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However much the students of this school may agree that the school should stay open and that the district's complaints of financial trouble are overblown, the school's closure is unavoidable after the latest round of budget cuts.

A) However much the students of this school may agree that
B) Despite the agreement among the students of this school to the fact
C) Although the students of this school agree
D) Even though students of this school may agree
E) There is agreement among the students of this school that

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can somebody explain why is "much" ok in answer A although student is a countable name?
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However much the students of this school may agree that the school should stay open and that the district's complaints of financial trouble are overblown, the school's closure is unavoidable after the latest round of budget cuts.
A) However much the students of this school may agree that
B) Despite the agreement among the students of this school to the fact
C) Although the students of this school agree
D) Even though students of this school may agree
E) There is agreement among the students of this school that


And is a parallel marker => X and Y should be parallel.
X = the school should stay open
y = the district's complaints of financial trouble are overblown

1. As Y (the non underlined part) starts with that, so X should also start with That. Eliminate B,C,D
2. the sentence has two contrasting statements. Eliminate E.
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However much the students of this school may agree that the school should stay open and that the district's complaints of financial trouble are overblown, the school's closure is unavoidable after the latest round of budget cuts.

A) However much the students of this school may agree that
B) Despite the agreement among the students of this school to the fact
C) Although the students of this school agree
D) Even though students of this school may agree
E) There is agreement among the students of this school that

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can somebody explain why is "much" ok in answer A although student is a countable name?



Darmody,
You could also use POE to reach the correct ans:

B) Despite the agreement among the students of this school to the fact you need a that after fact
C) Although the students of this school agreeyou need a that after agree as agree is a command subjunctive word
D) Even though students of this school may agreeyou need a that after agree as agree is a command subjunctive word
E) There is agreement among the students of this school that this would cause a run on sentence as there is a comma and not a semi colon; hence, this option is also ruled out..


Only A is left out and wins :)

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However much the students of this school may agree that the school should stay open and that the district's complaints of financial trouble are overblown, the school's closure is unavoidable after the latest round of budget cuts.

A) However much the students of this school may agree that
B) Despite the agreement among the students of this school to the fact
C) Although the students of this school agree
D) Even though students of this school may agree
E) There is agreement among the students of this school that

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can somebody explain why is "much" ok in answer A although student is a countable name?



this is because 'much' is modifying agreement of the students and not students themselves.

basically, the statement talks about 'average' agreement of all students taken together. Therefore:

however much the students agree = (all of the students may agree a lot to the idea XXX) or (all of the students may agree a little to the idea YYY)

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I cannot believe however can be put in the beginning of the sentence.
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Our beliefs may sometimes elude success in GMAT, as one can see from the following popular GMAT Prep question, which also merrily starts with however much in the correct choice.

However much United States voters may agree that there is waste in government and that the government as a whole spends beyond its means, it is difficult to find broad support for a movement toward a minimal state.

(A) However much United States voters may agree that
(B) Despite the agreement among United States voters to the fact
(C) Although United States voters agree
(D) Even though United States voters may agree
(E) There is agreement among United States voters that

Ans; A.

Even the $2B- revenue Kaplan sanctimoniously follows the edict of GMAT through the given topic here; why can't we?

However much the students of this school may agree that the school should stay open and that the district's complaints of financial trouble are overblown, the school's closure is unavoidable after the latest round of budget cuts.

A) However much the students of this school may agree that
B) Despite the agreement among the students of this school to the fact
C) Although the students of this school agree
D) Even though students of this school may agree
E) There is agreement among the students of this school that
The correct answer is A in this question also.
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daagh wrote:
Our beliefs may sometimes elude success in GMAT, as one can see from the following popular GMAT Prep question, which also merrily starts with however much in the correct choice.

However much United States voters may agree that there is waste in government and that the government as a whole spends beyond its means, it is difficult to find broad support for a movement toward a minimal state.

(A) However much United States voters may agree that
(B) Despite the agreement among United States voters to the fact
(C) Although United States voters agree
(D) Even though United States voters may agree
(E) There is agreement among United States voters that

Ans; A.

Even the $2B- revenue Kaplan sanctimoniously follows the edict of GMAT through the given topic here; why can't we?

However much the students of this school may agree that the school should stay open and that the district's complaints of financial trouble are overblown, the school's closure is unavoidable after the latest round of budget cuts.

A) However much the students of this school may agree that
B) Despite the agreement among the students of this school to the fact
C) Although the students of this school agree
D) Even though students of this school may agree
E) There is agreement among the students of this school that
The correct answer is A in this question also.


I think much of United States voters/students means the proportion of voters/students.As proportion is uncountable,the use of much is right.
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