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# With only 5 percent of the world's population, United States

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With only 5 percent of the world's population, United States citizens consume 28 percent of its nonrenewable resources, drive more than one-third of its automobiles, and use 21 times more water per capita than Europeans do.
(A) With
(B) As
(C) Being
(D) Despite having
(E) Although accounting for
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14 Mar 2006, 07:40
I think its E. Although accounting for correctly modifies "united states citizens" I think.
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14 Mar 2006, 07:41
B & C are clearly out.
D is unidiomatic

Between A & E, I would go for E
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14 Mar 2006, 07:44
A is out, sice it would be used if we were modifying "United States". But we are modifying "United states citizens".
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14 Mar 2006, 07:47
You're right, it's E.
I didn't see the point that A and D don't match with citizens.

It's a nice explanation, thanks.
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14 Mar 2006, 07:55
Thanks Karl. My gmat is trow morning. So nice to hear positive feedback
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14 Mar 2006, 11:31
E/
Need contrast A,B and C are out.
D is out...having...?!

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With only 5 percent of the world's population, United States citizens consume 28 percent of its nonrenewable resources, drive more than one-third of its automobiles, and use 21 times more water per capita than Europeans do.
(A) With
(B) As
(C) Being
(D) Despite having
(E) Although accounting for
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14 Mar 2006, 13:05

Shouldn't we use a sentence after "although" ?
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14 Mar 2006, 14:39
E, the best answer, correctly modifes "United States Citizens"
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14 Mar 2006, 19:18
E is the best choice. 'although' suggest that the following facts do not correlate with the population.
14 Mar 2006, 19:18
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