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The Great Depression has been studied in great deal by economists, primarily on account of providing insight into more recent economic conditions.

A on account of providing
B on account of its providing
C because of providing
D being it provides
E because it provides


Please provide an analysis why the other options are wrong
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The Great Depression has been studied in great deal by economists, primarily on account of providing insight into more recent economic conditions.

A on account of providing
B on account of its providing
C because of providing
D being it provides
E because it provides


Please provide an analysis why the other options are wrong


The meaning suggests: The great depression has been studied in great deal by economists primarily for some strong reason.
Splitting into clauses.
1. The Great Depression has been studied in great deal by economists, Independent Clause
2. primarily on account of providing insight into more recent economic conditions. Seems like a dependent clause.
SV error in clause 2. No SV pair exists. "providing" can be converted into a verb by replacing it with provide.

POE:
A on account of providing. Explained as above in original sentence analysis.
B on account of its providing. Providing is not a verb
C because of providing. No SV Pair in DC
D being it provides. Usage of being is awkward
E because it provides. Correct one, introduces the right SV pair & "it" correctly refers to the great depression.
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the intent of the sent :

The Great Depression has been studied in great deal by economists............................WHY it has been studied? Is there any reason for this great deal of study ?

Yes ........ the 2nd half of the sentence after COMMA speaks of THAT reason

When we hear of reason : what is the first word that strikes us ( Forgetting all nuances of Grammar) = Guess BECAUSE

Lets check the options that has BECAUSE to find any clues

C : because of providing : Does this make any sense ? = Eliminated

E : because it provides ======= yes perfect

The GD has been studied in detail ........ WHY ?...........Because it provides insight into X/Y/Z

E fits the reasoning perfectly = Leading to my take

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SOURH7WK wrote:
catfreak wrote:
The Great Depression has been studied in great deal by economists, primarily on account of providing insight into more recent economic conditions.

A on account of providing
B on account of its providing
C because of providing
D being it provides
E because it provides


Please provide an analysis why the other options are wrong


The meaning suggests: The great depression has been studied in great deal by economists primarily for some strong reason.
Splitting into clauses.
1. The Great Depression has been studied in great deal by economists, Independent Clause
2. primarily on account of providing insight into more recent economic conditions. Seems like a dependent clause.
SV error in clause 2. No SV pair exists. "providing" can be converted into a verb by replacing it with provide.

POE:
A on account of providing. Explained as above in original sentence analysis.
B on account of its providing. Providing is not a verb
C because of providing. No SV Pair in DC
D being it provides. Usage of being is awkward
E because it provides. Correct one, introduces the right SV pair & "it" correctly refers to the great depression.



If I joing the 2 parts by because then the 2 parts should be clauses and we need a workring verb in second part
But if I use 'on account of'/'because of' the second part becomes a prepositional phrase and thus does not need a working verb. NO?

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If I join the 2 parts by because then the 2 parts should be clauses and we need a workring verb in second part
But if I use 'on account of'/'because of' the second part becomes a prepositional phrase and thus does not need a working verb. NO?

Yes u r right. But here "providing" is not a noun/noun phrases. "On account of" and "because of" are all prepositions used with noun phrases and are often used interchangeably. They indicate that something happened as a result of something or introduce the reason for something happening.
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On account of usage is not right here. It is better to use because as it is a conjunction and the meaning of the sentence is also more clearer.
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Stick to the Basic rules that you study for the GMAT.

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The Great Depression has been studied in great deal by economists, primarily on account of providing insight into more recent economic conditions.

A on account of providing . ON account of X seems seems to modify WHAT , the previous noun. It seems to suggest that the Economists are primarilyon the account of X.

B on account of its providing. ALong with the modifier Issue, Use of ITS is wrong.

C because of providing . I learnt, though i am not sure, somewhere that when giving reasons because is followed by clause. Because of Const is wrong and it sounds little less clear then E.


D being it provides You all know the reason for eliminataion of this choice.

E because it provides Winner here. It clearly uses most clear word to give reason for anthing and is followed by a clause.


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The Great Depression has been studied in great deal by economists, primarily on account of providing insight into more recent economic conditions.

A on account of providing

'on account' is a little wordy.

B on account of its providing

This answer choice is even wordier :(.

C because of providing

'because' is fine as we are looking for why economists study the Great Depression. However, 'because of providing' is unidiomatic.

D being it provides

Good rule: eliminate 'being.' It's wordy.

E because it provides

Correct use of 'because.' The 'it' clearly refers back to the Great Depression.
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