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With three decades of intensive research and experimentation

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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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New post 28 Aug 2017, 18:45
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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New post 28 Aug 2017, 20:51
will go with B here ...we need to show contrast...

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New post 28 Aug 2017, 22:17
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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New post 29 Aug 2017, 02:33
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

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