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Due to the fact that there are many sensitive equipments and dangerous chemicals in the
lab, undergraduates are not permitted there without supervision.
a) Due to the fact that there are many sensitive equipments and dangerous chemicals
b) Because there is much sensitive equipment and many dangerous chemicals
c) Since there is sensitive equipment and much dangerous chemicals
d) Existing much sensitive equipment and many dangerous chemicals there
e) Be it that there are much sensitive equipment and dangerous chemicals

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equipment is countable so how can we use much before it .. shouldn't the answer be B... pls tell me are these answers in the book not reliable.. m really confused??
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In OA, many is used and not much. What's the confusion then?
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In OA, many is used and not much. What's the confusion then?

oh i am extremely sorry OA is B ... I want it to be A
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31 Mar 2014, 04:19
For A, "Due to the fact that" is wordy isn't it?
For B, "much sensitive equipment and many dangerous chemicals" has used the wrong words for quantity expression?
My guess is C, "Since there is sensitive equipment and much dangerous chemicals"?

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Due to the fact that there are many sensitive equipments and dangerous chemicals in the
lab, undergraduates are not permitted there without supervision.
a) Due to the fact that there are many sensitive equipments and dangerous chemicals
b) Because there is much sensitive equipment and many dangerous chemicals
c) Since there is sensitive equipment and much dangerous chemicals
d) Existing much sensitive equipment and many dangerous chemicals there
e) Be it that there are much sensitive equipment and dangerous chemicals

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equipment is countable so how can we use much before it .. shouldn't the answer be B... pls tell me are these answers in the book not reliable.. m really confused??

B is not the correct answer. I would go ahead and argue that none of the answer choices seem to be correct.
Let's talk about each and every one.

a) Due to the fact that there are many sensitive equipments and dangerous chemicals

"Due to" is wrongly used here.
Due to can be used when a noun or a noun phrases CAUSES something, so the phrase "due to" can invariably be replaced by the phrase "caused by"

Let's consider the example.
1. The match was postponed due to rain. THIS IS A WRONG SENTENCE. You must ask the question "What?". In this case: What happened due to rain? and the answer must be a noun or a noun phrase. Do you see an answer? Nope!
2. The postponement of the match was due to rain. What happened due to rain? Oh Yeah, the postponement. Correct.

Apply the same logic in A, and you can clearly see why it's wrong.

b) Because there is much sensitive equipment and many dangerous chemicals

Well the problem is very subtle in this one. It would depend on the usage of "much". Are we talking about the number of sensitive equipment in the lab? Then we cannot use much, as it is a qualitative adverb. However, "much" may also imply that the the equipments were VERY sensitive or much sensitive. Much does work then. However, then we are talking about ONE equipment and therefore we need an article such as "a" or "the" in the sentence. So B also goes away.

c) Since there is sensitive equipment and much dangerous chemicals

IS- singular verb, so cannot be used for sensitive equipment and dangerous chemicals. Also the use of much is horrible.

Option D and E: Well I wouldn't even bother spending more than 5 seconds with them. They are THAT horrible.

Hope this helps. Sorry about the rant. Let me know if you find this useful.

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I thought something was off too when I did this question and picked the least evil one - B.

Please what is the source of this question?
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The GMAT Grammar book needs to be updated.
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