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Though without understanding a word of what is being said, savvy communicators can follow a conversation in a foreign language by interpreting tone of voice and body language.

(A) Though without understanding a word of what is being said, savvy communicators
(B) Without understanding a word of what is being said, savvy communicators
(C) Even though the person has not understood a word of what is being said, a savvy communicator
(D) Even when the person has not understood a word that is being said, savvy communicators
(E) In spite of not understanding a word of what is being said, a savvy communicator

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Though without understanding a word of what is being said, savvy communicators can follow a conversation in a foreign language by interpreting tone of voice and body language.

(A) Though without understanding a word of what is being said, savvy communicators
(B) Without understanding a word of what is being said, savvy communicators
(C) Even though the person has not understood a word of what is being said, a savvy communicator
(D) Even when the person has not understood a word that is being said, savvy communicators
(E) In spite of not understanding a word of what is being said, a savvy communicator-B better


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The original sentence is wordy. We do not need to use though. Without shows the contest elegantly. One more tip if we flip the sentence we can get to answer very quickly.
savvy communicators,Without understanding a word of what is being said,

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C and D unnecessarily add ‘the person’. It is unclear to whom ‘the person’ refers.
A incorrectly adds ‘though’. B is shorter and simpler than E. Choice B is the correct
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baru wrote:
Though without understanding a word of what is being said, savvy communicators can follow a conversation in a foreign language by interpreting tone of voice and body language.

(A) Though without understanding a word of what is being said, savvy communicators
(B) Without understanding a word of what is being said, savvy communicators
(C) Even though the person has not understood a word of what is being said, a savvy communicator
(D) Even when the person has not understood a word that is being said, savvy communicators
(E) In spite of not understanding a word of what is being said, a savvy communicator


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C and D unnecessarily add ‘the person’. It is unclear to whom ‘the person’ refers. A incorrectly adds ‘though’. B is shorter and simpler than E. Choice B is the correct answer.
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