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# Recent studies have indicated that

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Recent studies have indicated that people develop ulcers more due to the fact that their mucous membranes become infected by Helicobacter pylori than stress.

A. due to the fact that their mucous membranes become infected by Helicobacter pylori than stress
B. due to their mucous membranes becoming infected by Helicobacter pylori than to having too much stress
C. because their mucous membranes become infected by Helicobacter pylori than that they have too much stress
D. because their mucous membranes become infected by Helicobacter pylori than because they have too much stress
E. because of their mucous membranes becoming infected by Helicobacter pylori than because of their having too much stress
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Recent studies have indicated that people develop ulcers more due to the fact that their mucous membranes become infected by Helicobacter pylori than stress.

A. due to the fact that their mucous membranes become infected by Helicobacter pylori than stress
B. due to their mucous membranes becoming infected by Helicobacter pylori than to having too much stress
C. because their mucous membranes become infected by Helicobacter pylori than that they have too much stress
D. because their mucous membranes become infected by Helicobacter pylori than because they have too much stress
E. because of their mucous membranes becoming infected by Helicobacter pylori than because of their having too much stress

And

A & B eliminated - due cannot be used in the place of because
C- Not parallel. more X than Y. X and Y must be structurally and logically parallel. Here it is "more because their ... than that .."
E- Tense Error and unidiomatic. because of their having too much stress .

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19 Mar 2014, 21:52
vani711 wrote:
Recent studies have indicated that people develop ulcers more due to the fact that their mucous membranes become infected by Helicobacter pylori than stress.

A. due to the fact that their mucous membranes become infected by Helicobacter pylori than stress
B. due to their mucous membranes becoming infected by Helicobacter pylori than to having too much stress
C. because their mucous membranes become infected by Helicobacter pylori than that they have too much stress
D. because their mucous membranes become infected by Helicobacter pylori than because they have too much stress -because x than because y -Good!
E. because of their mucous membranes becoming infected by Helicobacter pylori than because of their having too much stress

Due to -means "caused by" in GMAT ;so A&B -out
C-"that" -not parallel to because
E-too wordy/awkward

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04 Jun 2017, 08:31
borntobreaktherecord wrote:
vani711 wrote:
Recent studies have indicated that people develop ulcers more due to the fact that their mucous membranes become infected by Helicobacter pylori than stress.

A. due to the fact that their mucous membranes become infected by Helicobacter pylori than stress
B. due to their mucous membranes becoming infected by Helicobacter pylori than to having too much stress
C. because their mucous membranes become infected by Helicobacter pylori than that they have too much stress
D. because their mucous membranes become infected by Helicobacter pylori than because they have too much stress -because x than because y -Good!
E. because of their mucous membranes becoming infected by Helicobacter pylori than because of their having too much stress

Due to -means "caused by" in GMAT ;so A&B -out
C-"that" -not parallel to because
E-too wordy/awkward

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Yes you are right due to means caused by
but I would like to add one more point
Due to is adjective and can only modify noun or noun phrase and can never modify a verb
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04 Jun 2017, 09:06
vani711 wrote:
Recent studies have indicated that people develop ulcers more due to the fact that their mucous membranes become infected by Helicobacter pylori than stress.

A. due to the fact that their mucous membranes become infected by Helicobacter pylori than stress
B. due to their mucous membranes becoming infected by Helicobacter pylori than to having too much stress
C. because their mucous membranes become infected by Helicobacter pylori than that they have too much stress
D. because their mucous membranes become infected by Helicobacter pylori than because they have too much stress
E. because of their mucous membranes becoming infected by Helicobacter pylori than because of their having too much stress

Correct usage of parallelism ...

Recent studies have indicated that people develop ulcers more because their mucous membranes become infected by Helicobacter pylori than because they have too much stress.

The correct idiomatic usage is : More X than Y

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