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# The reason the factory did not meet its deadline is because

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The reason the factory did not meet its deadline is because a snowstorm in the northeast delayed delivery of the necessary components by more than a week.

A. The reason the factory did not meet its deadline is
B. The factory was not able to be meeting the deadline
C. The factory did not meet its deadline
D. The deadline of the factory was not met
E. The deadline, of the factory, was not met

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OA: C
[Reveal] Spoiler: OA
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06 Jun 2012, 12:29
manulath wrote:
The reason the factory did not meet its deadline is because a snowstorm in the northeast delayed delivery of the necessary components by more than a week.

A. The reason the factory did not meet its deadline is
B. The factory was not able to be meeting the deadline
C. The factory did not meet its deadline
D. The deadline of the factory was not met
E. The deadline, of the factory, was not met

A seemed wordy.

Was confused in C and D
Choose D

Why is it wrong?
Kindly help me.
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06 Jun 2012, 13:29
Compared to D ,C is a better answer because of the active construction that C employs .D is passive in its construction as it can be seen by the use of the word "by"
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Compared to D ,C is a better answer because of the active construction that C employs .D is passive in its construction as it can be seen by the use of the word "by"

Is Active Voice always preferred over Passive Voice?
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06 Jun 2012, 15:18
manulath wrote:
saikarthikreddy wrote:
Compared to D ,C is a better answer because of the active construction that C employs .D is passive in its construction as it can be seen by the use of the word "by"

Is Active Voice always preferred over Passive Voice?

I'd say active voices are preferred usually because they are more succinct.
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06 Jun 2012, 16:37
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This question is testing the redundancy of, 'the reason...is/was because', which, to many, sounds correct (mainly because many speak this way). 'The reason' already implies a 'because'. And, for that matter, 'because' gives us a reason, so there is no need to put 'reason' before because. It is this latter case that pertains to the sentence below, because the word 'because' is in the non-underlined part. Therefore, we want to remove 'the reason' from the beginning.

Doing so allows us to get rid of answer (A). (D) and (E) both use a passive construction, which the GMAT typically avoids in favor of the active voice. Therefore (C) is the answer.

The reason the factory did not meet its deadline is because a snowstorm in the northeast delayed delivery of the necessary components by more than a week.

A. The reason the factory did not meet its deadline is
B. The factory was not able to be meeting the deadline
C. The factory did not meet its deadline
D. The deadline of the factory was not met
E. The deadline, of the factory, was not met
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07 Jun 2012, 01:34
ChrisLele wrote:
This question is testing the redundancy of, 'the reason...is/was because', which, to many, sounds correct (mainly because many speak this way). 'The reason' already implies a 'because'. And, for that matter, 'because' gives us a reason, so there is no need to put 'reason' before because. It is this latter case that pertains to the sentence below, because the word 'because' is in the non-underlined part. Therefore, we want to remove 'the reason' from the beginning.

Doing so allows us to get rid of answer (A). (D) and (E) both use a passive construction, which the GMAT typically avoids in favor of the active voice. Therefore (C) is the answer.

The reason the factory did not meet its deadline is because a snowstorm in the northeast delayed delivery of the necessary components by more than a week.

A. The reason the factory did not meet its deadline is
B. The factory was not able to be meeting the deadline
C. The factory did not meet its deadline
D. The deadline of the factory was not met
E. The deadline, of the factory, was not met

Thanks to all of you for helping me to understand the problem better and be careful.
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09 Jun 2012, 23:35
manulath wrote:
The reason the factory did not meet its deadline is because a snowstorm in the northeast delayed delivery of the necessary components by more than a week.

A. The reason the factory did not meet its deadline is
B. The factory was not able to be meeting the deadline
C. The factory did not meet its deadline
D. The deadline of the factory was not met
E. The deadline, of the factory, was not met

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OA: C

i pick C here. infact C is concise and intended meaning is more clear than other choices.
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09 Jun 2012, 23:40
i pick C here. A is wrong because of redundancy and wordy. infact C is better options than others in respect of intended meaning. D and E is unnecessarily passive
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10 Jun 2012, 02:12
A - Eliminate because 'reason is because' is redundant.
B - Eliminate because "be meeting"
C -
D -
E - Eliminate because of silly commas

Clearly C is "better" here. However, I think this is a good example of passive vs. active voice. There doesn't seem to be anything explicitly wrong with D. Always go with the active voice when you can.
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13 Jun 2012, 05:50
IMO C.. looks simple and best.. thanks chris for detailed explanation..
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13 Jun 2012, 08:32
C it is for me too..

Lesson learned: active voice is preferred over passive voice, however this may not be true always.!
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