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Even though its per capita food supply hardly increased during two decades, stringent rationing and planned distribution have allowed the People’s Republic of China to ensure nutritional levels of 2,000 calories per person per day for its population.
(A) Even though its per capita food supply hardly increased during
(B) Even though its per capita food supply has hardly increased in
(C) Despite its per capita food supply hardly increasing over
(D) Despite there being hardly any increase in its per capita food supply during
(E) Although there is hardly any increase in per capita food supply for


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Between A and B, IMO A seems good.
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New post 02 Sep 2008, 11:47
IMO 'B'

A is not having verb, while B. 'has'.

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Can some one please explain why is E wrong over here? Please explain the difference between eventhough and although.

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B :

present perfect tense required ! (as we are counting from the last 2 decades to Now )

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stallone wrote:
B :

present perfect tense required ! (as we are counting from the last 2 decades to Now )


Agree. B it is.

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OA is B

Stallone, thanks for the expn

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