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# Usage of Although and Despite..pls help

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13 Dec 2011, 07:29
After the Colonial period’s 50 percent mortality rate, life expectancy improved for children, but as late as the nineteenth century about one child in three died before reaching the age of six.

(A) After the Colonial period’s 50 percent mortality rate, life expectancy improved for children, but
(B) Even though children’s life expectancy, which improved over the Colonial period’s 50 percent mortality rate,
(C) Although life expectancy for children improved after the Colonial period, during which the mortality rate was 50 percent,
(D) While there was an improvement in life expectancy for children after the 50 percent mortality rate of the Colonial period, still
(E) Despite children’s life expectancy improvement from the Colonial period’s 50 percent mortality rate,

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13 Dec 2011, 08:10
Primarily, please underline the proper part in SC questions. The lack of an underline creates a lot of problems to understand the problem and even more to solve it.

The correct answer, IMO, is C. The sentence is properly constructed and makes sense.
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15 Dec 2011, 22:35
i too support C.
E, the next closest ans, changes the meaning of statement.

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15 Jan 2012, 12:10
yea, C for me as well! despite and although can render different meanings for the sentence.

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