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why is 'due to' correct in this correct sentence?

Hm... I don't think that "due to" is correct here at all. I completely agree with sayantanc2k -- "due to the sport's unusual confluence..." must modify a noun, but that phrase clearly is trying to modify "appeals." And that's a verb. So "due to" is wrong.

Also, I couldn't find this question in any Official Guide, so I'm suspicious that this question is from a non-official source, unless I missed something when I was looking through several OG editions.

Can anybody confirm the source of this one? I saw a discussion of it on an MGMAT forum, so maybe it's theirs?
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warriorguy wrote:
why is 'due to' correct in this correct sentence?

Hm... I don't think that "due to" is correct here at all. I completely agree with sayantanc2k -- "due to the sport's unusual confluence..." must modify a noun, but that phrase clearly is trying to modify "appeals." And that's a verb. So "due to" is wrong.

Also, I couldn't find this question in any Official Guide, so I'm suspicious that this question is from a non-official source, unless I missed something when I was looking through several OG editions.

Can anybody confirm the source of this one? I saw a discussion of it on an MGMAT forum, so maybe it's theirs?

Thanks for the clarification GMATNinja.

Can we please remove the "Official Guide" tag so that others are not misguided?

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11 Jun 2017, 20:27
Good call, warriorguy. Tag has been removed... but if anybody has any information on the real source of this question, let me know!
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12 Jun 2017, 02:31
Originally developed by ancient Hawaiians, surfing appeals to people due to the sport’s unusual confluence of adrenaline, skill, and high paced maneuvering, an unpredictable backdrop that is, by turns, graceful and serene, violent and formidable, and the camaraderie that often develops among people in their common quest to conquer nature.

(A) surfing appeals to people due to the sport’s unusual confluence of adrenaline, skill, and high paced maneuvering, an unpredictable backdrop that is, by turns, graceful and serene, violent and formidable, and the camaraderie that often develops

(B) surfing’s appeal is its unusual confluence of adrenaline, skill, and high paced maneuvering, an unpredictable backdrop that is, by turns, graceful and serene, violent and formidable, and the camaraderie that often develops

(C) surfing’s appeal to people is due to the sport’s unusual confluence of adrenaline, skill, and high paced maneuvering, an unpredictable backdrop that is, by turns, graceful and serene, violent and formidable, and developing camaraderie

(D) surfing appeals to people due to the sport’s unusual confluence of adrenaline, skill, and high paced maneuvering, a backdrop that is unpredictable and that is, by turns, gracefully and serenely violent and formidable, and the camaraderie that often develops

(E) surfing appeals to people due to their unusual confluence of adrenaline, skill, and high paced maneuvering, an unpredictable backdrop that is, by turns, graceful and serene, violent and formidable, and the camaraderie that often develops
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12 Jun 2017, 20:35
Originally developed by ancient Hawaiians, surfing appeals to people due to the sport’s unusual confluence of adrenaline, skill, and high paced maneuvering, an unpredictable backdrop that is, by turns, graceful and serene, violent and formidable, and the camaraderie that often develops among people in their common quest to conquer nature.

(A) surfing appeals to people due to the sport’s unusual confluence of adrenaline, skill, and high paced maneuvering, an unpredictable backdrop that is, by turns, graceful and serene, violent and formidable, and the camaraderie that often develops correct

(B) surfing’s appeal is its unusual confluence of adrenaline, skill, and high paced maneuvering, an unpredictable backdrop that is, by turns, graceful and serene, violent and formidable, and the camaraderie that often develops

(C) surfing’s appeal to people is due to the sport’s unusual confluence of adrenaline, skill, and high paced maneuvering, an unpredictable backdrop that is, by turns, graceful and serene, violent and formidable, and developing camaraderie

(D) surfing appeals to people due to the sport’s unusual confluence of adrenaline, skill, and high paced maneuvering, a backdrop that is unpredictable and that is, by turns, gracefully and serenely violent and formidable, and the camaraderie that often develops

(E) surfing appeals to people due to their unusual confluence of adrenaline, skill, and high paced maneuvering, an unpredictable backdrop that is, by turns, graceful and serene, violent and formidable, and the camaraderie that often develops

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29 Jun 2017, 23:44
how to quickly recognize wrong grammar issues in such long words?

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19 Jul 2017, 10:17
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I am confused by the use of "due to" in this sentence.
I always thought that "due to" is used as "caused by". According to this rule we have to choose "C" where "surfing’s appeal to people is due to the sport’s unusual confluence of adrenaline"
In all other choices "due to" is not replacable by "caused by".
(I do understand, though, that the sentence is about "surfing", but not about "srfing's appeal")

Exactly where I got tripped.

Could someone help here if the usage of "due to" is correct?

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19 Jul 2017, 12:18
Originally developed by ancient Hawaiians,

surfing appeals to people due to
the sport’s unusual confluence of adrenaline, skill, and high paced manoeuvring,
an unpredictable backdrop that is, by turns, graceful and serene, violent and formidable,
and the camaraderie that often develops among people in their common quest to conquer nature.

Can anyone please explain why the correct answer does not have and in between highlighted parts?
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19 Jul 2017, 12:27
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Originally developed by ancient Hawaiians, surfing appeals to people due to the sport’s unusual confluence of adrenaline, skill, and high paced maneuvering, an unpredictable backdrop that is, by turns, graceful and serene, violent and formidable, and the camaraderie that often develops among people in their common quest to conquer nature.

(A) surfing appeals to people due to the sport’s unusual confluence of adrenaline, skill, and high paced maneuvering, an unpredictable backdrop that is, by turns, graceful and serene, violent and formidable, and the camaraderie that often develops

(B) surfing’s appeal is its unusual confluence of adrenaline, skill, and high paced maneuvering, an unpredictable backdrop that is, by turns, graceful and serene, violent and formidable, and the camaraderie that often develops

(C) surfing’s appeal to people is due to the sport’s unusual confluence of adrenaline, skill, and high paced maneuvering, an unpredictable backdrop that is, by turns, graceful and serene, violent and formidable, and developing camaraderie

(D) surfing appeals to people due to the sport’s unusual confluence of adrenaline, skill, and high paced maneuvering, a backdrop that is unpredictable and that is, by turns, gracefully and serenely violent and formidable, and the camaraderie that often develops

(E) surfing appeals to people due to their unusual confluence of adrenaline, skill, and high paced maneuvering, an unpredictable backdrop that is, by turns, graceful and serene, violent and formidable, and the camaraderie that often develops

Hawaiian's developed surfing and not it's appeal. B & C are Out.
E - 'their' refers to who? people? That makes it weird. OUT.

Between A & D.
D - gracefully and serenely become adverbs modifying violent and formidable which changes the entire meaning. OUT.
A - Maintains parallelism through multiple lists, and contains no errors.

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Originally developed by ancient Hawaiians, surfing appeals to people due to the sport’s unusual confluence of adrenaline, skill, and high paced maneuvering, an unpredictable backdrop that is, by turns, graceful and serene, violent and formidable, and the camaraderie that often develops among people in their common quest to conquer nature.

(A) surfing appeals to people due to the sport’s unusual confluence of adrenaline, skill, and high paced maneuvering, an unpredictable backdrop that is, by turns, graceful and serene, violent and formidable, and the camaraderie that often develops

(B) surfing’s appeal is its unusual confluence of adrenaline, skill, and high paced maneuvering, an unpredictable backdrop that is, by turns, graceful and serene, violent and formidable, and the camaraderie that often develops

(C) surfing’s appeal to people is due to the sport’s unusual confluence of adrenaline, skill, and high paced maneuvering, an unpredictable backdrop that is, by turns, graceful and serene, violent and formidable, and developing camaraderie

(D) surfing appeals to people due to the sport’s unusual confluence of adrenaline, skill, and high paced maneuvering, a backdrop that is unpredictable and that is, by turns, gracefully and serenely violent and formidable, and the camaraderie that often develops

(E) surfing appeals to people due to their unusual confluence of adrenaline, skill, and high paced maneuvering, an unpredictable backdrop that is, by turns, graceful and serene, violent and formidable, and the camaraderie that often develops

Isn't the usage of due to violated here?

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Isn't the usage of due to violated here?

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Good call, warriorguy. Tag has been removed... but if anybody has any information on the real source of this question, let me know!

The Tag is indicating that the source is 'Manhattan GMAT'. Is here anyone from Manhattan GMAT to confirm us? Otherwise, I personally believe that this misleading question need to be removed from the forum.
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05 Aug 2017, 11:13
I'm perplexed by this one - I thought "due to" was a noun modifier, and yet here in the OA it's clearly modifying a verb ("appeals to people"). Help?

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I'm perplexed by this one - I thought "due to" was a noun modifier, and yet here in the OA it's clearly modifying a verb ("appeals to people"). Help?

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GMATNinja wrote:
Good call, warriorguy. Tag has been removed... but if anybody has any information on the real source of this question, let me know!

The Tag is indicating that the source is 'Manhattan GMAT'. Is here anyone from Manhattan GMAT to confirm us? Otherwise, I personally believe that this misleading question need to be removed from the forum.

It is Manhattan GMAT's as mentioned at https://www.manhattanprep.com/gmat/foru ... t1013.html

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Although "due to" is wrongly used in the options, there are other take away from the question.

Originally developed by ancient Hawaiians, surfing appeals to people due to the sport’s unusual confluence of adrenaline, skill, and high paced maneuvering, an unpredictable backdrop that is, by turns, graceful and serene, violent and formidable, and the camaraderie that often develops among people in their common quest to conquer nature.

(A) surfing appeals to people due to the sport’s unusual confluence of adrenaline, skill, and high paced maneuvering, an unpredictable backdrop that is, by turns, graceful and serene, violent and formidable, and the camaraderie that often develops -Correct.

(B) surfing’s appeal is its unusual confluence of adrenaline, skill, and high paced maneuvering, an unpredictable backdrop that is, by turns, graceful and serene, violent and formidable, and the camaraderie that often develops -Wrong. Modifier wrongly modifies appeal

(C) surfing’s appeal to people is due to the sport’s unusual confluence of adrenaline, skill, and high paced maneuvering, an unpredictable backdrop that is, by turns, graceful and serene, violent and formidable, and developing camaraderie -Wrong. Modifier wrongly modifies appeal

(D) surfing appeals to people due to the sport’s unusual confluence of adrenaline, skill, and high paced maneuvering, a backdrop that is unpredictable and that is, by turns, gracefully and serenely violent and formidable, and the camaraderie that often develops -Violence can't be graceful or serene. The adverbs are wrongly modifying "violent"

(E) surfing appeals to people due to their unusual confluence of adrenaline, skill, and high paced maneuvering, an unpredictable backdrop that is, by turns, graceful and serene, violent and formidable, and the camaraderie that often develops -Wrong. Pronoun "their" doesn't make any sense
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