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GMAT Sentence Correction 1-8

I’ve always wanted the Verbal Section of GMAT to be included in my English-learning portfolio, and today is the Day. I solved the Sentence Correction questions 1 to 8; 7 correct and 1 incorrect.

Reference: The Official Guide for GMAT® Verbal Review, 2nd Edition

3. However much United States voters may agree that there is waste in government and that the government as a whole spends beyond its means, it is difficult to find broad support for a movement towards a minimal state.

(A) However much United States voters may agree that
(B) Despite the agreement among United States voters to the fact
(C) Although United States voters agree
(D) Even though United States voters may agree
(E) There is agreement among United States voters that

Answer: (A)
After contemplation, I marked (D) although I wasn’t happy about my choice. I chose (D) instead of (C) because (C) doesn’t contain the modal “may” which appears in the part in question. The thing is, however, a remote “that-parallelism”. The sentence needs a parallelism of 1) that there is waste in… and 2) that the government as a whole…

Today I learned the remote “that-parallelism” in subordinate clauses.

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