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12 Sep 2008, 13:43
Distinguished architecture requires the expenditure of large sums of money, even if it is by no means certain that the expenditure of large sums of money produce distinguished architecture.
(A) even if it is by no means certain that the expenditure of large sums of money produce
(B) even if it is by no means certain that the expenditure of large sums of money will produce
(C) even though there is no certainty that the expenditure of money in large sums produces
(D) even though it is by no means certain that the expenditure of large sums of money produces
(E) though there is no certainty as to the expenditure of money in large sums producing

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12 Sep 2008, 13:55
ssandeepan wrote:
Distinguished architecture requires the expenditure of large sums of money, even if it is by no means certain that the expenditure of large sums of money produce distinguished architecture.
(A) even if it is by no means certain that the expenditure of large sums of money produce
(B) even if it is by no means certain that the expenditure of large sums of money will produce
(C) even though there is no certainty that the expenditure of money in large sums produces
(D) even though it is by no means certain that the expenditure of large sums of money produces
(E) though there is no certainty as to the expenditure of money in large sums producing

between C and D

D sounds better.
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12 Sep 2008, 14:08
ssandeepan wrote:
Distinguished architecture requires the expenditure of large sums of money, even if it is by no means certain that the expenditure of large sums of money produce distinguished architecture.
(A) even if it is by no means certain that the expenditure of large sums of money produce
(B) even if it is by no means certain that the expenditure of large sums of money will produce
(C) even though there is no certainty that the expenditure of money in large sums produces
(D) even though it is by no means certain that the expenditure of large sums of money produces
(E) though there is no certainty as to the expenditure of money in large sums producing

I choose D as my answer. i need to explain something here about the logical difference between "even if" and "even though":

1) Even if "positive", "negative."

eg: Even if you exercise from sunrise till moon rise, your body will not turn mascular until you give it a chance to rest.

2) Even though "negative", "positive."

eg: Even though you failed in your first GMAT, you can still ace it in your second try.

So when you look at the logic of this sentence, it appears that the sentence wants to start off as something negative before going on to something positive, so you want to use the "even though." That will give us both C and D. Out of these 2 options, D is more direct by using "large sums of money" rather than the longer "money in large sums."

What's the OA?
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12 Sep 2008, 14:10
ssandeepan wrote:
Distinguished architecture requires the expenditure of large sums of money, even if it is by no means certain that the expenditure of large sums of money produce distinguished architecture.
(A) even if it is by no means certain that the expenditure of large sums of money produce
(B) even if it is by no means certain that the expenditure of large sums of money will produce
(C) even though there is no certainty that the expenditure of money in large sums produces
(D) even though it is by no means certain that the expenditure of large sums of money produces
(E) though there is no certainty as to the expenditure of money in large sums producing

"the expenditure" requires singular verb...so only C & D left. D sounds better than C does.
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12 Sep 2008, 14:23
OA is D.

Thanks tarek for your information on 'even though ' and 'even if' .. interesting .. never thought it that way..

I chose C , as I sorted out that it should be 'even though' and 'it is by no means certain that' in D looked redudant.. I did not read the options completely.. and did not notice that 'money in large sums produces' in C.

Now guys , do you agree that 'it is by no means certain that' in D is redudant ?
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12 Sep 2008, 23:07
ssandeepan wrote:
Distinguished architecture requires the expenditure of large sums of money, even if it is by no means certain that the expenditure of large sums of money produce distinguished architecture.
(A) even if it is by no means certain that the expenditure of large sums of money produce
(B) even if it is by no means certain that the expenditure of large sums of money will produce
(C) even though there is no certainty that the expenditure of money in large sums produces
(D) even though it is by no means certain that the expenditure of large sums of money produces
(E) though there is no certainty as to the expenditure of money in large sums producing

E
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12 Sep 2008, 23:11
Must be an off day for me. What's wrong with E?
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13 Sep 2008, 03:52
Must be an off day for me. What's wrong with E?

what's wrong with E? well, the tested idiom here is "so x as to y." in option E, "so" is missing
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14 Sep 2008, 08:21
ssandeepan wrote:
Distinguished architecture requires the expenditure of large sums of money, even if it is by no means certain that the expenditure of large sums of money produce distinguished architecture.
(A) even if it is by no means certain that the expenditure of large sums of money produce
(B) even if it is by no means certain that the expenditure of large sums of money will produce
(C) even though there is no certainty that the expenditure of money in large sums produces
(D) even though it is by no means certain that the expenditure of large sums of money produces
(E) though there is no certainty as to the expenditure of money in large sums producing

Between C) and D) , D) sounds better
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14 Sep 2008, 08:33
ssandeepan wrote:
Distinguished architecture requires the expenditure of large sums of money, even if it is by no means certain that the expenditure of large sums of money produce distinguished architecture.
(A) even if it is by no means certain that the expenditure of large sums of money produce
(B) even if it is by no means certain that the expenditure of large sums of money will produce
(C) even though there is no certainty that the expenditure of money in large sums produces -> it appears to say we are spending money for large sums
(D) even though it is by no means certain that the expenditure of large sums of money produces -> BEST
(E) though there is no certainty as to the expenditure of money in large sums producing

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