Four generations of Americans have developed the habit of : GMAT Sentence Correction (SC) - Page 2
Find all School-related info fast with the new School-Specific MBA Forum

 It is currently 02 Dec 2016, 10:35

### GMAT Club Daily Prep

#### Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

# Events & Promotions

###### Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

# Four generations of Americans have developed the habit of

Author Message
TAGS:

### Hide Tags

Intern
Joined: 29 Jul 2010
Posts: 34
Location: San Francisco, CA
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 2 [0], given: 0

Re: SC-Four generations of Americans [#permalink]

### Show Tags

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.
Manager
Joined: 06 Sep 2010
Posts: 121
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 4 [0], given: 6

Re: SC-Four generations of Americans [#permalink]

### Show Tags

04 Jul 2011, 01:13
Between B and E.. went with B.. but GMAT uses since only with time frames??? Did not know that..
Manager
Status: He who asks is a fool for five minutes, but he who does not ask remains a fool forever
Joined: 20 Aug 2010
Posts: 101
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 6 [0], given: 2

Re: SC-Four generations of Americans [#permalink]

### Show Tags

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
Senior Manager
Joined: 24 Mar 2011
Posts: 457
Location: Texas
Followers: 5

Kudos [?]: 154 [0], given: 20

Re: SC-Four generations of Americans [#permalink]

### Show Tags

04 Jul 2011, 08:40
because of ... for verb 'reading'.. so B.
Manager
Joined: 02 Feb 2012
Posts: 195
Location: United States
GPA: 3.08
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 5 [0], given: 104

Re: Four generations of Americans have developed the habit of [#permalink]

### Show Tags

09 Mar 2012, 10:42
Because of was the best choice for me.
Director
Status: Prep started for the n-th time
Joined: 29 Aug 2010
Posts: 707
Followers: 6

Kudos [?]: 160 [0], given: 37

Re: Four generations of Americans have developed the habit of [#permalink]

### Show Tags

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.

Crick
Senior Manager
Joined: 08 Jun 2010
Posts: 397
Location: United States
Concentration: General Management, Finance
GMAT 1: 680 Q50 V32
Followers: 3

Kudos [?]: 86 [1] , given: 13

Re: Four generations of Americans have developed the habit of [#permalink]

### Show Tags

09 Mar 2012, 20:45
1
KUDOS
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.
Manager
Joined: 06 Jun 2011
Posts: 157
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 59 [0], given: 15

Re: Four generations of Americans have developed the habit of [#permalink]

### Show Tags

09 Mar 2012, 23:52
Clearly B.

Because of answers the "why" question and sue to answers the "what" question
Director
Status: Enjoying the GMAT journey....
Joined: 26 Aug 2011
Posts: 735
Location: India
GMAT 1: 620 Q49 V24
Followers: 71

Kudos [?]: 498 [0], given: 264

Re: Four generations of Americans have developed the habit of [#permalink]

### Show Tags

10 Mar 2012, 04:48
Due to can only be used when it can be replaced by caused by
IMO B.
_________________

Fire the final bullet only when you are constantly hitting the Bull's eye, till then KEEP PRACTICING.

A WAY TO INCREASE FROM QUANT 35-40 TO 47 : http://gmatclub.com/forum/a-way-to-increase-from-q35-40-to-q-138750.html

Q 47/48 To Q 50 + http://gmatclub.com/forum/the-final-climb-quest-for-q-50-from-q47-129441.html#p1064367

Three good RC strategies http://gmatclub.com/forum/three-different-strategies-for-attacking-rc-127287.html

Manager
Joined: 12 Dec 2012
Posts: 230
GMAT 1: 540 Q36 V28
GMAT 2: 550 Q39 V27
GMAT 3: 620 Q42 V33
GPA: 2.82
WE: Human Resources (Health Care)
Followers: 4

Kudos [?]: 76 [0], given: 181

Re: Four generations of Americans have developed the habit of [#permalink]

### Show Tags

12 Mar 2013, 06:40
Why A is wrong ? I was hesitant between A and B
_________________

My RC Recipe
http://gmatclub.com/forum/the-rc-recipe-149577.html

My Problem Takeaway Template
http://gmatclub.com/forum/the-simplest-problem-takeaway-template-150646.html

Verbal Forum Moderator
Joined: 15 Jun 2012
Posts: 1153
Location: United States
Followers: 252

Kudos [?]: 2789 [0], given: 123

Re: Four generations of Americans have developed the habit of [#permalink]

### Show Tags

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.

Hope it's clear.

TheNona wrote:
Why A is wrong ? I was hesitant between A and B

_________________

Please +1 KUDO if my post helps. Thank you.

"Designing cars consumes you; it has a hold on your spirit which is incredibly powerful. It's not something you can do part time, you have do it with all your heart and soul or you're going to get it wrong."

Chris Bangle - Former BMW Chief of Design.

Manager
Joined: 20 Dec 2013
Posts: 104
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 68 [1] , given: 46

Re: SC-Four generations of Americans [#permalink]

### Show Tags

27 Feb 2014, 07:36
1
KUDOS
Zatarra wrote:
Can some one explain why is
as a result of the comic strips having appeal
is wrong

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.
Hope it helps.
_________________

Best
MKS
Appreciate it with Kudos !!

GMAT Club Legend
Joined: 01 Oct 2013
Posts: 10434
Followers: 882

Kudos [?]: 191 [0], given: 0

Re: Four generations of Americans have developed the habit of [#permalink]

### Show Tags

16 Sep 2015, 00:42
Hello from the GMAT Club VerbalBot!

Thanks to another GMAT Club member, I have just discovered this valuable topic, yet it had no discussion for over a year. I am now bumping it up - doing my job. I think you may find it valuable (esp those replies with Kudos).

Want to see all other topics I dig out? Follow me (click follow button on profile). You will receive a summary of all topics I bump in your profile area as well as via email.
Re: Four generations of Americans have developed the habit of   [#permalink] 16 Sep 2015, 00:42

Go to page   Previous    1   2   [ 33 posts ]

Similar topics Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
Like many others of his generation of Native American 2 09 Mar 2011, 08:38
After more than four decades of research and development, a 5 30 Mar 2009, 09:08
After more than four decades of research and development, a 5 14 Nov 2008, 22:17
1 After more than four decades of research and development, a 12 19 Apr 2008, 08:20
Like many others of his generation of Native American 2 01 Dec 2007, 16:41
Display posts from previous: Sort by

# Four generations of Americans have developed the habit of

 Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group and phpBB SEO Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.