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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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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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30 Aug 2013, 10:47
I think A is correct. It doesn't make sense to put much before equipments.

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[quote="sanjaykvbsingh"]I think A is correct. It doesn't make sense to put much before equipments.

"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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B for me.

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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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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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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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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02 Jul 2014, 05:45
Equipment is uncountable. There is no such word as "equipments". So, clearly 'A' is wrong.
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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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26 Apr 2016, 14:22
This is definetely A since ... equipments and ... chemicals would need a plural form

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29 Apr 2016, 11:06
knuckleduster wrote:
This is definetely A since ... equipments and ... chemicals would need a plural form

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"Equipment" does not have a plural form. "Equipments" is not a valid word.
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14 Sep 2016, 17:37
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This is definetely A since ... equipments and ... chemicals would need a plural form

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"Equipment" does not have a plural form. "Equipments" is not a valid word.

Does GMAT test such nuances? If so, is there a list that a test taker should be aware of?
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26 Oct 2016, 04:06
sayantanc2k wrote:
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This is definetely A since ... equipments and ... chemicals would need a plural form

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"Equipment" does not have a plural form. "Equipments" is not a valid word.

Hi sayantanc2k

I've got a quick question about whether a singular/plural verb should be used after "there" in the following sentences

1. There is/are a boy & a girl in the playground.

2. There is/are a boy, a girl & an old man in the playground.

3. There is/are a boy & two girls in the playground.

4. There is/are two girls & a boy in the playground.

While many would say "is" sounds better, does the grammar not say that "are" should be used ?

There is 'X' and 'Y'...
or
There are 'X' and 'Y' ...
Does it matter if X is plural? Does the singularity and plurality of 'X' affect the the verb?
Can you help me understand this nuance of this better, please?
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26 Oct 2016, 07:29
Hi,
Can you please specify the source of this? Because, Honestly I did not find any option correct. Most of us have confusion between A and B. Lets come to them one by one -

a) Due to the fact that there are many sensitive equipments and dangerous chemicals

This option is ambiguous because we can not say the whether the intended meaning is -

There are many sensitive equipments and There are dangerous chemicals - if this is the intended meaning then we are fine

or the meaning is
There are many sensitive equipment and There are many dangerous chemicals - if this is the intended meaning then the sentence is incorrect

b) Because there is much sensitive equipment and many dangerous chemicals

This is clearly incorrect because we need 'are' instead of 'is'.
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