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# However much parents in Johannson's district may agree that

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10. However much parents in Johannson's district may agree that the instruction of moral values should take place in the elementary school classroom, it is difficult for them to arrive at consensus concerning what those values are and how they should be taught.
(A) However much parents in Johannson's district may agree that
(B) Despite the fact that parents in Johannson's district may agree that
(C) There is general agreement among the parents in Johannson's district that
(D) Although the parents in Johannson's district agree for
(E) Even though the parents in Johannson's district agree
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05 Aug 2013, 01:01
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blueseas wrote:
domfrancondumas wrote:
DenisSh wrote:
10. However much parents in Johannson's district may agree that the instruction of moral values should take place in the elementary school classroom, it is difficult for them to arrive at consensus concerning what those values are and how they should be taught.
(A) However much parents in Johannson's district may agree that
(B) Despite the fact that parents in Johannson's district may agree that
(C) There is general agreement among the parents in Johannson's district that
(D) Although the parents in Johannson's district agree for
(E) Even though the parents in Johannson's district agree

OA will be posted later.

OA:
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A

EXPLANATION:
A)A is a bit confusing.. Lets see the other choices..

B) Despite the fact and may agree are not correct.. If if it is a fact then may should not be used.

C) C is wordy. general agreement is weird..

D)Agree For is incorrrect.

E)That is needed after agree...

Only A left..

hope this helps.

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can you just elaborate more on option B .

AND suggest me how much parents is correct ...as parent seem to be countable noun.

Sure....

U can see a similar post: however-much-shareholders-may-agree-that-the-board-should-20920.html

In this, However much is correct.. And as specified earlier in some posts "However much" is an IDIOM.

Example of how despite the fact is used...
We lost the game, despite the fact that we practiced all week.

Hope this helps...

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10. However much parents in Johannson's district may agree that the instruction of moral values should take place in the elementary school classroom, it is difficult for them to arrive at consensus concerning what those values are and how they should be taught.
(A) However much parents in Johannson's district may agree that
(B) Despite the fact that parents in Johannson's district may agree that
(C) There is general agreement among the parents in Johannson's district that
(D) Although the parents in Johannson's district agree for
(E) Even though the parents in Johannson's district agree

OA will be posted later.

A - much not used for countable nouns
B- Correct
C - the second part of the sentence needs to be contrasted with the information in the first part, words such as 'although, 'despite',etc are needed
D - changes the meaning ("may" )
E- same as D
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'However much' is an idiom, meaning 'as much as':

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/however+much
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Official Explanation

The options for this sentence present you with a list of different idioms from which to choose. Start with the end: is agree that, agree for, or agree correct? The first is fine, the second is unidiomatic because for doesn't go with agree, and the third is out because that is necessary in order for the sentence to make sense. That leaves (A), (B), and (C). (A) isn't particularly eloquent, but it's not grammatically flawed. (B) is out because Despite the fact doesn't fit with may agree (it can be a fact that they agree, but if we don't know whether they agree, then there's no fact to discuss). (C) is wordy, passive (more on this later), and it doesn't agree with the rest of the sentence; if you're skeptical, try reading it in. Only (A) survives.
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DenisSh wrote:
10. However much parents in Johannson's district may agree that the instruction of moral values should take place in the elementary school classroom, it is difficult for them to arrive at consensus concerning what those values are and how they should be taught.
(A) However much parents in Johannson's district may agree that
(B) Despite the fact that parents in Johannson's district may agree that
(C) There is general agreement among the parents in Johannson's district that
(D) Although the parents in Johannson's district agree for
(E) Even though the parents in Johannson's district agree

OA will be posted later.

OA:
[Reveal] Spoiler:
A

EXPLANATION:
A)A is a bit confusing.. Lets see the other choices..

B) Despite the fact and may agree are not correct.. If if it is a fact then may should not be used.

C) C is wordy. general agreement is weird..

D)Agree For is incorrrect.

E)That is needed after agree...

Only A left..

hope this helps.

Kudos if it helped...
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DenisSh wrote:
10. However much parents in Johannson's district may agree that the instruction of moral values should take place in the elementary school classroom, it is difficult for them to arrive at consensus concerning what those values are and how they should be taught.
(A) However much parents in Johannson's district may agree that
(B) Despite the fact that parents in Johannson's district may agree that
(C) There is general agreement among the parents in Johannson's district that
(D) Although the parents in Johannson's district agree for
(E) Even though the parents in Johannson's district agree

OA will be posted later.

OA:
[Reveal] Spoiler:
A

EXPLANATION:
A)A is a bit confusing.. Lets see the other choices..

B) Despite the fact and may agree are not correct.. If if it is a fact then may should not be used.

C) C is wordy. general agreement is weird..

D)Agree For is incorrrect.

E)That is needed after agree...

Only A left..

hope this helps.

Kudos if it helped...

can you just elaborate more on option B .

AND suggest me how much parents is correct ...as parent seem to be countable noun.
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05 Aug 2009, 06:38
think "that" is necessary. A sounds weird with however much. B seems best
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05 Aug 2009, 09:12
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think "that" is necessary. A sounds weird with however much. B seems best

"However much" is a valid usage, quite common in business language.
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05 Aug 2009, 11:13
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DenisSh wrote:
10. However much parents in Johannson's district may agree that the instruction of moral values should take place in the elementary school classroom, it is difficult for them to arrive at consensus concerning what those values are and how they should be taught.
(A) However much parents in Johannson's district may agree that
(B) Despite the fact that parents in Johannson's district may agree that
(C) There is general agreement among the parents in Johannson's district that
(D) Although the parents in Johannson's district agree for
(E) Even though the parents in Johannson's district agree

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A - much not used for countable nouns
B- Correct
C - the second part of the sentence needs to be contrasted with the information in the first part, words such as 'although, 'despite',etc are needed
D - changes the meaning ("may" )

E- same as D

Yes i guess i didn't catch that C lacked the contrasting word. B wins
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05 Aug 2009, 11:26
DenisSh wrote:
'However much' is an idiom, meaning 'as much as':

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/however+much

does GMAT accept it? What is OA?
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05 Aug 2009, 11:28
DenisSh wrote:
'However much' is an idiom, meaning 'as much as':

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/however+much

Hmm...I didn't know that. B somehow distrots the meaning refering to all parents, but 'much' seemed so unbilievable for count nouns to be true thanks for the question
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05 Aug 2009, 11:49
please post why B is wrong...
agree with A..
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05 Aug 2009, 12:09
However much is a correct usage. So will go for A.
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06 Aug 2009, 23:31
I thought B as correct answwer but after reading OA explanatin...feels A is correct....
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07 Aug 2009, 00:56
Agree with A.

'much' is modifying agree.
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08 Aug 2009, 08:27
Not sure between A and B
Both seems grammartically correct. But B is a little bit wordy and has slight change in the meaning.

So I go for A
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