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However much governments around the world may agree that nuclear proliferation must be halted and that steps should be implemented to reduce the level of nuclear stockpiles, it is difficult for countries to come to agreement on the specific methods of implementing such practices.

a.However much governments around the world may agree that

b.Despite the agreement among governments around the world to the fact that

c.Although governments around the world agree

d. Even though governments around the world may agree

e. Despite there being agreement among governments around the world that
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The subtle essence of the topic is that there is much agreement and not mere agreement and that they may agree (the speculative intent of the modal verb may) and not simply agree

Choices B through E suffer from altered intent either by skipping the word much as in D or through stating affirmative agreements rather than possible agreements as in B, C and E. A reflects the two phenomena rightly
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However much governments around the world may agree that nuclear proliferation must be halted and that steps should be implemented to reduce the level of nuclear stockpiles, it is difficult for countries to come to agreement on the specific methods of implementing such practices.

Stmt breakdown:
However much governments around the world may agree that
nuclear proliferation must be halted and that
steps should be implemented to reduce the level of nuclear stockpiles,
it is difficult for countries to come to agreement on the specific methods of implementing such practices.

1:However much -> No matter how much
2:As per the bold phrase they haven't reached to agreement yet.
3:||sm is maintained using that around ||sm marker and.

a. However much governments around the world may agree that
b. Despite the agreement among governments around the world to the fact that
c. Although governments around the world agree
d. Even though governments around the world may agree
e. Despite there being agreement among governments around the world that

Analysis
1:C,D straight out because of missing that.
2:Now as per the non underlined part agreement is yet to establish so "may" is correct usage. "there being agreement" or "the agreement among governments" shows certainty which is not req here.

Mistakes I did :
1: Didnt read the non-underlined part and wasted my time figuring out the difference A,B,E. Though, before working on SC question i always remind myself to read the non underlined part
2: Marked A wrong in rush.Was under the impression that much points to some uncountable entity here.

1: It seems to be mimic of http://www.beatthegmat.com/og-verbal-re ... 07106.html.
But to me that is pretty straight forward as issues r quite evident there.
2: Lets assume for a instsance that agreement is already established. Considering that if we look at A,B and E , what's in ur opinion is wrong here. To me all sounds correct.

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30 Nov 2012, 11:19
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However much governments around the world may agree that nuclear proliferation must be halted and that steps should be implemented to reduce the level of nuclear stockpiles, it is difficult for countries to come to agreement on the specific methods of implementing such practices.

a.However much governments around the world may agree that

b.Despite the agreement among governments around the world to the fact that

c.Although governments around the world agree

d. Even though governments around the world may agree

e. Despite there being agreement among governments around the world that

In the non-underlined portion we have "and that steps...." so we need "that" after agree to make things parallel so Kill C and D
we can also kill B and E because, apart from the reasons, which are more black&white, mentioned by Daagh, "to the fact that" in B & "being" is E are wordy, not necessary and awkward.
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21 Jan 2013, 09:13
daagh wrote:
The subtle essence of the topic is that there is much agreement and not mere agreement and that they may agree (the speculative intent of the modal verb may) and not simply agree

Choices B through E suffer from altered intent either by skipping the word much as in D or through stating affirmative agreements rather than possible agreements as in B, C and E. A reflects the tow phenomena rightly

Hi Daagh,

Don't you think that the use of "Much" before "Government" is incorrect in option A as well.
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13 Sep 2013, 08:54
Apply POE:

a.However much governments around the world may agree that - hold on to this
b.Despite the agreement among governments around the world to the fact that - changes the meaning by omitting 'may'
c.Although governments around the world agree - changes the meaning by omitting 'may'
d. Even though governments around the world may agree - agree 'that'... is missing
e. Despite there being agreement among governments around the world that - changes the meaning by omitting 'may'

Hence A
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13 Sep 2013, 12:36
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Apply POE:

a.However much governments around the world may agree that - hold on to this
b.Despite the agreement among governments around the world to the fact that - changes the meaning by omitting 'may'
c.Although governments around the world agree - changes the meaning by omitting 'may'
d. Even though governments around the world may agree - agree 'that'... is missing
e. Despite there being agreement among governments around the world that - changes the meaning by omitting 'may'

Hence A

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There is good video explanation for a question similar to above:-
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18 Sep 2014, 23:59
VarunBhardwaj wrote:
There is good video explanation for a question similar to above:-

Thank you Varun for sharing the link.(assuming that ur post was directed to my question)
As i mentioned in the post, OG question is quite clear to me. My specific questions are mentioned in my post.
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09 Mar 2017, 08:30
i got it wrong because i did not know the meaning of "however much" which actually means "no matter how much".
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However much governments around the world may agree that nuclear proliferation must be halted and that steps should be implemented to reduce the level of nuclear stockpiles, it is difficult for countries to come to agreement on the specific methods of implementing such practices.

(A) However much governments around the world may agree that

(B) Despite the agreement among governments around the world to the fact that

(C) Although governments around the world agree

(D) Even though governments around the world may agree

(E) Despite there being agreement among governments around the world that

OFFICIAL EXPLANATION

The correct answer to this question is A. The sentence begins with parallel subordinate clauses that are followed by the main clause. The parallel subordinate clauses are both introduced by the word 'that' ' i.e. 'that nuclear proliferation'' and 'that steps should be implemented'' Answer choices C and D are incorrect as each leaves out the word 'that,' and in doing so, parallel structure with the second subordinate clause is violated. Answer choices B and E violate the GMAT standards of Brevity and Fluency, employing lengthy, awkward constructions.

AnthonyRitz & VeritasPrepKarishma, This question copies from OG. https://gmatclub.com/forum/however-much ... 75895.html
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Agree that required. A and E left. B is changing verb to noun, this is wrong transformation. E using being. Only a stands out.

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