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Friends, I have a doubt regarding a sentence correction [#permalink] New post 27 Sep 2009, 12:43
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Friends,

I have a doubt regarding a sentence correction question that I came across in the Official Guide's Verbal Review. The correct answer for this question is 'D' and I have no issues with that. But, my doubt is regarding an explanation of the answer choice 'B'. Please see below -

Question # 98 (Sentence Correction. Question & Explanation on Page 299)

Two new studies indicate that many people become obese more due to the fact that their bodies burn calories too slowly than overeating.

Answers:
(a) original statement
(b) due to their bodies burning calories too slowly than to eating too much.
(c) incorrect choice
(d) because their bodies burn calories too slowly than because they eat too much.
(e) incorrect choice.

The correct answer is D.

Explanation for answer choice B.
Due to is not the correct idiom; the two parts of the comparison are not parallel.

I agree Due to is not the correct idiom. But I am not sure why the two parts of the comparison are not parallel.
Aren't 'Due to their bodies burning calories too slowly' and '(due) to eating too much' parallel? I am lost here.

Can anyone shed some light on this. Thx.
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Re: Verbal Review SC Question - Official Guide [#permalink] New post 27 Sep 2009, 22:37
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Friends,

I have a doubt regarding a sentence correction question that I came across in the Official Guide's Verbal Review. The correct answer for this question is 'D' and I have no issues with that. But, my doubt is regarding an explanation of the answer choice 'B'. Please see below -

Question # 98 (Sentence Correction. Question & Explanation on Page 299)

Two new studies indicate that many people become obese more due to the fact that their bodies burn calories too slowly than overeating.

Answers:
(a) original statement
(b) due to their bodies burning calories too slowly than to eating too much.
(c) incorrect choice
(d) because their bodies burn calories too slowly than because they eat too much.
(e) incorrect choice.

The correct answer is D.

Explanation for answer choice B.
Due to is not the correct idiom; the two parts of the comparison are not parallel.

I agree Due to is not the correct idiom. But I am not sure why the two parts of the comparison are not parallel.
Aren't 'Due to their bodies burning calories too slowly' and '(due) to eating too much' parallel? I am lost here.

Can anyone shed some light on this. Thx.


ok. The original statement seems awkward and redundant cuz it has "due to the fact", so it's out. I don't like D either. First, it has two "because", which doesn't make look like the right answer. Usually these kind of answers are not the correct ones, so I'll drop this as well. B is not perfect to me either, but still it's better than the option D with two "because".
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Re: Verbal Review SC Question - Official Guide [#permalink] New post 27 Sep 2009, 22:53
If I didn’t know the answer I would have chosen B as well. I think that a second “due to” would not be necessary.

But in terms of the OA I think you answered your own question. Option B does not explicitly state “due to eating too much” it only states “eating too much”. Option D states “more because A than because B” which makes them parallel.

I guess the lesson to learn is that from a GMAT perspective parallelism requires that all constructs are parallel, since this question is from the OG.
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Re: Verbal Review SC Question - Official Guide [#permalink] New post 28 Sep 2009, 01:49
hmm interesting. I guess in GMAT sometimes you have to choose longer and more awkward answers cuz they are parallel...
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Re: Verbal Review SC Question - Official Guide [#permalink] New post 04 May 2011, 21:35
Phoenix9 wrote:
Friends,

I have a doubt regarding a sentence correction question that I came across in the Official Guide's Verbal Review. The correct answer for this question is 'D' and I have no issues with that. But, my doubt is regarding an explanation of the answer choice 'B'. Please see below -

Question # 98 (Sentence Correction. Question & Explanation on Page 299)

Two new studies indicate that many people become obese more due to the fact that their bodies burn calories too slowly than overeating.

Answers:
(a) original statement
(b) due to their bodies burning calories too slowly than to eating too much.
(c) incorrect choice
(d) because their bodies burn calories too slowly than because they eat too much.
(e) incorrect choice.

The correct answer is D.

Explanation for answer choice B.
Due to is not the correct idiom; the two parts of the comparison are not parallel.

I agree Due to is not the correct idiom. But I am not sure why the two parts of the comparison are not parallel.
Aren't 'Due to their bodies burning calories too slowly' and '(due) to eating too much' parallel? I am lost here.

Can anyone shed some light on this. Thx.


Actually I have a small doubt on B, to make it exactly parallel the construction should be:

Two new studies indicate that many people become obese more

due to their bodies burning calories too slowly than
[due to] their bodies eating too much.

And now I feel this is awkward, as our body does not eat itself. We as people eat, so I would have preferred they here.

Now analyse D.

Two new studies indicate that many people become obese more

because their bodies burn calories too slowly than
because they eat too much.

That looks better to me and so I think D is better option. :)
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Re: Verbal Review SC Question - Official Guide [#permalink] New post 05 May 2011, 00:17
Between B and D, B misses the parallelism after than.
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