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The reason many people consider the Mediterranean island to be ungover

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The Official Guide for GMAT Verbal Review 2019

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Question No.: SC 226

The reason many people consider the Mediterranean island to be ungovernable is because that the inhabitants long ago learned to distrust and neutralize all written laws.

(A) is because that the inhabitants long ago learned to distrust and neutralize
(B) is the inhabitants long ago learned distrusting and neutralizing
(C) was because of the inhabitants long ago learning to distrust and to be neutralizing
(D) is that the inhabitants long ago learned to distrust and to neutralize
(E) was on account of the inhabitants long ago learning to distrust and neutralize

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(A) is because that the inhabitants long ago learned to distrust and neutralize

Because that is incorrect.

(B) is the inhabitants long ago learned distrusting and neutralizing

That is not in place

(C) was because of the inhabitants long ago learning to distrust and to be neutralizing

Sentence is in present tense so was is incorrect.

(D) is that the inhabitants long ago learned to distrust and to neutralize

It seems correct.

(E) was on account of the inhabitants long ago learning to distrust and neutralize

Was is incorrect

So I go for D.

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The reason many people consider the Mediterranean island to be ungovernable is because that the inhabitants long ago learned to distrust and neutralize all written laws.

(A) is because that the inhabitants long ago learned to distrust and neutralize
(B) is the inhabitants long ago learned distrusting and neutralizing
(C) was because of the inhabitants long ago learning to distrust and to be neutralizing
(D) is that the inhabitants long ago learned to distrust and to neutralize
(E) was on account of the inhabitants long ago learning to distrust and neutralize[/quote]

Answer D.


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Fact1 - reason and because should not come together. this will eliminate A,C
Fact2 - "The reason many people consider the Mediterranean island to be ungovernable" This part tells me that something in present tense is coming up, as these people still consider it. C and E eliminated.

(B) is the inhabitants long ago learned distrusting and neutralizing --- that is very important to tell the right meaning of this sentence. I cant say if it was just the inhabitants or they did something.
(D) is that the inhabitants long ago learned to distrust and to neutralize --- Correct use of that. moreover what they learned and what was its purpose is demonstrated effectively .

Read this post if you have not yet to understand what 'that' is doing in option D.
https://gmatclub.com/forum/experts-topi ... 43686.html
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The Official Guide for GMAT Verbal Review 2019

Practice Question
Question No.: SC 226

The reason many people consider the Mediterranean island to be ungovernable is because that the inhabitants long ago learned to distrust and neutralize all written laws.

(A) is because that the inhabitants long ago learned to distrust and neutralize
(B) is the inhabitants long ago learned distrusting and neutralizing
(C) was because of the inhabitants long ago learning to distrust and to be neutralizing
(D) is that the inhabitants long ago learned to distrust and to neutralize
(E) was on account of the inhabitants long ago learning to distrust and neutralize



Let's look at the possible errors in different choices..
1. Reason and Because
There is redundancy in using both. Both mean the same and only ONE to be used.
2. the reason IS x Vs the reason is THAT X....
If you are talking of a noun word as a reason, you can use
The reason for my success is you.
But if you want to talk of a phrase as a reason use THAT..
The reason for my success is that you motivated me ...
Here too there is a PHRASE, so you require THAT.
3) tense
In non underlined portion, we are using CONSIDER (present tense), so we require present IS here.
4) Infinitive and parallelism
TO distrust and TO neutralise

Only D left
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The reason… is/was/ on account of are all well-established redundancies in GMAT. Remove A, C, and E. Between B and D--- If you don't connect the two clauses of the sentence with a connector such as 'that,' then the sentence will turn out to be a fused sentence as in B. D with the appropriate connector 'that' is a complete sentence
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hazelnut wrote:
The Official Guide for GMAT Verbal Review 2019

Practice Question
Question No.: SC 226

The reason many people consider the Mediterranean island to be ungovernable is because that the inhabitants long ago learned to distrust and neutralize all written laws.

(A) is because that the inhabitants long ago learned to distrust and neutralize
(B) is the inhabitants long ago learned distrusting and neutralizing
(C) was because of the inhabitants long ago learning to distrust and to be neutralizing
(D) is that the inhabitants long ago learned to distrust and to neutralize - CORRECT , Perfect Parallelism and correct use of present tense
(E) was on account of the inhabitants long ago learning to distrust and neutralize


Overall D wins the race as perfect parallelism "To neutralize" and "To distrust"
Also there is correct usage of present tense
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