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Two new studies indicate that many people become obese more due to the fact that their bodies burn calories too slowly than overeating.

(A) due to the fact that their bodies burn calories too slowly than overeating
(B) due to their bodies burning calories too slowly 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 their eating too much

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12 Nov 2007, 04:26
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Two new studies indicate that many people become obese more due to the fact that their bodies burn calories too slowly than overeating.

(A) due to the fact that their bodies burn calories too slowly than overeating
(B) due to their bodies burning calories too slowly 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 their eating too much

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'due to' is incorrect here. Eliminate A B
'than that they are' is incorrect in C.
b/w D & E, I pick D because it is more concise.

What's the OA?
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12 Nov 2007, 05:18
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Due to vs. because of - due to modify verb and because of modifies noun

e.g. because of him......or because of suresh

due to his running.... due to (verb)....

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12 Nov 2007, 09:25
OA is D.. can someone give more details as to why E is wrong?
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12 Nov 2007, 11:38
sidbidus wrote:
circkit wrote:
Two new studies indicate that many people become obese more due to the fact that their bodies burn calories too slowly than overeating.

(A) due to the fact that their bodies burn calories too slowly than overeating
(B) due to their bodies burning calories too slowly 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 their eating too much

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as it was pointed above, E doesnot maintain llism. the expression is not most concise and clear.
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12 Nov 2007, 18:28
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sidbidus wrote:
circkit wrote:
Two new studies indicate that many people become obese more due to the fact that their bodies burn calories too slowly than overeating.

(A) due to the fact that their bodies burn calories too slowly than overeating
(B) due to their bodies burning calories too slowly 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 their eating too much

Cheers,
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as it was pointed above, E doesnot maintain llism. the expression is not most concise and clear.

but 'due to the fact that' is very well known phrase used in many science books.

E has in fact very good parallel structure than any other statements. is 'ing' form of eating and burning is wrong on GMAT?
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13 Nov 2007, 08:20
yash500 wrote:
GMAT TIGER wrote:
sidbidus wrote:
circkit wrote:
Two new studies indicate that many people become obese more due to the fact that their bodies burn calories too slowly than overeating.

(A) due to the fact that their bodies burn calories too slowly than overeating
(B) due to their bodies burning calories too slowly 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 their eating too much

Cheers,
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as it was pointed above, E doesnot maintain llism. the expression is not most concise and clear.

but 'due to the fact that' is very well known phrase used in many science books.

E has in fact very good parallel structure than any other statements. is 'ing' form of eating and burning is wrong on GMAT?

that may be correct in science book because science book english and gmat english are different.

but onething D is direct and clear where as E is not and also it is awakward and unclear. in gmat, direct, active and clear expressions are preferred over the opposit.
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14 Nov 2007, 00:09
yash500 wrote:
GMAT TIGER wrote:
sidbidus wrote:
circkit wrote:
Two new studies indicate that many people become obese more due to the fact that their bodies burn calories too slowly than overeating.

(A) due to the fact that their bodies burn calories too slowly than overeating
(B) due to their bodies burning calories too slowly 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 their eating too much

Cheers,
Circkit

as it was pointed above, E doesnot maintain llism. the expression is not most concise and clear.

but 'due to the fact that' is very well known phrase used in many science books.

E has in fact very good parallel structure than any other statements. is 'ing' form of eating and burning is wrong on GMAT?

'due to' is the same as 'caused by'. If want 'due to' to mean caused by then you're fine; you cannot use 'due to' to mean 'because of'.

The construction in E is in passive voice while in D it is in active voice. Active is preferred to passive.
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14 Nov 2007, 03:01
From Robin's SC note -- is it really true?

While the concepts involved are simple - due to is an adjective, and hence can modify a noun (or noun phrase or anything that can stand in for a noun); because of is an adverb and hence must modify a verb or another adjective (but NOT a noun).

The other rule of thumb is that DUE TO constructions are usually preceded by a linking verb (is/was/are etc.)

The rain was DUE TO the low pressure area across the bay

The suffering of the people is due to Government apathy

Because of requires a verb/adjective to modify

We cancelled the trip because of inclement weather.

So, using the concepts above, let's examine our sentence here -

Wild fires, which have become (linking verb) an ongoing threat (subject complement) because of (adverb modifying Have Become) drought and booming population density

one might question, that since this construction seems similar to

Subject + linking verb + due to , why are we not using Due To? This is where I get confused as well.

However, the way I try to reconcile it is this -

I try to see whether the subject is more important or what's implied by the linking verb is more important -

In our example - it's not the wild fires themselves, but the fact that they have become an ongoing threat (notice how this subject complement intrudes between the linking verb and due to/because of shifting the focus from the subject to the linking verb and hence the use of an adverb to qualify the linking verb seems justified)
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14 Nov 2007, 03:26
E for //ism and use of "because"

Editing: Choose in a hurry - D looks right because its active. GMAT prefers active over passive sentences
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11 Nov 2016, 08:59
Split1) Parallelism and Comparison. "more x than y" is the comparison. The word(s) after "more" should be parallel with the word(s) after "than". In the case of the original sentence = Due to the fact = is ok but is wordy. Are there better, clearer, shorter, words to the say the same thing? yes, "because". Using split1) we can get rid of A, B and C.

Split2) "ing" construction = not a big fan of....why? it implies an action that is still happening. it is also not as clear as D, which uses a simple present tense. Is there a need to use "ing"? in the construction? I dont think so. E is out.
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