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Researchers discovered that the failure of legislation passed in 1936 in France to improve the working conditions of bakers was due more to the fear that large conglomerates would gain footholds in small communities than to any inherent problem in the legislation.

(A) more to the fear that large conglomerates would gain footholds in small communities than to any

(B) to the fear that large conglomerates could gain footholds in small communities than to any

(C) because of the fear that large conglomerates could gain footholds in small communities and also because there were

(D) more to fearing that large conglomerates could gain footholds in small communities than any

(E) because there was more of a fear that large conglomerates could gain footholds in small communities than to any

Explanations please.

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Researchers discovered that the failure of legislation passed in 1936 in France to improve the working conditions of bakers was due more to the fear that large conglomerates would gain footholds in small communities than to any inherent problem in the legislation.

(A) more to the fear that large conglomerates would gain footholds in small communities than to any

(B) to the fear that large conglomerates could gain footholds in small communities than to any

(C) because of the fear that large conglomerates could gain footholds in small communities and also because there were

(D) more to fearing that large conglomerates could gain footholds in small communities than any

(E) because there was more of a fear that large conglomerates could gain footholds in small communities than to any

Explanations please.


A for me...parallel
due more to...than to

B is missing 'more'
C is wrong..."and also" is always wrong
D is wrong because 'more to' and 'than any' not parallel
E is awkward

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New post 04 Nov 2007, 00:32
I agree on A.

Also, due + because is redundant. So I eliminated C & E right away.

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Yes, OA is A.

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