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Q Two new studies indicate that many people become obese [#permalink]
01 Dec 2004, 10:23
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Two new studies indicate that many people become obese due to the fact that their bodies burn calories than overeating.
b due to thier bodies burning calories too slwoly than to eating too much
c because their bodies burn calories too slowly than that they are overeaters
d because their bodies burn calories too slowly than because they eat too much.
e because of their bodies burning calories too slowly than because of thier eating too much.
My understanding has always been that b/w 'due to' and 'because', 'because' wins most time - similar logic as 'instead of' is the underdog compared to 'rather than' OR, 'if' is not the GMAT choice and 'whether' is the GMAT choice.
I think Newkid has given some notes for what 'due to' means. But 'due to means 'attributable to' - If remember OG well. So, if you frame the sentence with that, it will seem awkward.
D and E is the shortlist - both have good parallelism. 'Parallelism' and 'comparison' goes hand in gloves. So, any comparitive sentence most likely will need 'parallelism' to be maintained.
E is not ok because - 'their bodies' refer to peoples' bodies - the possesive pronoun. HOWEVER, 'their eating' does not fit the possessive pronoun well. Read it this way 'peoples' eating' - surely sounds terrible.
D is best...'more because......than because..' - parallel. Also, 'their bodies' and 'they eat' - 'they' rightly referring to 'people'.