Find all School-related info fast with the new School-Specific MBA Forum

It is currently 15 Sep 2014, 19:18

Close

GMAT Club Daily Prep

Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track
Your Progress

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

Events & Promotions

Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

"We have succeeded DUE TO THE FACT THAT we work"Wrong?Why?

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 25 May 2014
Posts: 3
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 5

"We have succeeded DUE TO THE FACT THAT we work"Wrong?Why? [#permalink] New post 16 Jul 2014, 17:19
Hello! Again a doubt from Manhattan SC guide Pg 143 idioms. It mentions that "We have succeeded DUE TO THE FACT THAT we work hard." is wrong use of FACT THAT. But "Due to the Fact that" is common English Idiomatic Expression. Please elaborate. Thanks in advance!!!
Expert Post
1 KUDOS received
e-GMAT Representative
User avatar
Joined: 02 Nov 2011
Posts: 1788
Followers: 1261

Kudos [?]: 3505 [1] , given: 184

Re: "We have succeeded DUE TO THE FACT THAT we work"Wrong?Why? [#permalink] New post 17 Jul 2014, 06:41
1
This post received
KUDOS
Expert's post
Hi there,

You ask a question pertaining to the idiom that continues to confuse a lot of GMAT takers. On GMAT, "due to" and "because of" are used very specifically.

The sentence that you have mentioned is incorrect because here "due to" has been used to present the reason for a action. Here "due to" modifies the action "have succeeded". This is considered in correct on GMAT. Only "because of" can present reason for actions.

For more details and example on the usage of these two idioms, please read the following article:

due-to-vs-because-of-140393.html

Hope this helps. :-)
Thanks.
SJ
_________________



Free Webinar: Sep 6, 2014 - Ace GMAT Sentence Correction: Register for this Free Webinar to learn the importance of meaning, achieve 90% accuracy and score V40+. Click here to register.

Expert Post
MBA Section Director
User avatar
Joined: 19 Mar 2012
Posts: 1676
Location: India
GPA: 3.8
WE: Marketing (Energy and Utilities)
Followers: 649

Kudos [?]: 2749 [0], given: 879

Re: "We have succeeded DUE TO THE FACT THAT we work"Wrong?Why? [#permalink] New post 17 Jul 2014, 09:54
Expert's post
Thumb Rule:

Something must be DUE TO something else
the "something" needs to be a NOUN or something behaving like a NOUN.
Ask this question "WHAT was due to WHAT"? Are you getting an answer of the WHAT? If you are, then the usage is OK. (Remember what can only be answered by a NOUN or something behaving LIKE a noun)
Let's look at your sentence:

We have succeeded DUE TO THE FACT THAT we work hard

What was due to What?
Success was due to the fact.

2 things wrong.
1. Success is not even in the sentence. (This is your doubt)
2. Success can't be achieved by a fact but an action. (This is extraneous information, albeit useful)

Another example

The math was postponed due to rain.

What was due to rain? Postponement. But I do not have Postponement. I have the verb which DOES not work. So the usage is wrong.

Does this help?
_________________

My GMAT Resources
V30-V40: How to do it! | GMATPrep SC | GMATPrep CR | GMATPrep RC | Critical Reasoning Megathread | CR: Numbers and Statistics | CR: Weaken | CR: Strengthen | CR: Assumption | SC: Modifier | SC: Meaning | SC: SV Agreement | RC: Primary Purpose | PS/DS: Numbers and Inequalities | PS/DS: Combinatorics and Coordinates

My MBA Resources
Everything about the MBA Application | Over-Represented MBA woes | Fit Vs Rankings | Low GPA: What you can do | Letter of Recommendation: The Guide | Indian B Schools accepting GMAT score | Why MBA?

My Reviews
Veritas Prep Live Online

Re: "We have succeeded DUE TO THE FACT THAT we work"Wrong?Why?   [#permalink] 17 Jul 2014, 09:54
    Similar topics Author Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
As we have timer in all the other section, we should have greatps24 0 26 Feb 2013, 23:14
Experts publish their posts in the topic The costs we have incurred to develop maybeam 5 15 Jul 2012, 05:23
1 Experts publish their posts in the topic We have 70,000 members! bb 8 12 Nov 2009, 07:40
And we have a 570... =( AK79 9 01 Sep 2007, 12:38
25 Since we have been working on some logical reasoning HongHu 40 02 Mar 2005, 09:35
Display posts from previous: Sort by

"We have succeeded DUE TO THE FACT THAT we work"Wrong?Why?

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  


GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Privacy Policy| Terms and Conditions| GMAT Club Rules| Contact| Sitemap

Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group and phpBB SEO

Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.