks.

you need a verb in the last part (dependent clause) to make it a clause. so A , B and E are out.

between C and D, D uses 'although' and 'may' , which is redundant.

C wins.

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09 Aug 2009, 01:43
ugimba wrote:
chalven 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

Can someone explain the answer as well. Thanks.

you need a verb in the last part (dependent clause) to make it a clause. so A , B and E are out.

between C and D, D uses 'although' and 'may' , which is redundant.

C wins.

Agree with C

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24 Aug 2009, 13:32
ugimba wrote:
chalven 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

Can someone explain the answer as well. Thanks.

you need a verb in the last part (dependent clause) to make it a clause. so A , B and E are out.

between C and D, D uses 'although' and 'may' , which is redundant.

C wins.

In B, isn't being the verb? Please explain.

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19 Jun 2010, 05:38
In C, "they" is referring to what?
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02 Jul 2010, 07:43
i narrowed to (B) and (C) but picked (B).

and 'they" in C correctly refers to consumers because consumers are free of damage claims and moving violations.

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02 Jul 2010, 10:53
I narrowed down to A and C...
any other explanations why we choose C over A apart from the one already mentioned .. not clear still why we need a verb to complete the statement after the comma .. am i missing a concept?

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

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07 Nov 2011, 10:12
Between A and C, C is a better choice because even if is a conjunction and therefore needs to make the second phrase a clause by introducing a subject and a verb which would be they are in this case.

Therefore, C > A.
D is not correct because it changes the meaning.

in C "they" refers to the consumers.

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Re: For most consumers, the price of automobile insurance   [#permalink] 07 Nov 2011, 10:12
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