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# However much United States voters may agree that there is

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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

I have a doubt about the OA.
OA is A but in A, "much US voters.." is used. I think much is wong as the voters can be counted there should be many or most.... Please correct me if I am wrong.
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07 Jun 2010, 01:57
I disagree.

much is used for uncountable things.

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.

However much US voters may agree ------> this implies that there are some voters who don't agree.

Now compare this with

(E) There is agreement among United States voters that ------> means that US voters are unanimous. Change of meaning. OUT

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07 Jun 2010, 02:01
(C) Although United States voters agree -----------> Change of meaning
(D) Even though United States voters may agree ---------> Change of meaning

Original sentence tells me that there are some voters who don't agree.

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07 Jun 2010, 03:19
I agree with your openion, but can much be used for voters??? I have a BIG doubt.

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07 Jun 2010, 03:46
However much United States voters may agree

much is used for agree

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08 Jun 2010, 02:09
I went this Q the following way..

However much United States voters may agree that

(B) Despite the agreement among United States voters to the fact : No may : Changes Meaning
(C) Although United States voters agree : No Much : Changes Meaning
(D) Even though United States voters may agree : No Much : Changes Meaning
(E) There is agreement among United States voters that : No may : Changes Meaning

so left with A..

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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

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18 Sep 2012, 20:15
I see a problem with the phrase "however much", if it were "No matter how much...." it would have made sense. So the phrase in question is incorrect.

"A" i snot the right answer
"B" is not the right answer because if you combine this phrase witht he remaining phrase in the question, you can see that we are missing a "that" connector between them
"C" and "D" are equally giving you the suspicion.
"E" is kind of changing the sentence's intention.

"D" is using "even though",then the later part of the sentence should contradict something with the voters action rather than what they agree.

So "C" is the right answer!

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18 Sep 2012, 20:32
I think B is correct.

There is a phrase "despite myself", which means even though what i am or sth like that.

The sentence "Raju did it despite himself." means that Raju is a good natured guy and still done something wrong. Going by this example, i think B suits better.

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19 Sep 2012, 13:16
1022lapog wrote:
I see a problem with the phrase "however much", if it were "No matter how much...." it would have made sense. So the phrase in question is incorrect.

"A" i snot the right answer
"B" is not the right answer because if you combine this phrase witht he remaining phrase in the question, you can see that we are missing a "that" connector between them
"C" and "D" are equally giving you the suspicion.
"E" is kind of changing the sentence's intention.

"D" is using "even though",then the later part of the sentence should contradict something with the voters action rather than what they agree.

So "C" is the right answer!

OA is "B". Please dont write somthing for the sake of writing. If you are 100% sure than do it. (just a suggestion). As I am very new to this kind of grammer. and need to learn.

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19 Sep 2012, 13:39
OA is (A).B does not stand the test of parallelism.

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.

I had initially doubt about the modifier "much" but I think its modifying the "agree" rather than "United States Voters".
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25 Sep 2012, 15:41
27. 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

--> They have provide A as a correct answer but how can MUCH be connected to the VOTERS......?
Voters use many as they are countable ....

AM I CORRECT ?....If I am wrong the Pls Explain........Pls somebody do reply .....
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25 Sep 2012, 17:20
Much connecting to voters is discussed in below thread

however-much-united-states-voters-may-agree-that-there-is-75895.html

I chose A by the idiom agree that

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However MUCH United States voters MAY AGREE means that there MIGHT BE MUCH agreement.

B, C and E all change the intended meaning by implying that there IS -- for CERTAIN -- agreement. Eliminate B, C and E.

In D, may agree THERE is waste...and THAT the government as a whole spends is not parallel. Eliminate D.
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27 Sep 2012, 11:43
The gist of this thread is to see whether one can appreciate the difference between may agree and (simply) agree.

However much means a large quantity; But it does not mean 100 percent. But, Agreement in B and E, agree in C, may agree in D, all mean 100%. However might mean even though or although but the addition of the ‘much’ changes the course of the intent.
May agree is something that is short of definite agreement. None of the choices other than A carries this speculative intent.
A is the correct choice.
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29 Dec 2012, 14:30
A – KEEP
B – fact what? That is missing. Eliminate
C – Agree what? That is missing. Eliminate
D – same as C
E – No contrast.. Sentence after comma seems to miss a conjunction then. Eliminate

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10 Feb 2016, 17:21
PARALLELISM IS BEING CHECKED ..... AND IS A PARALLELISM INDICATOR .. THAT AND THAT.

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06 Jul 2017, 21:21
A) However much doesn't sound right.
B)Lack of concision.
C)Should have "that" after agree.
D)Same as C
E)Less concise, still more concise than B. (IMO right answer)

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07 Jul 2017, 03:50
Merged topics. Please, search before posting questions!
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07 Jul 2017, 04:20
A. seems ok. agree that....However shows contrast between 1st and 2nd clause
B. agreement to the fact...fact is not followed by that...
C. voters agree....agree should follow that.
D. agree should be followed by that
E. It should show a contrast .....as the second clause it is difficult....should be a contrast to the first one.

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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

I have a doubt about the OA.
OA is A but in A, "much US voters.." is used. I think much is wong as the voters can be counted there should be many or most.... Please correct me if I am wrong.
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