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# According to Nassim Taleb, the reason that most successful

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According to Nassim Taleb, the reason that most successful Wall Street traders make more money than their peers is not that they are more skilled but because they are lucky.

A. the reason that most successful Wall Street traders make more money than their peers is not that they are more skilled but because they are lucky.

B. most successful Wall Street traders make more money than their peers not because they are more skilled, but because they are lucky.

C. the reason for most successful Wall Street traders making more money than their peers is that they are lucky and not because they are more skilled.

D. most successful Wall Street traders make more money than their peers because of their luck, not because they are more skilled.

E. the reason why most successful Wall Street traders make more money than their peers is that they are not more skilled but lucky.
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According to Nassim Taleb, the reason that most successful Wall Street traders make more money than their peers is not that they are more skilled but because they are lucky.

To answer correctly we have to mantain parallelism.

A. the reason that most successful Wall Street traders make more money than their peers is not that they are more skilled but because they are lucky.
Not parellel, moreover avoid "the reason is that" on SC if possible-
B. most successful Wall Street traders make more money than their peers not because they are more skilled, but because they are lucky.
CORRECT
C. the reason for most successful Wall Street traders making more money than their peers is that they are lucky and not because they are more skilled.
The reason "for" is wrong, and not parallel
D. most successful Wall Street traders make more money than their peers because of their luck, not because they are more skilled.
"because" and "because of" are not parallel
E. the reason why most successful Wall Street traders make more money than their peers is that they are not more skilled but lucky.
Again, not parallel
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09 Nov 2017, 23:25
Zarrolou wrote:
According to Nassim Taleb, the reason that most successful Wall Street traders make more money than their peers is not that they are more skilled but because they are lucky.

To answer correctly we have to mantain parallelism.

A. the reason that most successful Wall Street traders make more money than their peers is not that they are more skilled but because they are lucky.
Not parellel, moreover avoid "the reason is that" on SC if possible-
B. most successful Wall Street traders make more money than their peers not because they are more skilled, but because they are lucky.
CORRECT
C. the reason for most successful Wall Street traders making more money than their peers is that they are lucky and not because they are more skilled.
The reason "for" is wrong, and not parallel
D. most successful Wall Street traders make more money than their peers because of their luck, not because they are more skilled.
"because" and "because of" are not parallel
E. the reason why most successful Wall Street traders make more money than their peers is that they are not more skilled but lucky.
Again, not parallel

Reason for eliminating E is right?

In my opinion
They are not more skilled but lucky

Can not find any problem

omiting comma right before but makes this sentence wrong?

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10 Nov 2017, 01:37
hazelnut,
Am I wrong in believing that the phrase "the reason of/for xyz is " can be followed either by a clause or a noun, and in both cases the sentence would be correct?

E.g The reason for the stock market crash is the unexpected currency demonetization.(followed by a noun)
The reason for the stock market crash is that the prime minister suddenly demonetized the currency. (followed by clause)

Are both of these sentences correct ? If not, what would be the modification?

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10 Nov 2017, 05:21
In "B", we are using two conjunction 'but because' continuously...
Is it right in sentence construction.
Plz explain.
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10 Nov 2017, 09:23
thelosthippie wrote:
According to Nassim Taleb, the reason that most successful Wall Street traders make more money than their peers is not that they are more skilled but because they are lucky.

A. the reason that most successful Wall Street traders make more money than their peers is not that they are more skilled but because they are lucky.

B. most successful Wall Street traders make more money than their peers not because they are more skilled, but because they are lucky.

C. the reason for most successful Wall Street traders making more money than their peers is that they are lucky and not because they are more skilled.

D. most successful Wall Street traders make more money than their peers because of their luck, not because they are more skilled.

E. the reason why most successful Wall Street traders make more money than their peers is that they are not more skilled but lucky.

Correct answer must be (B), for the highlighted errors in other options....
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