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However much lobbyists are able to increase support for the proposed bill to lower the tax-rate ceiling among legislators, it is unlikely that such legislation would result in a decreased overall tax burden for the majority of the middle class in the next few years.

A However much lobbyists are able to increase support for the proposed bill
B Although many lobbyists will be able to increase support for the proposed bill
C Even though lobbyists can increase support for the proposed bill
D Even if many lobbyists will be to increase support for the bill that is proposed
E No matter if lobbyists succeed in increasing the amount of support for the proposed bill
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30 May 2007, 06:56
A However much lobbyists are able to increase support for the proposed bill
B Although many lobbyists will be able to increase support for the proposed bill
C Even though lobbyists can increase support for the proposed bill
D Even if many lobbyists will be to increase support for the bill that is proposed
E No matter if lobbyists succeed in increasing the amount of support for the proposed bill

This is how I thought.
B & D - Redundant words - many , increase.

Left with A, C & E

A - Not a good construction. "However much ..."
Compare C & E
E - Eliminate - too wordy when compared to C.

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30 May 2007, 19:10
However much lobbyists are able to increase support for the proposed bill to lower the tax-rate ceiling among legislators, it is unlikely that such legislation would result in a decreased overall tax burden for the majority of the middle class in the next few years.

A However much lobbyists are able to increase support for the proposed bill

B Although many lobbyists will be able to increase support for the proposed bill

C Even though lobbyists can increase support for the proposed bill

D Even if many lobbyists will be to increase support for the bill that is proposed => wordy

E No matter if lobbyists succeed in increasing the amount of support for the proposed bill

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B & D - Redundant words - many , increase.
Can you please elaborate why the two words are redundant ??
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05 Jun 2007, 22:38
OA is A
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05 Jun 2007, 22:52
i dont have OE but i think this is a conditional statment

"it is unlikely that such legislation [color=red]would result [/color]in a decreased overall "

so we can not use future tense - B &D out.

E looks too wordy

C- is changing the meaning by using "can"

i am poor at SC, if someone can come up with better explanation.
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06 Jun 2007, 03:07
It HAS to be A . Everything else changes the meaning.

'However much' is not the same as 'Although', 'Even though' etc.

There is a good section on spideys notes about However much and a similar problem.
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07 Jun 2007, 04:31
However much ios quite idiomatic. Nothing wrong with it.
I had doubts only about "are able to increase". Indeed we can say"can increase" and it will cound better.
BUT B,C,D change the meaning of the original sentence.
E is wrong because of "the amount of support"
07 Jun 2007, 04:31
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