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Q Two new studies indicate that many people become obese

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Q Two new studies indicate that many people become obese [#permalink] New post 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.

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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.

when do you use because vs due to?
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 [#permalink] New post 01 Dec 2004, 11:02
Welcome to the club Sanjay.

Great question from OG. I always end up getting this one wrong. This time was no different. :cry:
Answer is D.

From Spideys notes of test magic:

Due to means "caused by".
It should only be used if it can be substituted with "caused by"
It does not mean the same thing as "because of."

Incorrect: The game was postponed due to rain.

Correct: The game was postponed because of rain.
Correct: The game's postponement was due to rain.

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 [#permalink] New post 01 Dec 2004, 11:24
thanks NEWKID

can i get a copy of these sideys notes ?

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 [#permalink] New post 01 Dec 2004, 12:39
Go to http://www.sentencecorrection.com
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Rohit's Sentence Correction Notes.

Even in this gmat club forum, go to Verbal Lesson dicsssion.
You'll get good notes there.(Anand's).
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 [#permalink] New post 01 Dec 2004, 13:10
This one is bad. Got me in full. Apart from due to & because of should also watch out for parallel structure.

I need to repeat this 100 times.
"many people" requires pronoun they not their hence E is wrong.
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 [#permalink] New post 01 Dec 2004, 13:13
b is my quess...others do not sound convincing....
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 [#permalink] New post 01 Dec 2004, 17:44
I would also go for B.
But one quick question for Praveen,
What do u mean by this statement:

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"many people" requires pronoun they not their


It will be great if you can give an example, illustrating this usage.

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 [#permalink] New post 02 Dec 2004, 04:35
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'.
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Re: Q Two new studies indicate that many people become obese [#permalink] New post 07 Jan 2013, 02:19
(E) because of their bodies burning calories too slowly than because of their eating too much


burning is acting as an adjective ( participle ) and eating is acting as a gerund.. hence this is not parallel..

To make burning a gerund, you would need bodies' instead of bodies..

Experts please confirm. .
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