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# However much United States voters may agree that there is

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30 Apr 2005, 10:57
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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. However many United States voters may agree that
C. Although United States voters agree
D. Even though United States voters may agree that
E. There is agreement among United States voters that

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30 Apr 2005, 19:59
I'd go with B.

A is wrong because much cannot be used for/with numbers.
C, D and E indicate the opinion is of all the voters, and not a substantial section of them.
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30 Apr 2005, 21:09
I think its A.

However much ... is for the agreement and not for voters..
Although .. cannot be used as in C, it changes the meaning.

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01 May 2005, 12:26
one more for A.

B is awkard.("many" doesnt make sense)

here "much" is used to show the degree of agreement,

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01 May 2005, 12:49
A...the original looks good and requires no correction

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01 May 2005, 15:40
dipaksingh wrote:
here "much" is used to show the degree of agreement,

Can you please explain this with some simple example which will fit in my tiny mind ?

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01 May 2005, 16:49
I also think it is B. many is ok, if voters is count-noun.

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02 May 2005, 10:33
in the above sentence if we replace "vorters" with any "singular noun" do you think the sentence would be wrong. i feel it would be correct.

check this yourself

However much United States PRESIDENT may agree that there is waste in government and that the government as a whole spends--------.

i may not be able to proove it gramatically, but in this case i am just believing my ears----- B just sounds awkard.

tuogh the construct "however many", i believe, is not wrong , but B is just awkard.

i am too looking forward to SC gurus to comment on the gramatical viability of option B.

BTW jpv, please post the OA.

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02 May 2005, 19:01
jpv wrote:
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. However many United States voters may agree that
C. Although United States voters agree
D. Even though United States voters may agree that
E. There is agreement among United States voters that

jpv:- look at the following to better understand the meaning

http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=however%20much

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03 May 2005, 01:17
I'm not going for anything that starts with "however." I was undecided between C and D, but if A or B is the answer, I would really appreciate an explanation. Thanks.

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03 May 2005, 05:13
Call me a flip flop but after rereading the sentence at a descent hour, the correct answer must be A. The reason is "However much" refers to the agreement being stated, not numbers of voters.

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03 May 2005, 08:23
See if this link helps: http://www.gmatclub.com/phpbb/viewtopic ... tes+voters
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03 May 2005, 15:58
Got it.

However much means - 'to any extent that'

Thanks Everybody.

OA : (A).

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03 May 2005, 18:07
Paul wrote:

Paul,
the question posted here and the one in the link are different in terms of answer choices, particularly B. The diff bet A and B is the former has MUCH and the later has MANY. Is not MANY is better than MANY to quantify US voters?

A. However much United States voters may agree that
B. However many United States voters may agree that

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03 May 2005, 18:56
MA, I purposefully changed all other answer choices just to see what everybody is thinking of all the wrong answer choices.

I think (A) makes more sense out of the lot.

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03 May 2005, 18:58
jpv wrote:
MA, I purposefully changed all other answer choices just to see what everybody is thinking of all the wrong answer choices.

I think (A) makes more sense out of the lot.

IMO, Question is testing Idiomatic usage (However much). Am I going right?

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04 May 2005, 02:22
Yes

However much is idiom, see this link

http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=as%20much%20as

It's new to me.

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