Check GMAT Club Decision Tracker for the Latest School Decision Releases https://gmatclub.com/AppTrack

It is currently 22 May 2017, 22:49

Close

GMAT Club Daily Prep

Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track
Your Progress

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

Close

Request Expert Reply

Confirm Cancel

Events & Promotions

Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

Due to the continual rain, a smaller number of spectators

  new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 05 Feb 2005
Posts: 116
Location: San Jose
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 2 [0], given: 0

Due to the continual rain, a smaller number of spectators [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 11 Mar 2005, 01:04
1
This post was
BOOKMARKED
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

Difficulty:

(N/A)

Question Stats:

0% (00:00) correct 0% (00:00) wrong based on 0 sessions

HideShow timer Statistics

Due to the continual rain, a smaller number of spectators witnessed the game than had been expected.

a) ~

b) Due to the continuous rain, a smaller number

c) Due to the continual rain, a lesser number

d) Because of the rain that kept falling now and then, a smaller number

e) Because of the continual rain, a smaller number

-----------------------------
I could easily eliminate (c) and (d).

Can someone explain how to narrow it down further?
What are adverbial clauses? And what are the rules associated with them?

Thanks
_________________

Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new. -Albert Einstein.

Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 05 Feb 2005
Posts: 116
Location: San Jose
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 2 [0], given: 0

 [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 11 Mar 2005, 01:07
Sorry. I meant "what are adverbial modifiers?" not "what are adverbial clauses?".

Thanks
_________________

Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new. -Albert Einstein.

VP
VP
avatar
Joined: 26 Apr 2004
Posts: 1213
Location: Taiwan
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 687 [0], given: 0

Re: SC from Barrons [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 11 Mar 2005, 01:15
mckenna wrote:
Due to the continual rain, a smaller number of spectators witnessed the game than had been expected.

a) ~

b) Due to the continuous rain, a smaller number

c) Due to the continual rain, a lesser number

d) Because of the rain that kept falling now and then, a smaller number

e) Because of the continual rain, a smaller number

-----------------------------
I could easily eliminate (c) and (d).

Can someone explain how to narrow it down further?
What are adverbial clauses? And what are the rules associated with them?

Thanks


I go with E.

'Due to' is improper to start a sentence. A,B, C are out.
E is more compact than D
GMAT Club Legend
GMAT Club Legend
User avatar
Joined: 07 Jul 2004
Posts: 5045
Location: Singapore
Followers: 31

Kudos [?]: 376 [0], given: 0

 [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 11 Mar 2005, 01:28
We can do a split here: continuous vs continual. Both are correct, continual and continuos are synomous. (From merriam-webster online)

(C) is wrong-- use lesser for uncountable nouns
(D) is out --lenthy and the use of 'now and then' suggests sporadic rainfall, when the original sentence meant constant rainfall

I recall from Grammar class that it's improper to start with Because. I've never anything about 'due to'. So I'll take E out as well.

Between A and B, I'll go with B. Continuos rains sounds much better than Continual rain.
Intern
Intern
User avatar
Joined: 13 Jan 2005
Posts: 38
Location: Moscow, Russia
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 0

 [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 11 Mar 2005, 06:38
E is obvious answer.
'Due to' has favorable meaning but in reality rain impeded to smth...
D is wordy. E is concise and clear.
Director
Director
avatar
Joined: 27 Dec 2004
Posts: 901
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 45 [0], given: 0

 [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 11 Mar 2005, 07:11
(B)...isn't there a rule that Due to should be followed by a clause and Because of should be followed by phrase?
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 06 Mar 2005
Posts: 10
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 1 [0], given: 0

 [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 11 Mar 2005, 09:44
It's incorrect to use "due to" to create a prepositional phrase in a verbless cluase.
Director
Director
avatar
Joined: 05 Jul 2004
Posts: 898
Followers: 4

Kudos [?]: 52 [0], given: 0

 [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 11 Mar 2005, 18:12
I did not like any of the answer choices.. I would prefer "fewer than" for the comparison since Spectators is countable Noun.

Provided that:
"Due to" is not preferred at te begining of the sentence and (D) is wordy, we are left with (E)..
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 05 Feb 2005
Posts: 116
Location: San Jose
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 2 [0], given: 0

 [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 11 Mar 2005, 20:32
HongHu, Nicolis,
Can you throw some light here?

OA is E.

Thanks
_________________

Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new. -Albert Einstein.

  [#permalink] 11 Mar 2005, 20:32
    Similar topics Author Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
Traditional gasoline-powered vehicles are becoming smaller shashankp27 4 22 Aug 2011, 21:10
Due to the decrease in active lifestyle and the increase in enginpasa1 1 06 Feb 2008, 14:15
Is there any floating document which has a smaller set of enthu4mba 0 03 Sep 2007, 09:50
sc - struggle continues.... alimad 4 05 Aug 2007, 23:11
1 If industrial pollution continues to deplete the ozone pawan82 6 11 Jun 2010, 23:12
Display posts from previous: Sort by

Due to the continual rain, a smaller number of spectators

  new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  


cron

GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Terms and Conditions| GMAT Club Rules| Contact| Sitemap

Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group and phpBB SEO

Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.