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# With only 12% of the hounds in the annual dog competition trials,the 2

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With only 12% of the hounds in the annual dog competition trials,the 200 year old shipman kennel won 42% of the awards,stunning dog handlers,judges and observers alike.

A. With
B. As
C. Being
D. Despite having
E. Although accounting for

Please explain on what grounds are the incorrect options eliminated as i can narrow it down to d and e but chose the wrong one out of the two.
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06 Aug 2014, 12:59
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Q.With only 12% of the hounds in the annual dog competition trials,the 200 year old shipman kennel won 42% of the awards,stunning dog handlers,judges and observers alike.

a.With
b. As
c. Being
d. Despite having
e. Although accounting for

Please explain on what grounds are the incorrect options eliminated as i can narrow it down to d and e but chose the wrong one out of the two.

Since you were able to narrow it down to d and e, lets pick it up from there. I would try to share my view on this. Let me know if this resonates with your thinking.
Despite having only 12%... to me this appears as something like 12% of the dogs of the competition is what all the Kennel had... however the logical interpretation suggests that 12% of the total participation was from the Kennel mentioned. Hence, to represent it for idiomatically and correctly, Although accounting for... makes more sense to justify the participation representation.

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06 Aug 2014, 18:04
For this question the deciding point is logical coherence and contrast rather than Grammar. I think a and E are close contenders. Although both A and E are correct but E brings out the contrast more vividly
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With only 12% of the hounds in the annual dog competition trials,the 200 year old shipman kennel won 42% of the awards,stunning dog handlers,judges and observers alike.

a.With
b. As
c. Being
d. Despite having
e. Although accounting for

let's make the argument simple.
one of the dogs of a certain species, which account only for 12% of the hounds in annual competition trials, won the 42% of the awards.

we need a contrast. the low number is contrasted with the high awards.
d. despite having----> we need a subject after comma that makes sense with the verb-ing modifier having. who has 12% of the hounds??
e.although accounting for---> what was accounted for..? a certain species of the dog.
we can have the name of the dog species directly after the comma.

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27 Jul 2017, 05:15
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With only 12% of the hounds in the annual dog competition trials,the 200 year old shipman kennel won 42% of the awards,stunning dog handlers,judges and observers alike.

a.With
b. As
c. Being
d. Despite having
e. Although accounting for

let's make the argument simple.
one of the dogs of a certain species, which account only for 12% of the hounds in annual competition trials, won the 42% of the awards.

we need a contrast. the low number is contrasted with the high awards.
d. despite having----> we need a subject after comma that makes sense with the verb-ing modifier having. who has 12% of the hounds??
e.although accounting for---> what was accounted for..? a certain species of the dog.
we can have the name of the dog species directly after the comma.

hope it helps!

Ah, I thought the 200 year old shipmen kennel was a training group or something. Are you supposed to know that this is referring to a species of dog?
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27 Jul 2017, 07:35
bb61 wrote:
With only 12% of the hounds in the annual dog competition trials,the 200 year old shipman kennel won 42% of the awards,stunning dog handlers,judges and observers alike.

hope it helps!

Ah, I thought the 200 year old shipmen kennel was a training group or something. Are you supposed to know that this is referring to a species of dog?

Absolutely not....You just have to infer from the sentence.
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27 Jul 2017, 19:05
Forgive my ignorance but how are we supposed to infer from the sentence as to whether the passage is referring to a group of handlers or a breed of dog.

P.S I was under the impression that 'shipmen kennel' referred to some group of trainers

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27 Jul 2017, 20:42
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Forgive my ignorance but how are we supposed to infer from the sentence as to whether the passage is referring to a group of handlers or a breed of dog.

P.S I was under the impression that 'shipmen kennel' referred to some group of trainers
I suggest that you ignore this question and instead solve the official question that this question is based on.
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