A. constant moisture leakage into cables is magnified due to----- the correct answer, with three phenomena being parallel with each other and modifying the cables commonly
B. constant cable moisture leakage is magnified as a result of there being --- there being the large number is not acceptable
C. constantly leaking moisture into cables is magnified as a consequence of there being ---same as in B
D. moisture leaks constantly into cables is magnified because--- the sub clause is a fragment.
E. cables with constant moisture leakage is magnified as a result of ------- It is not clear what the rust in, the corrosion of objectify, since the cables have now become a separate factor itself.
Don't you think that use of "Due to" is incorrect in the original option A as DUE TO is modifying an Action or a clause instead of a Noun. I know that remaining options have errors in one way or other.
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I'm not terribly fond of this question, but the use of "due to
" is perfectly correct. "Due to
" is a preposition, and as such, it needs to be followed by either a noun or something behaving as a noun (a gerund or a substantive clause
In this sentence, the structure doesn't even get that fancy. In the first part of the sentence we have the parallel construction ---- "due to rust ... (due to) corrosion ... (due to) constant moisture leakage ...
" ---- those are three nouns. At the end of the sentence, we have "due to the large number of
..." ---- "number
" is also a noun. The word "leakage
" describes an action, but itself is a noun. It's all legit here.
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