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Retailers reported moderate gains in their November sales, as much because of their sales of a year
earlier being so bad as that
shoppers were getting a head start on buying their holiday gifts.
A. of their sales of a year earlier being so bad as that
B. of their sales a year earlier having been as bad as because
C. of their sales a year earlier being as bad as because
D. their sales a year earlier had been so bad as because
E. their sales of a year earlier were as bad as that
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Retailers reported moderate gains in their November sales, as much because of their sales of a year
earlier being so bad as that
shoppers were getting a head start on buying their holiday gifts.
A. of their sales of a year earlier being so bad as that
B. of their sales a year earlier having been as bad as because
C. of their sales a year earlier being as bad as because
D. their sales a year earlier had been so bad as because
E. their sales of a year earlier were as bad as that


hi'
the Q tests parallelism ..
as much because X as because Y
here X and Y should be parallel
"as much because" is already in nonunderlined portion, so underlined portion should have 'as because"..

the choices
A. of their sales of a year earlier being so bad as that
B. of their sales a year earlier having been as bad as because
C. of their sales a year earlier being as bad as because
D. their sales a year earlier had been so bad as because...correct
E. their sales of a year earlier were as bad as that
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varadmaheshwari wrote:
Retailers reported moderate gains in their November sales, as much because of their sales of a year
earlier being so bad as that
shoppers were getting a head start on buying their holiday gifts.
A. of their sales of a year earlier being so bad as that
B. of their sales a year earlier having been as bad as because
C. of their sales a year earlier being as bad as because
D. their sales a year earlier had been so bad as because
E. their sales of a year earlier were as bad as that


Question tests the parallelism, as ... as
Easy way to eliminate incorrect answer choices see if there are two "as" in the choices. B, C, E are gone
A use "being" inappropriately
Answer D.
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varadmaheshwari wrote:
Retailers reported moderate gains in their November sales, as much because of their sales of a year
earlier being so bad as that
shoppers were getting a head start on buying their holiday gifts.
A. of their sales of a year earlier being so bad as that
B. of their sales a year earlier having been as bad as because
C. of their sales a year earlier being as bad as because
D. their sales a year earlier had been so bad as because
E. their sales of a year earlier were as bad as that


because of +noun and because+clause.
both above pattern is grammatical. but using logic/meaning analysis, we can use only one of above pattern, using our common sense of this world. not a phrase in my novel . in other words,
in this context, because+clause is logic and because of+noun is not logic

in other context maybe, because of +noun is correct, depending on meaning.
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Re: Problem in understanding the "as much as" construction.  [#permalink]

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varadmaheshwari wrote:
Retailers reported moderate gains in their November sales, as much because of their sales of a year
earlier being so bad as that
shoppers were getting a head start on buying their holiday gifts.
A. of their sales of a year earlier being so bad as that
B. of their sales a year earlier having been as bad as because
C. of their sales a year earlier being as bad as because
D. their sales a year earlier had been so bad as because
E. their sales of a year earlier were as bad as that


parallelism is a tough topic..yet by mastering it, one can eliminate a lot of choices because of the parallelism errors.
first, we can't use as much because OF, because we need because of at the end of the underlined portion.
second, as much because X as because Y.
A, B, C, and E have parallelism errors.
only D passes the POE test.
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