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The possibility of expropriation was believed to be unlikely [#permalink]
24 Dec 2003, 11:34
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The possibility of expropriation was believed to be unlikely in the near future due to the lack of mining technology and capital available in this small South American country.
A) due to the lack of mining technology and
B) because of the lack of mining technology and
C) because there was no mining technology and
D) because of the lack of mining technology and there was no
E) due to the lack of mining technology and there was no
Due to should not be used in place of the compound preposition because of. Choice (C) has an error in agreement between the singular verb (was) and the compound subject (technology and capital). Choice (D) is wordy and awkward.
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