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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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25 Apr 2015, 11:33
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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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25 Apr 2015, 22:52
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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26 Apr 2015, 02:51
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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26 Apr 2015, 06:46
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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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?

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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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Hi experts, could please shed some light on the usage of 'Due To' in option B, Is it Modifying the verb 'ENJOYED' or 'WIDESPREAD SUCCESS'
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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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16 Jun 2018, 04:27
Clear B.

Not only X but also Y.

B says that all..
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11 Nov 2018, 00:30
Experts,

Will you pls suggest whether usage of "due to" is correct.

Generally "due to" should be to present reason for noun. We cant use it to present reason for an action or entire clause. And in Option B due to is used to present reason for whole previous clause. In such scenario "because of" is preferable and recommended.

Example
COrrect -- THe cancellation of parent teacher meeting was due to heavy rain. (present reason for cancellation)
Incorrect-- Parent-teacher meeting was cancelled due to heavy rain

In incorrect example due to tried to modify whole previous clause and this is incorrect.

So based on above option B looks incorrect.

Where as in option E everything thing look fine. Also usage of "had" is more in terms of simple past rather than past perfect.

Pls suggest.
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11 Nov 2018, 00:42
abhik1502 wrote:
Experts,

Will you pls suggest whether usage of "due to" is correct.

Generally "due to" should be to present reason for noun. We cant use it to present reason for an action or entire clause. And in Option B due to is used to present reason for whole previous clause. In such scenario "because of" is preferable and recommended.

Example
COrrect -- THe cancellation of parent teacher meeting was due to heavy rain. (present reason for cancellation)
Incorrect-- Parent-teacher meeting was cancelled due to heavy rain

In incorrect example due to tried to modify whole previous clause and this is incorrect.

So based on above option B looks incorrect.

Where as in option E everything thing look fine. Also usage of "had" is more in terms of simple past rather than past perfect.

Pls suggest.

Due to is a noun modifier and it correctly modifies 'success' in the sentence.
I would recommend that you read this article by Mike-
https://magoosh.com/gmat/2016/gmat-sentence-correction-due-mistake/

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11 Nov 2018, 09:47
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

"due to " is wrong here .. we are giving a reason why the theatre enjoyed(verb) ... it enjoyed success BECAUSE OF its appeal.

"due to " would be correct in this structure
: the success enjoyed by the theatre was due to it's appeal and due to its....

here due to is modifying the noun success(noun) by stating a reason... the usage of due to is not based on the next word . you have to check it's context

in ans choice B , "because of" should be used and not "due to "
"because " modifies a verb(action) or a clause
"because of" modifies a noun WITH RESPECT TO VERB ...

if we replace due to with "because of" , the ans choice is correct

additionally , by stating that you have to find the BEST ans , one cannot ignore the absolute wrong stuff....

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