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The reasons for the pollution of Ganges were either because it is an easy target for effluents with several of its tributaries like Yamuna, Gomati etc flowing through industrial belts or for the simple reason that it had a massive catchment area in the thickly populated North India.

A. that it had a massive catchment area in the thickly populated North India
B. that its catchment area was massive in the thickly populated North India
C. that it caught massive areas in the thickly populated North India
D. of its massive catchment area in the thickly populated North India
E. of its thick catchment area in the massively populated North India
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Please provide the official answer. Why option D is incorrect?
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The reasons for the pollution of Ganges were either because it is an easy target for effluents with several of its tributaries like Yamuna, Gomati etc flowing through industrial belts or for the simple reason that it had a massive catchment area in the thickly populated North India.

A. that it had a massive catchment area in the thickly populated North India
B. that its catchment area was massive in the thickly populated North India
C. that it caught massive areas in the thickly populated North India
D. of its massive catchment area in the thickly populated North India
E. of its thick catchment area in the massively populated North India


Hi broall,

Could you please throw some light on my below doubt.

Option A is wrong because we shouldn't use past perfect tense here. Past perfect tense is used when we need to depict an even that started in the past and has already finished or when 2 events occur in the past and we need to show their chronology.
Also, if we have a look at option A logically, it means that the "area" was massive and is no more massive. --Isn't this illogical?

I chose D because the fact that area is massive is not depicted as an event of past.

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The reasons for the pollution of Ganges were either because it is an easy target for effluents with several of its tributaries like Yamuna, Gomati etc flowing through industrial belts or for the simple reason that it had a massive catchment area in the thickly populated North India.

A. that it had a massive catchment area in the thickly populated North India
B. that its catchment area was massive in the thickly populated North India
C. that it caught massive areas in the thickly populated North India
D. of its massive catchment area in the thickly populated North India
E. of its thick catchment area in the massively populated North India


A very poor question by all standards and if from some source, that source can be dumped immediately..

Neither the underlined portion nor the non-underlined portionis correct

1) use of reason and because both
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The reasons for the pollution of Ganges were either because

2) idiom - either x or y
x and y should be parallel
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The reasons for the pollution of Ganges were either because it is an easy target for effluents with several of its tributaries like Yamuna, Gomati etc flowing through industrial belts or for the simple reason that it had a massive catchment area in the thickly populated North India.

coloured portion are not parallel
3) like to give examples or types
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with several of its tributaries like Yamuna, Gomati etc

4) read the part after OR and see if it makes sense
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The reasons for the pollution of Ganges were either because it is an easy target for effluents with several of its tributaries like Yamuna, Gomati etc flowing through industrial belts or for the simple reason that it had a massive catchment area in the thickly populated North India.


so a VERY-2 poor Q at the best.. Don't waste time looking for solution
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