Can some one explain why is
as a result of the comic strips having appeal
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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