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# FG - Waterfowls and lead poisoning

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26 Jan 2005, 00:02
One reason many waterfowl die each year of lead poisoning is because they often ingest spent shotgun pellets.

One reason many waterfowl die each year of lead poisoning is because

One reason why many waterfowl die each year of lead poisoning is because

One reason many waterfowl die each year of lead poisoning is that

Many waterfowl die each year of lead poisoning for the reason that

Many waterfowl die each year of lead poisoning because of the reason that
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26 Jan 2005, 00:46
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26 Jan 2005, 02:20
I'd go with C

D comes closest but it is modifies the message of the sentence. The author is trying to highlight the fact that the waterfowl swallowing spent shotgun pallets is one of the reasons but (D) conveys that this is the ONLY reason.
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26 Jan 2005, 03:17
Is it idiomatic to say "One reason X is Y is that ...."? I think the correct usage is "One reason for X to be Y is that ...".
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26 Jan 2005, 05:04
why is B incorrect ?
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26 Jan 2005, 05:22
forrestgump wrote:
why is B incorrect ?

One reason why "something happens" is because - which, in my opinion, introduces redundancy.
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26 Jan 2005, 06:06
It avoids redundancy and is the best of the given.

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26 Jan 2005, 06:37
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26 Jan 2005, 06:39
I would have picked (B) but with the explanatinon given above, i pick C
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26 Jan 2005, 08:16
why isn`t it A ? i pick A !
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26 Jan 2005, 08:21
C it is.

A, B, "is because" is always ungrammerful.

D, for the reason that is weird

E, "because of the reason that" is redundant.
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26 Jan 2005, 08:22
In (A) the "because" is redundant.

I agree with (C).
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26 Jan 2005, 18:45
a)One reason many waterfowl die each year of lead poisoning is because

reason and because is redundant

b) One reason why many waterfowl die each year of lead poisoning is because

reason and because is redundant

c)One reason many waterfowl die each year of lead poisoning is that
Ok

d)Many waterfowl die each year of lead poisoning for the reason that

for the reason is wrong

e)Many waterfowl die each year of lead poisoning because of the reason that
reason and because is redundant
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26 Jan 2005, 21:55
smart explanations - thx.

C it is
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26 Jan 2005, 22:26
Late on this C it is
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26 Jan 2005, 22:26
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