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Poaching in Africa has been among the greatest threats to wildlife for decades, and though measures, such as awareness programs and establishing stricter laws, were taken years ago, increasing global demand for animal horns, skins, and hides are putting wild animals under the threat of extinction.

(A) though measures, such as awareness programs and establishing stricter laws, were taken years ago, increasing global demand for animal horns, skins, and hides are

(B) though such measures as awareness programs and establishing stricter laws were taken years ago, increasing global demand for animals with horns, skins, and hides are

(C) though measures like starting awareness programs and establishing stricter laws were taken years ago, increasing global demand for animal horns, skins, and hides is

(D) with measures, such as awareness programs and stricter laws, taken years ago, increasing global demand for animal horns, skins, and hides is

(E) though measures, such as awareness programs and stricter laws, were taken years ago, increasing global demand for animal horns, skins, and hides is
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I think if we look very carefully, you can draw down to D and E. I really want why though is correct over with?
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though measures, such as awareness programs and establishing stricter laws, were taken years ago, increasing global demand for animal horns, skins, and hides are putting wild animals under the threat of extinction.
bolded part is in contrast of underlined part.
Though is accurate to address this contrast than with.
With indicates that clause is going in same logical direction of main clause.
That's why E is correct.
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Poaching in Africa has been among the greatest threats to wildlife for decades, and though measures, such as awareness programs and establishing stricter laws, were taken years ago, increasing global demand for animal horns, skins, and hides are putting wild animals under the threat of extinction.

(A) though measures, such as awareness programs and establishing stricter laws, were taken years ago, increasing global demand for animal horns, skins, and hides are
"Demand" as a Subject is Singular, so "are" should not be used with it.

(B) though such measures as awareness programs and establishing stricter laws were taken years ago, increasing global demand for animals with horns, skins, and hides are
Same error as in A. SV agreement is incorrect.

(C) though measures like starting awareness programs and establishing stricter laws were taken years ago, increasing global demand for animal horns, skins, and hides is
"Like" is used to intorduce examples, hence this choice is incorrect.

(D) with measures, such as awareness programs and stricter laws, taken years ago, increasing global demand for animal horns, skins, and hides is
"With measures" doesn't establish the contrast, as required by this sentence.

(E) though measures, such as awareness programs and stricter laws, were taken years ago, increasing global demand for animal horns, skins, and hides is
Correct choice for establishing proper contrast, using "such as" for introducing examples and having proper SV agreement.


IMO E is the correct answer for reasons mentioned above.

SV agreement was the major elimination point in the question.
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Poaching in Africa has been among the greatest threats to wildlife for decades, and though measures, such as awareness programs and establishing stricter laws, were taken years ago, increasing global demand for animal horns, skins, and hides are putting wild animals under the threat of extinction.

(A) though measures, such as awareness programs and establishing stricter laws, were taken years ago, increasing global demand for animal horns, skins, and hides are

(B) though such measures as awareness programs and establishing stricter laws were taken years ago, increasing global demand for animals with horns, skins, and hides are

(C) though measures like starting awareness programs and establishing stricter laws were taken years ago, increasing global demand for animal horns, skins, and hides is

(D) with measures, such as awareness programs and stricter laws, taken years ago, increasing global demand for animal horns, skins, and hides is

(E) though measures, such as awareness programs and stricter laws, were taken years ago, increasing global demand for animal horns, skins, and hides is

Error:

S-V error the subject demand is singular and will require singular verb is instead of are

Eliminate options A and B based on SV error

In C, D and E

We will have to eliminate D as the sentence has a contrast. The sentence wants to convey that though there are strict laws the increasing demand..... as the contrast is eliminated the meaning is distorted

In C and E... the only difference is use of like and such as. Like is used to compare nouns or noun phrases. In this sentence such as should be used as it is introducing examples.

Correct Answer E
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shridhar786 wrote:
Poaching in Africa has been among the greatest threats to wildlife for decades, and though measures, such as awareness programs and establishing stricter laws, were taken years ago, increasing global demand for animal horns, skins, and hides are putting wild animals under the threat of extinction.


(A) though measures, such as awareness programs and establishing stricter laws, were taken years ago, increasing global demand for animal horns, skins, and hides are
Expl.: SV-Agreement error. Demand is singular. It should be: ...Increasing global demand is putting animals...

(B) though such measures as awareness programs and establishing stricter laws were taken years ago, increasing global demand for animals with horns, skins, and hides are
Expl.: Same as in (A).

(C) though measures like starting awareness programs and establishing stricter laws were taken years ago, increasing global demand for animal horns, skins, and hides is
Expl.: Like is used for comparisons. But the meaning of the sentence applies examples here. Hence, this is the wrong usage of like.

(D) with measures, such as awareness programs and stricter laws, taken years ago, increasing global demand for animal horns, skins, and hides is
Expl.: By using with instead of though, the contrast is lost. Meaning is important here: ...Even though measures were taken years ago, increasing demand is putting animals under the threat of extinction...

(E) though measures, such as awareness programs and stricter laws, were taken years ago, increasing global demand for animal horns, skins, and hides is
Expl.: Corrects all errors of the above answers. Nothing wrong with this.
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