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Benefiting from the popularity of prior entertainment genres such as minstrelsy, animal shows, and magic acts, Vaudeville theater not only appealed to audiences of diverse gender and class backgrounds, but the widespread success it enjoyed in 19th and 20th century America is attributed to the incorporation of sophisticated financial management.

A) magic acts, Vaudeville theater not only appealed to audiences of diverse gender and class backgrounds, but the widespread success it enjoyed in 19th and 20th century America is attributed to the incorporation

B) magic acts, Vaudeville theater in 19th and 20th century America enjoyed widespread success not only due to its appeal to audiences of diverse gender and class backgrounds, but also due to the incorporation

C) magicians, the widespread success of Vaudeville theater in 19th and 20th century America is attributed not only to its appeal to audiences of diverse gender and class backgrounds, but also to the incorporation

D) magical shows, Vaudeville theater not only appealed to audiences of diverse gender and class backgrounds, but also its widespread success in 19th and 20th century America is attributed to the incorporation

E) magic acts, Vaudeville theater had widespread success not only because it appealed to audiences of diverse gender and class backgrounds, but also because it incorporated
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Benefiting from the popularity of prior entertainment genres such as minstrelsy, animal shows, and magic acts, Vaudeville theater not only appealed to audiences of diverse gender and class backgrounds, but the widespread success it enjoyed in 19th and 20th century America is attributed to the incorporation of sophisticated financial management.

A) magic acts, Vaudeville theater not only appealed to audiences of diverse gender and class backgrounds, but the widespread success it enjoyed in 19th and 20th century America is attributed to the incorporation
But also is missing

B) magic acts, Vaudeville theater in 19th and 20th century America enjoyed widespread success not only due to its appeal to audiences of diverse gender and class backgrounds, but also due to the incorporation
- Looks fine apart from due to issue.

C) magicians, the widespread success of Vaudeville theater in 19th and 20th century America is attributed not only to its appeal to audiences of diverse gender and class backgrounds, but also to the incorporation
Wrong modification.

D) magical shows, Vaudeville theater not only appealed to audiences of diverse gender and class backgrounds, but also its widespread success in 19th and 20th century America is attributed to the incorporation
Verb is not parallel to noun.

E) magic acts, Vaudeville theater had widespread success not only because it appealed to audiences of diverse gender and class backgrounds, but also because it incorporated
incorporated of - Doesn't sound good.

Only issue in correct option B) is due to is modifying verb - enjoyed.
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Benefiting from the popularity of prior entertainment genres such as minstrelsy, animal shows, and magic acts, Vaudeville theater not only appealed to audiences of diverse gender and class backgrounds, but the widespread success it enjoyed in 19th and 20th century America is attributed to the incorporation of sophisticated financial management.

A) magic acts, Vaudeville theater not only appealed to audiences of diverse gender and class backgrounds, but the widespread success it enjoyed in 19th and 20th century America is attributed to the incorporation
But also is missing

B) magic acts, Vaudeville theater in 19th and 20th century America enjoyed widespread success not only due to its appeal to audiences of diverse gender and class backgrounds, but also due to the incorporation
- Looks fine apart from due to issue.

C) magicians, the widespread success of Vaudeville theater in 19th and 20th century America is attributed not only to its appeal to audiences of diverse gender and class backgrounds, but also to the incorporation
Wrong modification.

D) magical shows, Vaudeville theater not only appealed to audiences of diverse gender and class backgrounds, but also its widespread success in 19th and 20th century America is attributed to the incorporation
Verb is not parallel to noun.

E) magic acts, Vaudeville theater had widespread success not only because it appealed to audiences of diverse gender and class backgrounds, but also because it incorporated
incorporated of - Doesn't sound good.

Only issue in correct option B) is due to is modifying verb - enjoyed.




In option B ,
I found everything parallel
Not only due to .... but also due to ...

What is the issue with "due to" ???
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Due to must modify nouns, not verbs. The best way to see if the use of 'due to' is correct is to substitute it with 'caused by'. If the sentence still makes sense you can use 'due to'. If not, you need to use some other construction.

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My take on this -

Benefiting from the popularity of prior entertainment genres such as minstrelsy, animal shows, and magic acts, Vaudeville theater not only appealed to audiences of diverse gender and class backgrounds, but the widespread success it enjoyed in 19th and 20th century America is attributed to the incorporation of sophisticated financial management.

A) magic acts, Vaudeville theater not only appealed to audiences of diverse gender and class backgrounds, but the widespread success it enjoyed in 19th and 20th century America is attributed to the incorporation
- The highlighted ones should have been parallel. Something like not only appealed but also requested. WRONG

B) magic acts, Vaudeville theater in 19th and 20th century America enjoyed widespread success not only due to its appeal to audiences of diverse gender and class backgrounds, but also due to the incorporation
- Highlighted ones seems to indicate as if theater made some appeal to audiences of diverse gender and class backgrounds. WRONG.

C) magicians, the widespread success of Vaudeville theater in 19th and 20th century America is attributed not only to its appeal to audiences of diverse gender and class backgrounds, but also to the incorporation
- Benefiting....., the widespread success - It seems as if success was benefiting.. Misplaced modifier. WRONG

D) magical shows, Vaudeville theater not only appealed to audiences of diverse gender and class backgrounds, but also its widespread success in 19th and 20th century America is attributed to the incorporation
- - The highlighted ones should have been parallel. Something like not only appealed but also requested. WRONG

E) magic acts, Vaudeville theater had widespread success not only because it appealed to audiences of diverse gender and class backgrounds, but also because it incorporated
- CORRECT.


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kinjiGC wrote:
Benefiting from the popularity of prior entertainment genres such as minstrelsy, animal shows, and magic acts, Vaudeville theater not only appealed to audiences of diverse gender and class backgrounds, but the widespread success it enjoyed in 19th and 20th century America is attributed to the incorporation of sophisticated financial management.

A) magic acts, Vaudeville theater not only appealed to audiences of diverse gender and class backgrounds, but the widespread success it enjoyed in 19th and 20th century America is attributed to the incorporation
But also is missing

B) magic acts, Vaudeville theater in 19th and 20th century America enjoyed widespread success not only due to its appeal to audiences of diverse gender and class backgrounds, but also due to the incorporation
- Looks fine apart from due to issue.

C) magicians, the widespread success of Vaudeville theater in 19th and 20th century America is attributed not only to its appeal to audiences of diverse gender and class backgrounds, but also to the incorporation
Wrong modification.

D) magical shows, Vaudeville theater not only appealed to audiences of diverse gender and class backgrounds, but also its widespread success in 19th and 20th century America is attributed to the incorporation
Verb is not parallel to noun.

E) magic acts, Vaudeville theater had widespread success not only because it appealed to audiences of diverse gender and class backgrounds, but also because it incorporated
incorporated of - Doesn't sound good.

Only issue in correct option B) is due to is modifying verb - enjoyed.


Due to is modifying widespread success, which is object(noun) of the sentence.
Usages of due to is okay over here.
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This question becomes a piece of cake if we understand the meaning its trying to convey.

--> Vaudeville theater enjoyed widespread success because of 2 reasons - by its appeal to audience and by sophisticated financial management

From the question stem, we know we have to use the idiom "not only ... but also" to connect the two reasons.

A) magic acts, Vaudeville theater not only appealed to audiences of diverse gender and class backgrounds, but the widespread success it enjoyed in 19th and 20th century America is attributed to the incorporation --> Wrong !! Both Idiom and intended meaning issue

B) magic acts, Vaudeville theater in 19th and 20th century America enjoyed widespread success not only due to its appeal to audiences of diverse gender and class backgrounds, but also due to the incorporation --> Correct !!

C) magicians, the widespread success of Vaudeville theater in 19th and 20th century America is attributed not only to its appeal to audiences of diverse gender and class backgrounds, but also to the incorporation --> Wrong ! Modifier issue ! -> Vaudeville theater should touch the initial modifier. Also , usage of magicians is wrong. It does not fit into the entertainment genres. should be magic acts or magical shows

D) magical shows, Vaudeville theater not only appealed to audiences of diverse gender and class backgrounds, but also its widespread success in 19th and 20th century America is attributed to the incorporation --> Wrong - Meaning & Parallelism error

E) magic acts, Vaudeville theater had widespread success not only because it appealed to audiences of diverse gender and class backgrounds, but also because it incorporated --> Wrong - usage of "had" is unnecessary . "incorporated of" - awkward structure.

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New post 21 Oct 2017, 19:55
Here i replace "caused by" and it sounds very wrong. I picked B b/c the ending in E couldn't be correct, but could someone elaborate whether the question is flawed or indeed the usage in B is right?

KyleWiddison wrote:
Due to must modify nouns, not verbs. The best way to see if the use of 'due to' is correct is to substitute it with 'caused by'. If the sentence still makes sense you can use 'due to'. If not, you need to use some other construction.

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