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due to [#permalink] New post 27 Jan 2004, 19:15
More than ever paper is expected to be recycled this year due to new mandatory recycling laws in municipalities across the nation.

(A) More than ever, paper is expected to be recycled this year
(B) It is expected that more paper than ever will be recycled this year than previously and that is
(C) The paper expected to be recycled this year is more than ever
(D) The amount of paper that will be recycled this year is expected to be greater than ever
(E) A great increase in the amount of paper that will be recycled this year is
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 [#permalink] New post 27 Jan 2004, 19:28
I will go for D.
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 [#permalink] New post 28 Jan 2004, 07:02
What is wrong with A ??
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 [#permalink] New post 28 Jan 2004, 07:10
Vote for D.

"The AMOUNT OF paper... is expected to be greater..." sounds good.
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 [#permalink] New post 28 Jan 2004, 21:04
D from me too...

The key word here is 'amount'....

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 [#permalink] New post 29 Jan 2004, 22:51
why not e? im confused between d and e .the phrase 'amount of paper' is in e too!
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 [#permalink] New post 29 Jan 2004, 23:07
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why not e? im confused between d and e .the phrase 'amount of paper' is in e too!
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another vote for "please, explain!" :wink: i also doubt between (d) and (e)
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 [#permalink] New post 29 Jan 2004, 23:27
BTW, the given answer is E.

Their explanation: "due to" is a predicate complement/an adjective
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 [#permalink] New post 30 Jan 2004, 05:44
I believe E is more concise and clear. I missed it completely.
Also greater than ever is redundant. I pounced on the word "amount" and didnt even bother to scan E.

Also greater amount does not sound correct. Great increase ( for non countable nouns ) sounds correct.
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Re: due to [#permalink] New post 18 Oct 2012, 22:55
More than ever, paper is expected to be recycled this year due to new mandatory recycling laws in municipalities across the nation.

(A) More than ever, paper is expected to be recycled this year
(B) It is expected that more paper than ever will be recycled this year than previously and that is
(C) The paper expected to be recycled this year is more than ever
(D) The amount of paper that will be recycled this year is expected to be greater than ever
(E) A great increase in the amount of paper that will be recycled this year is


First of all, we need to recognize that 'due to' modifies a noun and cannot modify an action. Functionally, 'due to' is an Adjectival.
In this question, ask yourself what is 'due to new mandatory recycling laws...'? The answer should be something - a noun.
Choice A is ruled out because 'due to' can't modify the action (verb) - 'expected'.
Choice B has the ambiguous pronoun 'that is due to...'. ELIMINATE.
Choice C illogically means the paper ... is due to. ELIMINATE.
Choice D illogically means 'the amount of paper...is due to...' ELIMINATE.
Choice E rightly states- The increase in X is due to...
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Re: due to [#permalink] New post 30 Oct 2012, 19:43
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(E) would be better stated as "The great increase" rather than "A great increase". The intention of the sentence is to focus on one specific increase that is happening...not a general increase.

The intended meaning of the greatest increase "ever" is also lost with (E). It simply states the direction but misses out on the relative magnitude of that increase.

That's why (E) has some issues.
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Re: due to [#permalink] New post 30 Oct 2012, 20:16
sub in "caused by" for "due to" and you are left between B and E. B compares an adverb to a noun: previously to this year. That is why I'm going with E.
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