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# Mount Diablo, about 40 miles inland from San Francisco, CA, is not a

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Mount Diablo, about 40 miles inland from San Francisco, CA, is not a very high peak, with an elevation under 4000 ft., more than 10,000 ft. shorter than the tallest peaks in California, but due to its being adjacent to such a large expanse of low flat land in California's Central Valley, its viewshed ranking as one of the largest in western United States, including not only the entire San Francisco Bay Area and also the whole of the Central Valley as well, clear across to the Sierra Nevada mountains on the eastern side of the state.

A) due to its being adjacent to such a large expanse of low flat land in California's Central Valley, its viewshed ranking as one of the largest in western United States, including not only the entire San Francisco Bay Area and also the whole of the Central Valley as well

B) due to its being adjacent to such a large expanse of low flat land in California's Central Valley, its viewshed ranks as one of the largest in western United States, including not only the entire San Francisco Bay Area but also the whole of the Central Valley as well

C) because it is adjacent to such a large expanse of low flat land in California's Central Valley, its viewshed ranks as one of the largest in western United States, including not only the entire San Francisco Bay Area but also the whole of the Central Valley

D) because it is adjacent to such a large expanse of low flat land in California's Central Valley, its viewshed ranking as one of the largest in western United States, including not only the entire San Francisco Bay Area and the whole of the Central Valley too

E) because it is adjacent to such a large expanse of low flat land in California's Central Valley, its viewshed would rank as one of the largest in western United States, including not only the entire San Francisco Bay Area also with the whole of the Central Valley

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07 Aug 2015, 21:19
the underlined phrase is a verbal clause so "because" is correct. Also "being" is wrong. So only C/D/E remain.

"Not only X... but also Y" is the correct idiom. So C.

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A) due to its being adjacent to such a large expanse of low flat land in California's Central Valley, its viewshed ranking as one of the largest in western United States, including not only the entire San Francisco Bay Area and also the whole of the Central Valley as well --- This is a fragment with no verb for the second part

B) due to its being adjacent to such a large expanse of low flat land in California's Central Valley, its viewshed ranks as one of the largest in western United States, including not only the entire San Francisco Bay Area but also the whole of the Central Valley as well – but also as well --- redundant

C) because it is adjacent to such a large expanse of low flat land in California's Central Valley, its viewshed ranks as one of the largest in western United States, including not only the entire San Francisco Bay Area but also the whole of the Central Valley -- the best answer

D) because it is adjacent to such a large expanse of low flat land in California's Central Valley, its viewshed ranking as one of the largest in western United States, including not only the entire San Francisco Bay Area and the whole of the Central Valley too – This is a fragment with no verb for the subject viewshed; not only should be matched by the correlative ’but also’

E) because it is adjacent to such a large expanse of low flat land in California's Central Valley, its viewshed would rank as one of the largest in western United States, including not only the entire San Francisco Bay Area also with the whole of the Central Valley – 1. would rank is incorrect for something that is a fact at the moment. 2. But in ‘but also ’missing
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09 Aug 2015, 13:03
due to/because of split
because of is correct.
second error - not only, but also.
3rd error - its viewshed ranks.
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15 Jan 2018, 16:11
Mount Diablo, about 40 miles inland from San Francisco, CA, is not a very high peak, with an elevation under 4000 ft., more than 10,000 ft. shorter than the tallest peaks in California,
but
due to its being adjacent to such a large expanse of low flat land in California's Central Valley,
its viewshed ranking as one of the largest in western United States,
including not only the entire San Francisco Bay Area
and also the whole of the Central Valley as well
, clear across to the Sierra Nevada mountains on the eastern side of the state.

A due to its being adjacent to such a large expanse of low flat land in California's Central Valley, its viewshed ranking as one of the largest in western United States, including not only the entire San Francisco Bay Area and also the whole of the Central Valley as well

B due to its being adjacent to such a large expanse of low flat land in California's Central Valley, its viewshed ranks as one of the largest in western United States, including not only the entire San Francisco Bay Area but also the whole of the Central Valley as well

C because it is adjacent to such a large expanse of low flat land in California's Central Valley, its viewshed ranks as one of the largest in western United States, including not only the entire San Francisco Bay Area but also the whole of the Central Valley

D because it is adjacent to such a large expanse of low flat land in California's Central Valley, its viewshed ranking as one of the largest in western United States,
including not only the entire San Francisco Bay Area and the whole of the Central Valley too

E because it is adjacent to such a large expanse of low flat land in California's Central Valley, its viewshed would rank as one of the largest in western United States,
including not only the entire San Francisco Bay Area also with the whole of the Central Valle

We need " Because" to modify the verb
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