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Because an oversupply of computer chips has sent prices plunging, the manufacturer has announced that it will cut production by closing its factories for two days a month.

A. Because an oversupply of computer chips has sent prices plunging
B. Because of plunging prices for computer chips, which is due to an oversupply
C. Because computer chip prices have been sent plunging, which resulted from an oversupply
D. Due to plunging computer chip prices from an oversupply
E. Due to an oversupply, with the result that computer chip prices have been sent plunging
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10 Feb 2007, 08:55
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Can someone explain why not D?

Not a rule but generally do not start a sentence with "Due to" If you do it is an adjective but if it comes some where in the middle of the sentence then it would be a prepositional phrase
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10 Feb 2007, 12:41
[quote="AK"][u]Because an oversupply of computer chips has sent prices plunging[/u], the manufacturer has announced that it will cut production by closing its factories for two days a month.

A. Because an oversupply of computer chips has sent prices plunging
B. Because of plunging prices for computer chips, which is due to an oversupply
C. Because computer chip prices have been sent plunging, which resulted from an oversupply
D. Due to plunging computer chip prices from an oversupply
E. Due to an oversupply, with the result that computer chip prices have been sent plunging[/quote]

The "... chips has sent..." is present perfect, an action that continues from the past and still is going on today. "... manufacturer has announced..." structured well!
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11 Feb 2007, 07:57
OA = A

I was confused between A and D , as both seems to be grammatically correct
11 Feb 2007, 07:57
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