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Re: SC-Four generations of Americans [#permalink] New post 09 Mar 2011, 12:13
"as a result of the comic strips having appeal" is a lot wordier than "because of the appeal of comic strips", and answer D conveys the same if not less in meaning.
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Re: SC-Four generations of Americans [#permalink] New post 04 Jul 2011, 01:13
Between B and E.. went with B.. but GMAT uses since only with time frames??? Did not know that..
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Re: SC-Four generations of Americans [#permalink] New post 04 Jul 2011, 08:21
Four generations of Americans have developed the habit of reading daily newspapers due to the comic strips being appealing.

a) due to the comic strips being appealing due to should be used where it means caused by
b) because of the appeal of the comic strips Hold
(c) for the fact of the comic strip's appeal
d) as a result of the comic strips having appeal awkward
(e) since the comic strips were appealing
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Re: SC-Four generations of Americans [#permalink] New post 04 Jul 2011, 08:40
because of ... for verb 'reading'.. so B.
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Re: Four generations of Americans have developed the habit of [#permalink] New post 09 Mar 2012, 10:42
Because of was the best choice for me.
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Re: Four generations of Americans have developed the habit of [#permalink] New post 09 Mar 2012, 19:59
B is the winner here.

"due to" is only correct if it can be replaced by "caused by" in the sentence and the resulting sentence makes sense.

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Re: Four generations of Americans have developed the habit of [#permalink] New post 09 Mar 2012, 20:45
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Four generations of Americans have developed the habit of reading daily newspapers due to the comic strips being appealing.
(A) due to the comic strips being appealing
(B) because of the appeal of the comic strips
(C) for the fact of the comic strip's appeal
(D) as a result of the comic strips having appeal
(E) since the comic strips were appealing


In A: due to --> as a result of which is OK. But problem lies in "being appealing" Why do you need being here?
In B: Correct
In C: Changes the meaning completely. For the fact of something is not the same as because of something or due to something. So, Wrong.
In D: as a result of the comic strips having appeal. This is wrong because the meaning here is a incomplete. Comic strips having appeal? So you mean to say that Comic Strips don't have an appeal anymore. Next question, When exactly were the comic strips having appeal? Because Having means past progressive. So, it could be for a short while between the second and third generation, which means it didn't exactly influence the fourth generation's reading habits. So, a lot of confusion here.
In E: Since introduces ambiguity of time. Since should be used to indicate a point of time after which some other event happened. So, wrong.
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Re: Four generations of Americans have developed the habit of [#permalink] New post 09 Mar 2012, 23:52
Clearly B.

Because of answers the "why" question and sue to answers the "what" question
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Re: Four generations of Americans have developed the habit of [#permalink] New post 10 Mar 2012, 04:48
Due to can only be used when it can be replaced by caused by
IMO B.
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Re: Four generations of Americans have developed the habit of [#permalink] New post 12 Mar 2013, 06:40
Why A is wrong ? I was hesitant between A and B
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Re: Four generations of Americans have developed the habit of [#permalink] New post 12 Mar 2013, 13:07
Hi TheNona

A is wrong because:

DUE TO:
“due to” is typically used after the verb “to be”. For example: His failure is due to his laziness.

BECAUSE OF:
This phrase modifies the verb. For example: He failed because of his laziness.

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Re: SC-Four generations of Americans [#permalink] New post 27 Feb 2014, 07:36
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as a result of the comic strips having appeal
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Four generations of Americans have developed the habit of reading daily newspapers due to the comic strips being appealing.

(A) due to the comic strips being appealing
(B) because of the appeal of the comic strips
(C) for the fact of the comic strip's appeal
(D) as a result of the comic strips having appeal
(E) since the comic strips were appealing

In this question Option "A" and "D" can never be correct because -
A) due TO X - X must be a noun phrase only , while option has noun (..strips) + participle (being..)
D) as a result OF X - X must be a noun phrase only, while option has noun (..strpis) + participle (having..)

These are unacceptable to GMAT.
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