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# "Due to" Vs. "Because of"

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09 May 2004, 21:54
Due to the continual rain, a smaller number of spectators witnessed the game than expected.
(B) Due to the continuous rain, a smaller number
(C) Due to the continual rain, a lesser number
(D) Because of the rain kept falling now and then, a smaller number
(E) Because of the continual rain, a smaller number

Please provide your rationale to justify "due to" or to justify "because of"

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10 May 2004, 00:39
My choice (E),

"Due to" modfifies Noun,
while "Because of" modifies Verb, hence "because of" is needed to modify "continual"

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10 May 2004, 01:26
Dharmin wrote:
Due to the continual rain, a smaller number of spectators witnessed the game than expected.
(B) Due to the continuous rain, a smaller number
(C) Due to the continual rain, a lesser number
(D) Because of the rain kept falling now and then, a smaller number
(E) Because of the continual rain, a smaller number

Please provide your rationale to justify "due to" or to justify "because of"

Dharmin

Dharmin

i would be interested to know where you got his SC from. its really strange.

continuous -- uninterrupted

continual - occuring at regular intervals ( === now and then)

only A and E are possible

because of is always preferable to "due to" and "since", when the meaning of the sentence suggests "the reason why " ...i remember reading it...but let me check bartleby..

I think its E

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10 May 2004, 21:56
Praetorian wrote:
Dharmin wrote:
Due to the continual rain, a smaller number of spectators witnessed the game than expected.
(B) Due to the continuous rain, a smaller number
(C) Due to the continual rain, a lesser number
(D) Because of the rain kept falling now and then, a smaller number
(E) Because of the continual rain, a smaller number

Please provide your rationale to justify "due to" or to justify "because of"

Dharmin

Dharmin

i would be interested to know where you got his SC from. its really strange.

continuous -- uninterrupted

continual - occuring at regular intervals ( === now and then)

only A and E are possible

because of is always preferable to "due to" and "since", when the meaning of the sentence suggests "the reason why " ...i remember reading it...but let me check bartleby..

I think its E

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praet

Praet, i got this SC at Barron's GMAT Book

Well MBA and Preat, You both are correct answer is E

Thanks, Dharmin

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10 May 2004, 22:09
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Praet, i got this SC at Barron's GMAT Book

Well MBA and Preat, You both are correct answer is E

Thanks, Dharmin

Avoid using that book, atleast for verbal.

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10 May 2004, 22:27
I was about to jump in at this point. The issue is between "continuous" and "continual"

"continual" refers to when something is incessant/recurrent.
ie. His "continual" harassment made me sick
ie. The "continual" rain prohibited me from going out

"continuous" refers to the property of continuity conferred upon an object/subject
ie. The continuous hatred between X and Y prohibited them from talking to each other
ie. The continuous line is drawn from point A to point B
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30 May 2013, 00:48
Yes the OA turns out to be E.

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