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The cooperative announced last week that due to increasing sales in the tri-county area, it would distribute a quarterly dividend of more than twice the usual amount to all of its members.

A. The cooperative announced last week that due to increasing sales in the tri-county area
B. The cooperative announced that due to increasing sales last week in the tri-county area
C. Last week, the cooperative announced that due to sales increasing on a tri-county basis
D. Last week, the cooperative, which announced increasing sales in the tri-county area
E. Due to increasing sales in the tri-county area the cooperative announced last week

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The cooperative announced last week that due to increasing sales in the tri-county area, it would distribute a quarterly dividend of more than twice the usual amount to all of its members.

A. The cooperative announced last week that due to increasing sales in the tri-county area
B. The cooperative announced that due to increasing sales last week in the tri-county area
C. Last week, the cooperative announced that due to sales increasing on a tri-county basis
D. Last week, the cooperative, which announced increasing sales in the tri-county area
E. Due to increasing sales in the tri-county area the cooperative announced last week

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19 Feb 2017, 08:42
option A is correct.
Option B distorts the meaning.
Option C : sales increasing... Tri County basis... Is incorrect
Option D : No verb for cooperative
Option E : modifier error

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19 Feb 2017, 10:27
Source: McGrae Hills GMAT

The cooperative announced last week that due to increasing sales in the tri-county area, it would distribute a quarterly dividend of more than twice the usual amount to all of its members.

A. The cooperative announced last week that due to increasing sales in the tri-county area
B. The cooperative announced that due to increasing sales last week in the tri-county area
C. Last week, the cooperative announced that due to sales increasing on a tri-county basis
D. Last week, the cooperative, which announced increasing sales in the tri-county area
E. Due to increasing sales in the tri-county area the cooperative announced last week

hi Experts ,

Need help in this one ..
"Due to" in option A is modifying the clause ..that is a wrong usage ..
In my opinion Because of will be apt here..
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Source: McGrae Hills GMAT

The cooperative announced last week that due to increasing sales in the tri-county area, it would distribute a quarterly dividend of more than twice the usual amount to all of its members.

A. The cooperative announced last week that due to increasing sales in the tri-county area
B. The cooperative announced that due to increasing sales last week in the tri-county area
C. Last week, the cooperative announced that due to sales increasing on a tri-county basis
D. Last week, the cooperative, which announced increasing sales in the tri-county area
E. Due to increasing sales in the tri-county area the cooperative announced last week

hi Experts ,

Need help in this one ..
"Due to" in option A is modifying the clause ..that is a wrong usage ..
In my opinion Because of will be apt here..

Hi sobby,

Here due to is modifying "increasing sales" which is a noun clause. Hence the usage of due to is correct here.

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