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The impact of failures due to rust in, corrosion of, and

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The impact of failures due to rust in, corrosion of, and [#permalink] New post 30 Nov 2012, 03:48
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The impact of failures due to rust in, corrosion of, and constant moisture leakage into cables is magnified due to the large number of synthesis-imaging arrays in the field.

A. constant moisture leakage into cables is magnified due to
B. constant cable moisture leakage is magnified as a result of there being
C. constantly leaking moisture into cables is magnified as a consequence of there being
D. moisture leaks constantly into cables is magnified because
E. cables with constant moisture leakage is magnified as a result of
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Re: The impact of failures due to rust in [#permalink] New post 30 Nov 2012, 07:42
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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.
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Re: The impact of failures due to rust in [#permalink] New post 31 Jan 2013, 04:01
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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.



Hi Daagh,

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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Re: The impact of failures due to rust in [#permalink] New post 01 Feb 2013, 12:30
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daagh wrote:
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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Re: The impact of failures due to rust in, corrosion of, and [#permalink] New post 23 Feb 2014, 06:46
I think due to is not appropriate here.

(constant moisture leakage into cables) is magnified (verb) due to (noun) (WRONG)
(constant moisture leakage into cables)(condition) is due to (noun) (RIGHT)

how (constant moisture leakage into cables) is magnified ?
Ans must start with because not with due to.

due to is not modifying noun here instead it is modifying action magnified.
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