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The Marketing Department has adamantly rejected all claims that it was previously aware of the errors due to which sales of the new web-based service have amounted to a mere 1.5 million dollars instead of the expected 9 million dollars.

A. due to which sales of the new web-based service have amounted to a mere
B. which consequently caused sales of the new web-based service to amount to a mere sum of
C. due to which sales of the new web-based service have consequently amounted to a mere
D. due to which sales of the new web-based service have amounted only to a mere
E. that caused sales of the new web-based service to amount only to a sum of
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A. due to which sales of the new web-based service have amounted to a mere - correct
B. which consequently caused sales of the new web-based service to amount to a mere sum of -- consequently caused[ redundant
C. due to which sales of the new web-based service have consequently amounted to a mere -- due to which and consequently are redundant
D. due to which sales of the new web-based service have amounted only to a mere -- only and mere are redundant
E. that caused sales of the new web-based service to amount only to a sum of[/quote] -- tense issue

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'due to which' => 'caused by which' makes no sense. is this a correct structure?

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The Marketing Department has adamantly rejected all claims that it was previously aware of the errors due to which sales of the new web-based service have amounted to a mere 1.5 million dollars instead of the expected 9 million dollars.

A. due to which sales of the new web-based service have amounted to a mere
B. which consequently caused sales of the new web-based service to amount to a mere sum of
errors which
C. due to which sales of the new web-based service have consequently amounted to a mere
D. due to which sales of the new web-based service have amounted only to a mere
E. that caused sales of the new web-based service to amount only to a sum of
A &E remain.

I think, E sounds better than A.
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Kindly request some experts to help with the correct option.
What does "due to which" imply?

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Redundancy seems to be an issue in this problem
Below highlighted words seem redundant to me , am I correct.
A. due to which sales of the new web-based service have amounted to a mere - Correct.
B. which consequently caused sales of the new web-based service to amount to a mere sum of
C. due to which sales of the new web-based service have consequently amounted to a mere
D. due to which sales of the new web-based service have amounted only to a mere
E. that caused sales of the new web-based service to amount only to a sum of

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New post 29 Mar 2017, 00:03
Yes, lots of redundancy here! I'd also say that "consequently caused" is no good unless we have a string of causation: X caused Y, which consequently caused Z.

As for "due to which," it's a way to refer back to the effect of a previous noun without starting a new clause. It's the same as saying "The department was unaware of some errors. Due to these errors, X happened."

Some similar usages:

Frodo must throw the ring into the fire from which it was forged. (The ring was forged from a fire, and Frodo must throw it into that fire.)

There is no problem more perplexing than that which faces us now. (A problem faces us now, and there is no problem perplexing than that problem. Note that normally we wouldn't use "which" to indicate a restrictive modifier--we'd use "that." I think this particular usage has come along to save us from saying "than that that faces us now." That would be a mouthful!)

The tour guide led us to a building in front of which several famous movie scenes were filmed. (Several famous movie scenes were filmed in front of the building, and the tour guide led us to that building.)
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The Marketing Department has adamantly rejected all claims that it was previously aware of the errors due to which sales of the new web-based service have amounted to a mere 1.5 million dollars instead of the expected 9 million dollars.

A. due to which sales of the new web-based service have amounted to a mere
B. which consequently caused sales of the new web-based service to amount to a mere sum of
C. due to which sales of the new web-based service have consequently amounted to a mere
D. due to which sales of the new web-based service have amounted only to a mere
E. that caused sales of the new web-based service to amount only to a sum of


Yes! This is indeed a lesson on redundancy more than on the not-so-critical idiom 'due to which'. All these usages such as --due to which, because of which, in which, by which etc ---are alternatives to the pronoun 'which' in effect and are used according to the context.

However, in B, amount to a mere sum is redundant.
In C, due to which and consequently is redundant
In D, only and mere are redundant.
In E, amount to a sum is redundant.
Nice to remember them.

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Hmm, I'm unfamiliar with the correct use of "due to which." Could someone please confirm this phrase is correct in the OA and explain how to use it properly? mikemcgarry? Thanks a bunch :)

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DmitryFarber wrote:
Yes, lots of redundancy here! I'd also say that "consequently caused" is no good unless we have a string of causation: X caused Y, which consequently caused Z.

As for "due to which," it's a way to refer back to the effect of a previous noun without starting a new clause. It's the same as saying "The department was unaware of some errors. Due to these errors, X happened."

Some similar usages:

Frodo must throw the ring into the fire from which it was forged. (The ring was forged from a fire, and Frodo must throw it into that fire.)

There is no problem more perplexing than that which faces us now. (A problem faces us now, and there is no problem perplexing than that problem. Note that normally we wouldn't use "which" to indicate a restrictive modifier--we'd use "that." I think this particular usage has come along to save us from saying "than that that faces us now." That would be a mouthful!)

The tour guide led us to a building in front of which several famous movie scenes were filmed. (Several famous movie scenes were filmed in front of the building, and the tour guide led us to that building.)


Also, in E, the placement of "ONLY" isn't correct. Or is it?
I think that ONLY modifies "amount", right?
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The Marketing Department has adamantly rejected all claims that it was previously aware of the errors due to which sales of the new web-based service have amounted to a mere 1.5 million dollars instead of the expected 9 million dollars.

A. due to which sales of the new web-based service have amounted to a mere
B. which consequently caused sales of the new web-based service to amount to a mere sum of
C. due to which sales of the new web-based service have consequently amounted to a mere
D. due to which sales of the new web-based service have amounted only to a mere
E. that caused sales of the new web-based service to amount only to a sum of


The answer is A

A correct
B Redundant as amount and sum both have same meaning.
C consequently is not required
D only and mere imply same meaning therefore it is redundant
E redundant and there is a shift in meaning the decrease in sales was the result of the errors rather than a direct impact .
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