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# The original employees hired, who had been there over twenty

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The original employees hired, who had been there over twenty years, were fiercely loyal to the firm, and it offered no retirement benefits or profit sharing to any employees.

(A) and it offered no
(B) and it offered neither
(C) still it offered no
(D) though it offered no
(E) though it offered neither
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23 Nov 2006, 14:39
D. Can't be E because missing neither-nor. Others are plain wrong.
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23 Nov 2006, 19:53
D for me.

"neither" must be complemented by "nor". So, (B) and (E) are out.

The sentence is trying to explain an opposite scenario (i.e. Why this eventhough that). Hence, to retain the original meaning of the sentence, only (D) is available.
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24 Nov 2006, 00:37
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D for me.

"neither" must be complemented by "nor". So, (B) and (E) are out.

The sentence is trying to explain an opposite scenario (i.e. Why this eventhough that). Hence, to retain the original meaning of the sentence, only (D) is available.

Thanks for your explaination. Just want to know why not C here ?
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24 Nov 2006, 00:39
arjsingh1976 wrote:
Hang Tuah wrote:
D for me.

"neither" must be complemented by "nor". So, (B) and (E) are out.

The sentence is trying to explain an opposite scenario (i.e. Why this eventhough that). Hence, to retain the original meaning of the sentence, only (D) is available.

Thanks for your explaination. Just want to know why not C here ?

you got 2 sentences in C.

still is just an adverb. it can't connect 2 sentences.
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05 May 2008, 04:54
–conjunction 18. and yet; but yet; nevertheless: It was futile, still they fought.

so it can be used as a conjuction

source dictionary.com
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