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However much Americans may complain that jury duty disrupts their lives and that the jury selection process can be long and tedious, most agree that there is no alternative to this procedure that would ensure the right of those charged with crimes to a jury of their peers.


(A) However much Americans may complain that

(B) Despite the complaints among Americans about the fact

(C) Although Americans complain

(D) Even though Americans may complain

(E) There are complaints among Americans that

Originally posted by snoor on 27 Jun 2008, 16:34.
Last edited by hazelnut on 10 Jul 2019, 21:59, edited 2 times in total.
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A. However much Americans may complain that
Seems correct. "that..that" correct parallelism.

B. Despite the complaints among Americans about the fact
Removing uncertainty wrong.

C. Although Americans complain
Removing uncertainty wrong.

D. Even though Americans may complain
Wrong use of "Even though"

E. There are complaints among Americans that
Removing uncertainty wrong.
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abhijit_sen wrote:
A. However much Americans may complain that
Seems correct. "that..that" correct parallelism.

B. Despite the complaints among Americans about the fact
Removing uncertainty wrong.

C. Although Americans complain
Removing uncertainty wrong.

D. Even though Americans may complain
Wrong use of "Even though"

E. There are complaints among Americans that
Removing uncertainty wrong.


Can you please explain why "even though" in D is incorrect?
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However much Americans may complain that jury duty disrupts their lives and that the jury selection process can be long and tedious, most agree that there is no alternative to this procedure that would ensure the right of those charged with crimes to a jury of their peers.

A. However much Americans may complain that

B. Despite the complaints among Americans about the fact

C. Although Americans complain

D. Even though Americans may complain

E. There are complaints among Americans that


Orginial sentence talks about uncertainy vs B,C,E talks about certainity

A and D remains.

A sounds better. and parallel in structure.
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snoor wrote:
However much Americans may complain that jury duty disrupts their lives and that the jury selection process can be long and tedious, most agree that there is no alternative to this procedure that would ensure the right of those charged with crimes to a jury of their peers.

A. However much Americans may complain that

B. Despite the complaints among Americans about the fact

C. Although Americans complain

D. Even though Americans may complain

E. There are complaints among Americans that


Orginial sentence talks about uncertainy vs B,C,E talks about certainity

A and D remains.

A sounds better. and parallel in structure.



D. Even though Americans [color=#BF0080]may complain [/color]

The "May" in D expresses uncertainity
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snoor wrote:
However much Americans may complain that jury duty disrupts their lives and that the jury selection process can be long and tedious, most agree that there is no alternative to this procedure that would ensure the right of those charged with crimes to a jury of their peers.

A. However much Americans may complain that

B. Despite the complaints among Americans about the fact

C. Although Americans complain

D. Even though Americans may complain

E. There are complaints among Americans that


Orginial sentence talks about uncertainy vs B,C,E talks about certainity

A and D remains.

A sounds better. and parallel in structure.


Hi Dont u think that we any ways need "that" after the underlined portion. (i mean i agree with what u say bout certainity and uncertainty)
so its just another reason for D to be eliminated, coz it does not contain "that" after the underlined portion.
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x2suresh wrote:
snoor wrote:
However much Americans may complain that jury duty disrupts their lives and that the jury selection process can be long and tedious, most agree that there is no alternative to this procedure that would ensure the right of those charged with crimes to a jury of their peers.

A. However much Americans may complain that

B. Despite the complaints among Americans about the fact

C. Although Americans complain

D. Even though Americans may complain

E. There are complaints among Americans that


Orginial sentence talks about uncertainy vs B,C,E talks about certainity

A and D remains.

A sounds better. and parallel in structure.


Hi Dont u think that we any ways need "that" after the underlined portion. (i mean i agree with what u say bout certainity and uncertainty)
so its just another reason for D to be eliminated, coz it does not contain "that" after the underlined portion.


Dhawan, I agree with you. Absence of "that" is a valid reason to eliminate D. The answer choice definetly does not represent uncertainity.

Even though Americans may complain that jury duty disrupts their lives and that the jury selection process can be long and tedious, most agree that there is no alternative to this procedure that would ensure the right of those charged with crimes to a jury of their
After carefully analysis of the structure of teh sentence I realised " that is used as a modifier and it lends a parrael structure -
that jury duty disrupts their lives and that the jury selection process can be long and tedious.
If you pose a question - "what do the AMericans complain about?" - that binds "jury duty disrupts their lives" and "the jury selection process can be long and tedious" to the sentence.
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However much Americans may complain that jury duty disrupts their lives and that the jury selection process can be long and tedious, most agree that there is no alternative to this procedure that would ensure the right of those charged with crimes to a jury of their peers.

A. However much Americans may complain that

B. Despite the complaints among Americans about the fact

C. Although Americans complain

D. Even though Americans may complain

E. There are complaints among Americans that


Orginial sentence talks about uncertainy vs B,C,E talks about certainity

A and D remains.

A sounds better. and parallel in structure.[/quote]

Hi Dont u think that we any ways need "that" after the underlined portion. (i mean i agree with what u say bout certainity and uncertainty)
so its just another reason for D to be eliminated, coz it does not contain "that" after the underlined portion.[/quote]

Dhawan, I agree with you. Absence of "that" is a valid reason to eliminate D. The answer choice definetly does not represent uncertainity.

Even though Americans may complain that jury duty disrupts their lives and that the jury selection process can be long and tedious, most agree that there is no alternative to this procedure that would ensure the right of those charged with crimes to a jury of their
After carefully analysis of the structure of teh sentence I realised " that is used as a modifier and it lends a parrael structure -
that jury duty disrupts their lives and that the jury selection process can be long and tedious.
If you pose a question - "what do the AMericans complain about?" - that binds "jury duty disrupts their lives" and "the jury selection process can be long and tedious" to the sentence.[/quote]


I did not understand why that is required here, can you please explain?
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This is a very old topic, but I think this may help others that run into these 'However much THAT X and THAT Y' problems. The primary decision point is in the parallel structure of the 'and' conjunction. Answer A and D both use the correct parallel structure, but A is the only choice that uses a contrasting conjunction (however).
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I think the ans is C if it had that at the end of the choice..
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I think the ans is C if it had that at the end of the choice..


I am not sure I understand what you mean. answer C does not have 'that'.
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I think the ans is C if it had that at the end of the choice..


I am not sure I understand what you mean. answer C does not have 'that'.


C would be correct if the choice was "although Americans complain that" rather than "although Americans complain". It is a hypothetical, and irrelevant to the correct answer.

He is technically right, but in the context of the official question, C is not correct.
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bb, could you pls ask any moderator to tag OA to this question?
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much Americans???
much is used to modify uncountable nouns only.
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However much Americans may complain that jury duty disrupts their lives and that the jury selection process can be long and tedious, most agree that there is no alternative to this procedure that would ensure the right of those charged with crimes to a jury of their peers.


This is a tricky question, but with correct approach easy to solve
when you look at the question you may notice"and that" in the non underlined portion. "and " is a parallelism indicator. both sides of and should be parallel.
A. However much Americans may complain that -parallel

B. Despite the complaints among Americans about the fact-"that" is missing, so it is not parallel

C. Although Americans complain-"that" is missing, so it is not parallel

D. Even though Americans may complain--"that" is missing, so it is not parallel

E. There are complaints among Americans that- parallel
Next step is evaluating options A and E
Option E- GMAT laid perfect trap, when we read option E, we think E looks better than A. but, if we notice closely, except E all are dependent clause and non underlined portion contain independent clause and doesn't have independent clause connectors such as like, but, yet, etc. So, option E is run on sentence i.e., two independent clause connected without a connector. this is a major error in GMAT.
So, A is the correct answer. much americans is correct by the way.

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how can much refer to americans? americans can be counted. GMATNinja, GMATNinjaTwo, MikeScarn, aragonn, generis, hazelnut
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how can much refer to americans? americans can be counted. GMATNinja, GMATNinjaTwo, MikeScarn, aragonn, generis, hazelnut


Hi Manat

You may be misinterpreting the sentence. "much" is being used to describe the degree to which Americans are complaining. "much" is not being used to quantify "Americans."

Does this make sense?
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