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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

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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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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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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rohitmanglik,
The topic you have posted has been discussed on forum threads MULTIPLE times. You need to post the OA with the spolier .
Pls read the forum rules before posting. This is the second time you are being reminded about all this.
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ngbpy wrote:
Is "However" a valid conjunction to join to independent clauses, or to create a subordinate clause??

Shouldn't the two clauses be separated by a semicolon?

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The use of "however" you are referring to (conjunctive adverb) is not the same as the usage of "however" here.

1. needs semicolon (introduces independent clause): I played well; however I lost.

2. does not need semicolon (no independent clause introduced) : I cannot win however well I play.

You may consider the second as a part of the list "whatever", "whenever", "however" etc. They are NOT conjunctive adverbs and does not introduce an independent clause.

"However much United States voters may agree" is not an independent clause and is of type 2 stated above.
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08 Dec 2010, 09:18
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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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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29 May 2013, 17:59
that there is waste in government and that the government -- ||ism

between A and E -- A is better, E is wordy.
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29 May 2013, 19:33
arkle wrote:
that there is waste in government and that the government -- ||ism

between A and E -- A is better, E is wordy.

E is wrong because "may agree" in A is totally different from "an agreement" in E.

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29 May 2013, 19:39
So,why is E wrong? "agreement" is wrong?
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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

Here can you please explain use of "much"? Much is non countable and Voters is countable.
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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

OA: A

Here can you please explain use of "much"? Much is non countable and Voters is countable.

hi,

Yes, Much is non countable and Voters is countable.

But here the Much does not refer to voter. But it refers the agreement.

You can also find the full discussion on this question

Hope it helps .
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