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The motion of the Sun in the sky, as well as the Moon and planets and

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The motion of the Sun in the sky, as well as the Moon and planets and stars, are because of the rotation of the Earth: everything rises in the East and sets in the West.

(A) are because of

(B) is because of

(C) are caused by

(D) is due to

(E) are due to


This question explores the use of "due to." For a more extensive discussion, as well as the OE of this question, see:
GMAT Sentence Correction: the “Due To” Mistake

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mikemcgarry wrote:
The motion of the Sun in the sky, as well as the Moon and planets and stars, are because of the rotation of the Earth: everything rises in the East and sets in the West.

(A) are because of

(B) is because of

(C) are caused by

(D) is due to

(E) are due to


This question explores the use of "due to." For a more extensive discussion, as well as the OE of this question, see:
GMAT Sentence Correction: the “Due To” Mistake

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X as well as Y ---> X is singular noun hence the verb must also be singular ( IS ) { Leaves us with option (B) & (D)

Because of - Modifies Nouns
Due to = Caused by

So between (B) and (D) , correct answer must be (D) -

The motion of the Sun in the sky, as well as the Moon and planets and stars, is due to the rotation of the Earth: everything rises in the East and sets in the West.

Here is something more from eGMAT on ‘Due to’ VS ‘Because of’ war -

https://e-gmat.com/blog/gmat-verbal/sen ... because-of
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Re: The motion of the Sun in the sky, as well as the Moon and planets and  [#permalink]

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mikemcgarry wrote:
The motion of the Sun in the sky, as well as the Moon and planets and stars, are because of the rotation of the Earth: everything rises in the East and sets in the West.

(A) are because of

(B) is because of

(C) are caused by

(D) is due to

(E) are due to


This question explores the use of "due to." For a more extensive discussion, as well as the OE of this question, see:
GMAT Sentence Correction: the “Due To” Mistake

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X as well as Y ---> X is singular noun hence the verb must also be singular ( IS ) { Leaves us with option (B) & (D)

Because of - Modifies Nouns
Due to = Caused by

So between (B) and (D) , correct answer must be (D) -

The motion of the Sun in the sky, as well as the Moon and planets and stars, is due to the rotation of the Earth: everything rises in the East and sets in the West.

Here is something more from eGMAT on ‘Due to’ VS ‘Because of’ war -

https://e-gmat.com/blog/gmat-verbal/sen ... because-of



You said that because of modifies nouns, but isn't due to, which modifies nouns?
And can I also say that B) is wrong, because a form of to be ("is") is followed by because of.

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I will go for "D".

"Due to" is used in case of nouns and "because of" is used in case of verbs. For example:
The motion is "due to"....
The Sun moves "because of"....

mikemcgarry, please suggest and give the answer.
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Re: The motion of the Sun in the sky, as well as the Moon and planets and  [#permalink]

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Abhishek009 wrote:
mikemcgarry wrote:
The motion of the Sun in the sky, as well as the Moon and planets and stars, are because of the rotation of the Earth: everything rises in the East and sets in the West.

(A) are because of

(B) is because of

(C) are caused by

(D) is due to

(E) are due to


This question explores the use of "due to." For a more extensive discussion, as well as the OE of this question, see:

GMAT Sentence Correction: the “Due To” Mistake

Mike :-)


X as well as Y ---> X is singular noun hence the verb must also be singular ( IS ) { Leaves us with option (B) & (D)

Because of - Modifies Nouns
Due to = Caused by

So between (B) and (D) , correct answer must be (D) -

The motion of the Sun in the sky, as well as the Moon and planets and stars, is due to the rotation of the Earth: everything rises in the East and sets in the West.

Here is something more from eGMAT on ‘Due to’ VS ‘Because of’ war -

https://e-gmat.com/blog/gmat-verbal/sen ... because-of


I agree with you that due to = caused by.
However, because of modifies verb, not noun.

This question is simple.
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New post 20 Aug 2018, 08:13
here 'The motion' is main subject and is singular so singular verb is used 'is'
as 'because of' is used to modify verb and 'due to' is used to modify 'noun'. so 'is because of' is right answer.

B is the answer
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New post 20 Aug 2018, 08:16
IMO D.

1) is vs are - Sun is Singular - therefore eliminate A,C & E

2) due to vs because of

Due to - used to modify nouns.

Because of - used to modify verbs.

"Due to" modifies the noun "the rotation of...".
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New post 26 Aug 2018, 09:02
Simple approach: If you replace "due to" with "caused by" and it makes sense, go for due to.
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