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GMAT Club Grammar Book Due to the fact that there are many [#permalink] New post 28 Dec 2012, 10:03
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Due to the fact that there are many sensitive equipments and dangerous chemicals in the
lab, undergraduates are not permitted there without supervision.
a) Due to the fact that there are many sensitive equipments and dangerous chemicals
b) Because there is much sensitive equipment and many dangerous chemicals
c) Since there is sensitive equipment and much dangerous chemicals
d) Existing much sensitive equipment and many dangerous chemicals there
e) Be it that there are much sensitive equipment and dangerous chemicals
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Re: Subject Verb agreement/Determiners of Quantitiy [#permalink] New post 28 Dec 2012, 22:18
Can you explain me why A it's not correct please?
I thought that equipment was singular so why we have MUCH?
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Re: GMAT Club Grammar Book Due to the fact that there are many [#permalink] New post 30 Aug 2013, 10:47
I think A is correct. It doesn't make sense to put much before equipments.

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Re: GMAT Club Grammar Book Due to the fact that there are many [#permalink] New post 30 Aug 2013, 12:28
[quote="sanjaykvbsingh"]I think A is correct. It doesn't make sense to put much before equipments.

'because of' answers WHY questions

'due to' answers WHAT questions

"Due to" does modify nouns, but it's typically used after the verb "to be."
For example, "The team's win today was due to better conditioning."
What was the cause of the team's win today?
OR
What was the team's win today due to?
>> better conditioning (noun)


so in this question ask yourself what sounds better

why undergraduates are not permitted in the lab without supervision

or
what is the cause for which the undergraduates are not permitted in the lab ?

i guess " why" is a better question thus because is preferred over due to and option b is a better answer
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Re: GMAT Club Grammar Book Due to the fact that there are many [#permalink] New post 31 Aug 2013, 02:40
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You can find a very good explanation for which vs due to in the gmatclub blogs when you search.

I chose B over A because equipment is collective noun like army, furniture etc. So use of plural equipments in A is wrong.
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Re: GMAT Club Grammar Book Due to the fact that there are many [#permalink] New post 31 Aug 2013, 13:09
B is a weird choice!

Equipments are countable hence "many" should be used. In addition, "many sensitive equipments" AND "dangerous chemicals" should use plural verb.
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Re: GMAT Club Grammar Book Due to the fact that there are many [#permalink] New post 28 Nov 2013, 00:04
Best option is A,

Due to the fact that there are many sensitive equipments and dangerous chemicals in the
lab, undergraduates are not permitted there without supervision.
a) Due to the fact that there are many sensitive equipments and dangerous chemicals
b) Because there is much sensitive equipment and many dangerous chemicals --> verb is wrong must be are, bcz we have compound noun here.
c) Since there is sensitive equipment and much dangerous chemicals ->> again is
d) Existing much sensitive equipment and many dangerous chemicals there --> participle with no proper aim.
e) Be it that there are much sensitive equipment and dangerous chemicals --> weird be it that
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Re: GMAT Club Grammar Book Due to the fact that there are many [#permalink] New post 01 Jul 2014, 22:08
Can some body please correct the OA of this question. I marked A and it states incorrect .
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Re: GMAT Club Grammar Book Due to the fact that there are many [#permalink] New post 02 Jul 2014, 05:45
Equipment is uncountable. There is no such word as "equipments". So, clearly 'A' is wrong.
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Re: GMAT Club Grammar Book Due to the fact that there are many [#permalink] New post 03 Jul 2014, 20:19
I gone through the GMAT grammar book the main reason to choose B over A is the usage of because over due to.
Because is followed by clause - subject and verb whereas Due to is followed by noun clause. Which is incorrect here.

If experts explain this better it will help us.

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