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# Supply-side economists theorize that large-capital firms find the need

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Supply-side economists theorize that large-capital firms find the need to declare bankruptcy more due to the fact that they become burdened with high operating costs than failure to compete for consumer demand.

(A) due to the fact that they become burdened with high operating costs than failure

(B) due to their becoming burdened with high operating costs than to failing

(C) because they become burdened with high operating costs than that they fail

(D) because they become burdened with high operating costs than because they fail

(E) because of their becoming burdened with high operating costs than because of their

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Originally posted by carcass on 05 Jun 2016, 03:27.
Last edited by Bunuel on 09 Nov 2018, 04:02, edited 1 time in total.
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05 Jun 2016, 03:46
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Supply-side economists theorize that large-capital firms find the need to declare bankruptcy more due to the fact that they become burdened with high operating costs than failure to compete for consumer demand.
Due to vs Because of -
Due to is used to modify nouns whereas Because of is used to modify entire clauses

(A) due to the fact that they become burdened with high operating costs than failure . Incorrect
(B) due to their becoming burdened with high operating costs than to failing . Incorrect
(C) because they become burdened with high operating costs than that they fail - Parallelism issue Incorrect
(D) because they become burdened with high operating costs than because they fail . Correct
(E) because of their becoming burdened with high operating costs than because of their Incorrect - Awkward construction and use of past continuous tense is incorrect .
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05 Jun 2016, 04:06
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My views--

(A) due to the fact that they become burdened with high operating costs than failure--Wordy.due to the fact that not required.WRONG.
(B) due to their becoming burdened with high operating costs than to failing--WRONG for many reasons.
© because they become burdened with high operating costs than that they fail --parallelism error.because and that WRONG.
(D) because they become burdened with high operating costs than because they fail--RIGHT.Correct parallelism.
(E) because of their becoming burdened with high operating costs than because of their--Awkward.

+1 for D.
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05 Jun 2016, 04:12
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find the need to declare bankruptcy more ...
because
- they become burdened with high operating costs
than because
- they fail

Answer is D due to above said!
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Supply-side economists theorize that large-capital firms find the need to declare bankruptcy more due to the fact that they become burdened with high operating costs than failure to compete for consumer demand.

(A) due to the fact that they become burdened with high operating costs than failure
(B) due to their becoming burdened with high operating costs than to failing
(C) because they become burdened with high operating costs than that they fail
(D) because they become burdened with high operating costs than because they fail
(E) because of their becoming burdened with high operating costs than because of their

Correct idiomatic usage is : More x than Y

Supply-side economists theorize that large-capital firms find the need to declare bankruptcy more because they become burdened with high operating costs than because they fail to compete for consumer demand.

Hence IMHO with (D)

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Isnt option Bbtr than option D ,not getting how the use of because twice in option D is correct ?
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shonakshi wrote:
Isnt option Bbtr than option D ,not getting how the use of because twice in option D is correct ?

In the comparison structure "more X than Y", X and Y must be parallel. If "because" is there in element X, it should also be there in element Y.

Following is a simpler example:

I stood first more because the competition was weak than because I worked hard.

X = because the competition was weak
Y = because I worked hard
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Supply-side economists theorize that large-capital firms find the need to declare bankruptcy more due to the fact that they become burdened with high operating costs than failure to compete for consumer demand.

(A) due to the fact that they become burdened with high operating costs than failure
- Illogical comparison between "the fact" with "failure"

(B) due to their becoming burdened with high operating costs than to failing
- "their becoming burdened" is not parallel to "failure"

(C) because they become burdened with high operating costs than that they fail
- Missing the word "than" which is needed as we have the word "more" in the sentence

(D) because they become burdened with high operating costs than because they fail
- CORRECT - Parallel structure - "because they become burdened" with "because they fail "

(E) because of their becoming burdened with high operating costs than because of their
- "their becoming burdened" is redundant and unclear

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29 May 2018, 05:06
Could anyone explain whats wrong in option c: what exactly that refer to in option c ?
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