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# However much United States voters may agree that there is

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334. 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

can you explain why ... is right?

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334. 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

can you explane why ... is right?

My ans is A
//ism--> require that at the ending of the answer choices. Eliminate B,C,D
In E, it is the run on sentence (2 sentences without conjunction)--> A remains
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334. 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

We need a 'that' in the end of the underline portion to make it parallel to 'and that the government...'
Hencee only A and E are left...
With E... it forms a run off sentence and hence is rejected...

I would go 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

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
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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
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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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08 Dec 2010, 09:18
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I don't feel like going with any of the choices ,
Even if I go by Jeeteshsingh's logic and narrow down to A , I still feel that many shd characterize united states voters.
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08 Dec 2010, 09:26
Thanks for posting with underline jeeteshsingh, it really helps with these sc problems on the forum.

@ raths are you referring to the usage of many vs. much? If so, many would be incorrect here because the sentence isn't requiring the number of voters that agree but rather to the extent the voters agree (how much they agree the govt spends too much). This is needed for the contrast in the second half of the sentence.
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31 Dec 2010, 05:22
yea. we cannot use much with voters (countable). I went with D which sounded much better except 'that' is missing at the end
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31 Dec 2010, 09:36
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There is an aspect of altered intent to this question, which seems to have been overlooked so far. The passage states that ‘However much United States voters “may agree”. This “may agree” part is an important intent of the text. Changing the ‘may agree’ to “agreement” in B and E and simply to “agree” in choice C indulges in substantial alteration of intent.

This leaves us with choices A and D; D is however woefully inadequate in llism, by dropping the connector “that” in the first part.
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07 Jan 2011, 11:00
IMO -E there.........that... that is necessary .without that sentence will be ambiguous
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01 Apr 2011, 03:07
The answer is A based on llism.
That X...and that Y
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19 Jun 2011, 16:21
+1 A

Parallelism requires "that".
We need a subordinator, "however", to avoid a run on sentence.
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However much United States voters may agree that there is a waste in government and that the government as a whole spends beyond its means, it is difficult to find broad support for a movement towards 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 Staes voters may agree
e) There is agreement among United States voters that

The answer to this A. I agree.
Am just a little confused - I read in MGMAT that HOWEVER is a conjugative adverb, that should be used with semi colons and not commas, since terms like these are transitional and not actually conjunctions.. Any thoughts?

Originally posted by devinawilliam83 on 18 Jan 2012, 05:52.
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Good question

We use 'however' as a conjunctive adverb showing contrast that we forget that it has another function: to express
extent. Let's have a look:

1. However much he prepped, he couldn't get a perfect score.

2. We must address all the concerns, however trivial some may be.

3. However, may concerns are of paramount importance and must be dealt with immediately.

The first two sentences use 'however' to express extent. When 'however' is used in this way it does not require a comma immediately following it. If 'however' is used to show contrast, as in sentence 3, then it needs a comma immediately following it.

Hope that clears up any confusion
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19 Jan 2012, 05:11
Thanks for the response Chris.. if I am using However as a sub-ordinator as follows
he likes to go to the market,however he will not go this week

if i havnt misunderstood, the portions on both sides of the comma are clauses and hence comma should not be used.we should rephrase as

he likes to go to the market;however he will not go this week

Is my understanding correct?
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