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# The possibility of expropriation was believed to be unlikely

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The possibility of expropriation was believed to be unlikely in the near future due to the lack of mining technology and capital available in this small South American country.

A) due to the lack of mining technology and
B) because of the lack of mining technology and
C) because there was no mining technology and
D) because of the lack of mining technology and there was no
E) due to the lack of mining technology and there was no
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24 Dec 2003, 12:08
B??

D is fragmented.break it in two sentences. because of the lack of mining tech and because there was no capital.

B. b/c of the lack of mining tech and capital available
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24 Dec 2003, 12:15
dj wrote:
B??

D is fragmented.break it in two sentences. because of the lack of mining tech and because there was no capital.

B. b/c of the lack of mining tech and capital available

Does the 'lack of' is applicable to both mining tech and capital ?
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24 Dec 2003, 12:22
Geethu wrote:
dj wrote:
B??

D is fragmented.break it in two sentences. because of the lack of mining tech and because there was no capital.

B. b/c of the lack of mining tech and capital available

Does the 'lack of' is applicable to both mining tech and capital ?

yes, I think so.

both "lack of tech" and "capital" clearly refers to south americans. but this is not the case in D
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24 Dec 2003, 12:56

Due to should not be used in place of the compound preposition because of. Choice (C) has an error in agreement between the singular verb (was) and the compound subject (technology and capital). Choice (D) is wordy and awkward.
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