English

Recently there have been government cutbacks in funds. Experts foresee steady hiring in the government’s future. 

a. Despite recent government cutbacks in funds, experts foresee steady hiring in the government’s future.
b. Whereupon recent government cutbacks in funds, experts foresee steady hiring in the government’s future.
c. So that there have been recent government cutbacks in funds, experts foresee steady hiring in the government’s future.
d. Nonetheless, there have been recent government cutbacks in funds, experts foresee steady hiring in the government’s future.
  1. a. The word despite establishes a logical connection between the main and subordinate clauses. Whereupon and so that (choices b and c) make no sense. Choice d is both illogical and ungrammatical.

Test ID: 72
Source: 501 Grammar and Writing Questions