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i GO WITH C-clear and concise....btw Samatace are u from GMAC or from any other team that u can say with so much confidence that this is not a 700 level Q ? :-)
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I got C at 49 seconds. Was that one really a 700 level question?
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Must be C
"renewed rental market" corresponds well with "increased willingness of banks"
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"Because of" is used for possessive noun but it is not the case here. what is the reason to use it here?
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C is the answer. "Because of" should be followed by a noun phrase.

Here "the renewed rental market in the area" and "the increased willingness of banks
to lend money" are the two noun phrases and are perfectly joined by conjunction "and".

Hope I made sense.
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noboru wrote:
Lenders and building managers in the southwestern section of the city
report that because of the rental market in the area being renewed, as well
as the willingness of the banks to lend money being increased
, apartment
buildings are being rehabilitated at a pace unseen for a decade.

A. of the rental market in the area being renewed, as well as the willingness of the
banks to lend money being increased
B. of the renewed rental market in the area, as well as the willingness of banks to
lend money increasing
C. of the renewed rental market in the area and the increased willingness of banks
to lend money
D. the rental market in the area renewed and the willingness of banks to lend
money increased, therefore
E. the rental market in the area was being renewed and banks were increasingly
willing to lend money, so



D. the rental market in the area renewed and the willingness of banks to lend
money increased, therefore
No need to use therefore. Because is there.
after because of something happened. you need "verb" there.
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Lenders and building managers in the southwestern section of the city report that because of the rental market in the area being renewed, as well as the willingness of the banks to lend money being increased, apartment buildings are being rehabilitated at a pace unseen for a decade.

(A) of the rental market in the area being renewed, as well as the willingness of the banks to lend money being increased
(B) of the renewed rental market in the area, as well as the willingness of banks to lend money increasing
(C) of the renewed rental market in the area and the increased willingness of banks to lend money
(D) the rental market in the area renewed and the willingness of banks to lend money increased, therefore
(E) the rental market in the area was being renewed and banks were increasingly willing to lend money, so

Originally posted by Chemerical71 on 11 May 2017, 12:39.
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I was thinking correct answer is c...good chance I could be wrong

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Can someone plaese explain me the reasoning of the correct answers and wrong answers? I also want to know the usage of 'due to' and 'because of' on GMAT.
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Can someone plaese explain me the reasoning of the correct answers and wrong answers? I also want to know the usage of 'due to' and 'because of' on GMAT.

Hello, Krishchamp. I would be happy to help you with this one. Speaking to the latter query, you will find everything you want to know about due to versus because of in this post by e-GMAT. In short, it can be useful to think of due to as saying caused by, but if you are more grammar-focused, you can look for due to to modify a noun and because of to modify a verb. Looking at this sentence, we can pare down the choices to the correct one without too much trouble.

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Lenders and building managers in the southwestern section of the city report that because of the rental market in the area being renewed, as well as the willingness of the banks to lend money being increased, apartment buildings are being rehabilitated at a pace unseen for a decade.

A. of the rental market in the area being renewed, as well as the willingness of the banks to lend money being increased

Although it is not a consideration here, notice that due to would not work in place of because of: due to the rental market sounds fine, but, using our replacement trick, you can see that it makes no sense in the context--caused by the rental market in the area being renewed. The sentence is conveying that because of an action (some verb)...apartment buildings are being rehabbed. Although the three instances of being present an apparent parallel construct, they are unnecessary to express the vital meaning of the sentence, particularly the second part about the willingness of banks to lend money. If the willingness of banks to lend is increasing, then we would expect a form of increase to appear closer to the noun it modifies.

noboru wrote:
B. of the renewed rental market in the area, as well as the willingness of banks to lend money increasing

Although I like the placement of the adjective renewed ahead of the noun it modifies, I dislike the after-the-fact placement of increasing, which ruptures any attempt at parallelism and makes the sentence harder to follow.

noboru wrote:
C. of the renewed rental market in the area and the increased willingness of banks to lend money

Both issues are now fixed. The parallelism is maintained, and we even get a more concise version of as well as in the conjunction and. There is nothing to argue against in this one.

noboru wrote:
D. the rental market in the area renewed and the willingness of banks to lend money increased, therefore

There are a couple issues with this option. Without of, we need a verb to make the phrase about the renewed rental market make sense. As presented, the rental market... renewed personifies the market itself. Renewed what? We can say that the market is renewed to flip the switch on the verb renewed and turn it back into an adjective, but the usage of the rental market... renewed is incorrect. At the tail-end of the sentence, we also get an unnecessary transition in therefore. A because construct already provides the premise for a conclusion or statement that is going to follow, so adding therefore is superfluous. Compare the following:

1) Because I was hungry, I grabbed a bite to eat.

2) Because I was hungry, therefore I grabbed a bite to eat.

Nothing is gained by adding the transition in the second sentence. Finally, although I did not highlight it above, the placement of increased after lend is less clear than its placement above in (C). Altogether, this answer choice is a mess. Move on.

noboru wrote:
E. the rental market in the area was being renewed and banks were increasingly willing to lend money, so

Here, was being renewed is a less clear version of the earlier renewed rental market, an action compared to a description. Moreover, the conjunction in so presents the same problem that its cousin therefore had in the previous iteration of the sentence. Again, a because frame lays the groundwork for the conclusion or statement to follow (in the main clause), so neither a transition nor a conjunction is needed.

I hope that helps clarify any concerns you may have had on this question. Good luck with your studies.

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