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In despite of the steady population flow out from rural

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In despite of the steady population flow out from rural areas into urban clusters, nearly 5 million farm households are still in Japan out of a total population of some 116 million people.

(B) In spite of the steady population flow out from rural areas into urban clusters, nearly 5 million farm households are still in Japan
(D) Despite the steady population flow from rural areas to urban clusters, there are still nearly 5 million farm households in Japan
(E) In Japan, despite the steady population flow out from rural areas into urban clusters, still there are nearly 5 million farm households

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(B) In spite of the steady population flow out from rural areas into urban clusters, nearly 5 million farm households are still in Japan

This reads ok but I don't think Flow out is really correct.

(D) Despite the steady population flow from rural areas to urban clusters, there are still nearly 5 million farm households in Japan

Correct

(E) In Japan, despite the steady population flow out from rural areas into
urban clusters, still there are nearly 5 million farm households

Incorrect usage of Still.

I would go with D.

I would have liked to see all options that would have been better but I think C was an obvious incorrect.
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confused between "inspite" and "despite"

but will prefer "B" as "D" is wordier with the inclusion of "there are"
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New post 04 Mar 2005, 01:50
bet. B and D, B is better (as pointed out by deepaksingh)

looked up "Flow out" in dictionary...looks like it means "flow or spill forth"
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New post 04 Mar 2005, 02:09
In despite is simply awful. So (A) is out.

(E) has a bad sentence structure by placing 'in japan' at the front.

The only difference between B and D is the use of despite/in spite of as a preposition. Both mean the same thing though.

From the merrian-webster online dictionary:
Main Entry: 3despite
Function: preposition
: in spite of <played despite an injury>

But (B) is better. Flow out from signifies that people are moving OUT from one place and INTO another place.

(B) it is.
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New post 04 Mar 2005, 07:40
Interesting, well the OA is D. So we can safely say it's between B and D. I went for B.

let's say "flow out from into" and "flow from to", could it be maybe that D uses the modifier "out of a total population of some 116 million people" better?

I just can't find why B is grammatically wrong or worse than D.
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B) In spite of the steady population flow out from rural areas into urban clusters, nearly 5 million farm households are still in Japan

(D) Despite the steady population flow from rural areas to urban clusters, there are still nearly 5 million farm households in Japan
first of all In spite of and Despite mean the same. so error correction there is out.. for some more info on these prepositions... visit..

http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learn ... tv41.shtml

'flow from' is good enough and doesn't 'need flow out from'
flow from.... to is sufficient..
flow out from... into is wordy.
well i don;t know if B has any grammatical error.. any more thoughts?
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