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However often bus passengers might complain that there is inefficiency

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However often bus passengers might complain that there is inefficiency in the current system and that the local transportation bureau has done little to remedy the delays, it has been hard to convince state authorities that help is necessary to bring about a solution.

A) However often bus passengers might complain that
B) Despite the complaints of bus passengers to the fact
C) Although bus passengers complain
D) Even though bus passengers complain
E) There is agreement among bus passengers that

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a conjunction is needed to show the contrast, ---> so E is out
and "that" is needed to maintain parallelism with following clause ---> so B,C,D are out
the awkward A is left.
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However often bus passengers might complain that there is inefficiency in the current system and that the local transportation bureau has done little to remedy the delays, it has been hard to convince state authorities that help is necessary to bring about a solution.

The first obvious split is absence/presence of "that" at the end. We need "that" to maintain parallelism: bus passengers might complain that ... and that .... So only A and E work.


E) There is agreement among bus passengers that - absence of "However" leads to two independent clauses connected just with a comma (comma splice):
There is agreement among bus passengers that there is inefficiency in the current system and that the local transportation bureau has done little to remedy the delays, it has been hard to convince state authorities that help is necessary to bring about a solution.


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