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According to classical Marxism, the class struggle, caused by economic inequity, bringing about the universal workers’ revolution that would end history.


(A) struggle, caused by economic inequity, bringing about the universal workers’ revolution that would end history

(B) struggle, due to economic inequity, would bring about the universal workers’ revolution, thereby ending history

(C) struggle, which was brought about by economic inequity, causing the universal workers’ revolution that would end history

(D) struggle was because of economic inequity, and it would bring about the universal workers’ revolution and the end of history

(E) struggle was due to economic inequity, bringing about the universal workers’ revolution and ending history

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According to classical Marxism, the class struggle, caused by economic inequity, bringing about the universal workers’ revolution that would end history.



We must appreciate that this is a general observation and hence is required to be stated in the simple present tense. Any mention of a past tense verb is wrong.


(A) struggle, caused by economic inequity, bringing about the universal workers’ revolution that would end history --- a fragment

(B) struggle, due to economic inequity, would bring about the universal workers’ revolution, thereby ending history --- This is a simple present tense statement using a hypothetical and subjunctive 'would' -- correct choice.

(C) struggle, which was brought about by economic inequity, causing the universal workers’ revolution that would end history --1. This is a fragment.2. ' which was ' is wrong tense

(D) struggle was because of economic inequity, and it would bring about the universal workers’ revolution and the end of history --- 'was' is a wrong tense

(E) struggle was due to economic inequity, bringing about the universal workers’ revolution and ending history-- 'was' is the wrong tense.

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Choice (A) commits the famous missing verb mistake: the bonafide subject “class struggle” never gets a bonafide verb, so this is not a complete sentence on its own. Choice (A) is incorrect.

Choice (B) correctly uses “due to” to modify a noun. This version is grammatically correct and logically clear, and is a promising choice.

Choice (C) also commits the missing verb mistake: we get a complete modifying clause, but the main clause has no verb. Choice (C) is incorrect.

Choice (D) makes the mistake of using “because of” after a form of the verb “to be.” The verb modifier cannot be used as a predicate adjective. Choice (D) is incorrect.

Choice (E) is grammatically correct but a bit awkward. The “due to” structure in the predicate adjective is 100% correct. The logical relationship between the “universal worker’s revolution” and the “end of history” is unclear: they are presented side-by-side, as two different things, rather than as logically linked. Choice (E) is incorrect.

The only possible answer is (B).

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Trying to attempt this question with cutting the fluff technique :

According to classical Marxism, the

(A) struggle, caused by economic inequity, bringing about the universal workers’ revolution that would end history (Incomplete sentence) WRONG
(B) struggle, due to economic inequity, would bring about the universal workers’ revolution, thereby ending history LOOKS OK and can be investigated further

(C) struggle, which was brought about by economic inequity, causing the universal workers’ revolution that would end history (Incomplete sentence) WRONG

(D) struggle was because of economic inequity, and it would bring about the universal workers’ revolution and the end of history ( Second sentence after and does not look like an Independent clause) WRONG

(E) struggle was due to economic inequity, bringing about the universal workers’ revolution and ending history Looks OK and can be investigated further

Please suggest if there are any flaws in above reasoning
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Trying to attempt this question with cutting the fluff technique :

According to classical Marxism, the

(A) struggle, caused by economic inequity, bringing about the universal workers’ revolution that would end history (Incomplete sentence) WRONG
(B) struggle, due to economic inequity, would bring about the universal workers’ revolution, thereby ending history LOOKS OK and can be investigated further

(C) struggle, which was brought about by economic inequity, causing the universal workers’ revolution that would end history (Incomplete sentence) WRONG

(D) struggle was because of economic inequity, and it would bring about the universal workers’ revolution and the end of history ( Second sentence after and does not look like an Independent clause) WRONG

(E) struggle was due to economic inequity, bringing about the universal workers’ revolution and ending history Looks OK and can be investigated further

Please suggest if there are any flaws in above reasoning


E is grammatically correct but changes the intended meaning. The meanins is that struggle brings revolution that ends history. But in E it is not clear what ends history
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New post 29 Aug 2018, 00:23
DUE TO AND BECAUSE OF SHOULD IDEALY BE FOLLOWED BY NOUN. THEREFORE ,ONE CAN NOT GO WITH B JUST BECAUSE IT USES DUE TO, BECAUSE IN THAT CASE USGA EOF BECAUSE OF IN D IS ALSO CORRECT vikas
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