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# With three decades of intensive research and experimentation

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Senior Manager
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28 Aug 2017, 17:05
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With three decades of intensive research and experimentation, automotive engineers still find the goal of a practical, non-polluting electrical car an elusive one.

A. With
B. Despite
C. Following
D. Having spent.
E. As a result of
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28 Aug 2017, 19:45
DharLog wrote:
With three decades of intensive research and experimentation, automotive engineers still find the goal of a practical, non-polluting electrical car an elusive one.

A. With
B. Despite
C. Following
D. Having spent.
E. As a result of

In order to show contrast in first part, we need to use DESPITE. None of the other options highlights such contrast. Hence Answer B.
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28 Aug 2017, 21:51
will go with B here ...we need to show contrast...
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28 Aug 2017, 23:17
IMO: D
Need to modify "automotive engineers" who have spent the time in R&D.

As The contrast is visible by "still"

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29 Aug 2017, 03:33
DharLog wrote:
With three decades of intensive research and experimentation, automotive engineers still find the goal of a practical, non-polluting electrical car an elusive one.

A. With
B. Despite
C. Following
D. Having spent.
E. As a result of

narrowed to B and D ...
in D, having spent modifies the automotive engineers... but the contrast is missing,,,

B is the right fit
Re: With three decades of intensive research and experimentation   [#permalink] 29 Aug 2017, 03:33
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