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# Among elephants living in families in the wild older females often hav

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Updated on: 23 Dec 2018, 03:09
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Among elephants living in families in the wild, older females often have the greatest vulnerability because their large tusks, which make the animals exceptionally attractive to poachers in search of ivory.

(A) older females often have the greatest vulnerability because
(B) older females are often the most vulnerable due to
(C) older females often having the most vulnerability because
(D) older females are often the most vulnerable and due to
(E) older females are often the most vulnerable because of

Originally posted by parijit on 22 Dec 2018, 21:38.
Last edited by Bunuel on 23 Dec 2018, 03:09, edited 1 time in total.
Renamed the topic and edited the question.
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23 Dec 2018, 00:14
Among elephants living in families in the wild, older females often have the greatest vulnerability because their
large tusks, which make the animals exceptionally attractive to poachers in search of ivory.
(A) older females often have the greatest vulnerability because ( preposition of is necessary)
(B) older females are often the most vulnerable due to( use of due to is not correct)
(C) older females often having the most vulnerability because( preposition of is required,h having suggests if older females possess something)
(D) older females are often the most vulnerable and due to( due to is incorrect)
(E) older females are often the most vulnerable because of( correct)

Will go with choice E

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23 Dec 2018, 03:47
Due to is interchangable with "caused by". If it works when you put caused by in place of due to, it is alright to use it.

In this case, older females are often the most vulnerable caused by their large tusks doesn't make sense.
Re: Among elephants living in families in the wild older females often hav   [#permalink] 23 Dec 2018, 03:47
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