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Even though the highly populated cluster of states that comprise the Northeast subregion of the United States provides most of the country's financial and governmental services, it yields less than 10% of the entire country's food supply.

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States provides most of the country's financial and governmental services, it yields

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States provides most of the country's financial and governmental services, they yield
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States is the provider for most of the country's financial and governmental services, and it yields
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States, providing most of the country's financial and governmental services, nonetheless yields

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States, by providing most of the country's financial and governmental services, yet they yield

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IMO A

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IMO A, Type: Pronoun error

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A works.

B - "they" is incorrect because the subject is "cluster", not "states".

C - is wrong because the logic doesn;t work: "even though A...and B" doesn't make sense. "Even though" sets up a contrast, but "and" is a continuation.

D - has no verb

E - has several errors, the most obvious is the use of "they"

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IMO - A

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+1 for A.

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OA A

Can somebody tell me d problem wid D..


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Here is the sentence with D inserted.

Even though the highly populated cluster of states that comprise the Northeast subregion of the United States, providing most of the country's financial and governmental services, nonetheless yields less than 10% of the entire country's food supply.

All of these clauses are dependent. You either need to add an independent clause at the end, or build a subject into the final clause so that it can stand by itself.

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I eliminated D because,

Even though the highly populated cluster of states that comprise the Northeast subregion of the United States, providing most of the country's financial and governmental services, nonetheless yields less than 10% of the entire country's food supply.

I felt that providing does not have a clear antecedent. I mean it could either have cluster or the subregion as an antecedent. (Assumption - verb+ing will modify the subject of previous clause)

Is my reasoning proper?

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D is a fragment. There's no subject for "yield"; the present participle "providing" is ambiguous.

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[quote="Tani Wolff - Kaplan"]Here is the sentence with D inserted.

Even though the highly populated cluster of states that comprise the Northeast subregion of the United States, providing most of the country's financial and governmental services, nonetheless yields less than 10% of the entire country's food supply.

All of these clauses are dependent. You either need to add an independent clause at the end, or build a subject into the final clause so that it can stand by itself.[/quote]

Whether the use of 'even though' and 'nonetheless' is proper?

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