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# During the summer of 1988, the reason for virtually every unusual

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During the summer of 1988, the reason for virtually every unusual wether condition, from droughts and heat waves to floods and storms, was said to be caused by El Nino

(A) said to be caused by
(B) blamed on
(C) attributed to
(D) supposed to be due to
(E) said to be
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17 Aug 2017, 17:12
I would go for C. "The reason...was attributed to...' is correct.

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17 Aug 2017, 18:51
DharLog wrote:
During the summer of 1988, the reason for virtually every unusual wether condition, from droughts and heat waves to floods and storms, was said to be caused by El Nino

(A) said to be caused by
(B) blamed on
(C) attributed to
(D) supposed to be due to
(E) said to be

The original answer should be C and Not E...

(A) said to be caused by
Seems correct.. But wordy
(B) blamed on
we are searching for cause not blaming anyone here.
(C) attributed to
Yes this is a shorter version of A.. Correct
(D) supposed to be due to
Again wordy..
(E) said to be
We are searching a cause for sth and can't name the subject a cause directly..

DharLog please provide the correct solution of the question...from the source..
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18 Aug 2017, 02:17
You are making the same mistake, I made when I first saw this question.
About the source - it is from ofline training, which contained questions from OG, Manhattan, Kaplan and, maybe, something else, so I can not tell the original source, sorry. But the answer providied is correct.

During the summer of 1988, the reason for virtually every unusual wether condition, from droughts and heat waves to floods and storms, was said to be caused by El Nino

(A) said to be caused by - yes, too wordy, but the main problem is redundancy - you can not have reason and caused here
(B) blamed on - sure, we are talking about reasons and have not purpose to blame something
(C) attributed to - what do we attribute to what? reason to El Nino? it does not make sense
(D) supposed to be due to - wordy, but, actually it is redundancy to - the reason because of El Nino - wrong
(E) said to be - Correct. Why do we have to complicate things? Yes. El Nino is a reason for every unusual whether condition. Makes sense.
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