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I dont understand why A is incorrect. Can someone explain why? D is ok to me, but A seems more precise and is completely parallel


The use of noun + present participle (-ing) modifier is tricky. Such usage is correct when the emphasis is required on the noun, but wrong when the emphasis is required on the action, i.e. the -ing modifier..

For example:

I learnt about John getting a promotion... wrong because the emphasis is required on "getting a promotion"-"getting the promotion" is more the more important factor that the sentence wants to convey.

Similarly the shift of dentistry is not due to "adults", but due to the participles "getting" and " becoming". The emphasis is required on "getting" and "becoming", not "adults". Therefore such usage is wrong here.
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The shift from traditional dentistry to cosmetic dentistry is due to adults getting fewer cavities and becoming more conscious of their looks.

(A) dentistry to cosmetic dentistry is due to adults getting fewer cavities and becoming
(B) dentistry to cosmetic dentistry is happening because fewer adults are getting cavities and they are also becoming - Shift to cosmetic dentistry wont occur if Fewer adults would become more conscious of their looks.
(C) dentistry to cosmetic dentistry is because of adults who are getting both fewer cavities and becoming
(D) dentistry to cosmetic dentistry is taking place because adults are getting fewer cavities and are also becoming
(E) dentistry to cosmetic dentistry occurs because of adults getting fewer cavities and becomes

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You did not clarify why A is wrong :)

Take a look at this link:

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lotrgandalf wrote:
The shift from traditional dentistry to cosmetic dentistry is due to adults getting fewer cavities and becoming more conscious of their looks.

(A) dentistry to cosmetic dentistry is due to adults getting fewer cavities and becoming
(B) dentistry to cosmetic dentistry is happening because fewer adults are getting cavities and they are also becoming - Shift to cosmetic dentistry wont occur if Fewer adults would become more conscious of their looks.
(C) dentistry to cosmetic dentistry is because of adults who are getting both fewer cavities and becoming
(D) dentistry to cosmetic dentistry is taking place because adults are getting fewer cavities and are also becoming
(E) dentistry to cosmetic dentistry occurs because of adults getting fewer cavities and becomes

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You did not clarify why A is wrong :)

Take a look at this link:

the-shift-from-traditional-dentistry-to-cosmetic-dentistry-125544.html#p1673430[/quote]

Because "due to" should always be used with nouns and not strange noun+ING compositions?
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lotrgandalf wrote:
The shift from traditional dentistry to cosmetic dentistry is due to adults getting fewer cavities and becoming more conscious of their looks.

(A) dentistry to cosmetic dentistry is due to adults getting fewer cavities and becoming
(B) dentistry to cosmetic dentistry is happening because fewer adults are getting cavities and they are also becoming - Shift to cosmetic dentistry wont occur if Fewer adults would become more conscious of their looks.
(C) dentistry to cosmetic dentistry is because of adults who are getting both fewer cavities and becoming
(D) dentistry to cosmetic dentistry is taking place because adults are getting fewer cavities and are also becoming
(E) dentistry to cosmetic dentistry occurs because of adults getting fewer cavities and becomes

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You did not clarify why A is wrong :)

Take a look at this link:

the-shift-from-traditional-dentistry-to-cosmetic-dentistry-125544.html#p1673430


Because "due to" should always be used with nouns and not strange noun+ING compositions?[/quote]

In simple terms, yes. But following is a bit more detailed analysis (from the link above):

The use of noun + present participle (-ing) modifier is tricky. Such usage is correct when the emphasis is required on the noun, but wrong when the emphasis is required on the action, i.e. the -ing modifier..

For example:

I learnt about John getting a promotion... wrong because the emphasis is required on "getting a promotion"-"getting the promotion" is more the more important factor that the sentence wants to convey.

Similarly the shift of dentistry is not due to "adults", but due to the participles "getting" and " becoming". The emphasis is required on "getting" and "becoming", not "adults". Therefore such usage is wrong here.
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Can I revive this thread her for a minute? I don't understand the above explanation, I see no emphasis in either of the sentences therefor I still don't understand why A is incorrect. At least A doesn't say "and are also," this phrase adds nothing of substance to the sentence.
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In option D we have "and are also"- isn't it redundant?
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The shift from traditional dentistry to cosmetic dentistry is due to adults getting fewer cavities and becoming more conscious of their looks.

(A) dentistry to cosmetic dentistry is due to adults getting fewer cavities and becoming -wrong usage of due to
(B) dentistry to cosmetic dentistry is happening because fewer adults are getting cavities and they are also becoming -adults get fewer cavities
(C) dentistry to cosmetic dentistry is because of adults who are getting both fewer cavities and becoming -awkward
(D) dentistry to cosmetic dentistry is taking place because adults are getting fewer cavities and are also becoming -Correct
(E) dentistry to cosmetic dentistry occurs because of adults getting fewer cavities and becomes -Awkward
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In option D we have "and are also"- isn't it redundant?


"are" is required after "and", inorder to make the list parallel.
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hi ,
i don't think the usage of "due to " is wrong in A ..it is correctly modifying "The shift"...

This question is altered . this is a SAT question ..

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Expert please confirm ..
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Hi Experts ,

i don't think the usage of "due to " is wrong in A ..it is correctly modifying "The shift"...

This question is altered . this is a SAT question ..

https://books.google.co.in/books?id=9AT ... &q&f=false
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Hi Experts ,

i don't think the usage of "due to " is wrong in A ..it is correctly modifying "The shift"...

This question is altered . this is a SAT question ..

https://books.google.co.in/books?id=9AT ... &q&f=false


I am no expert, but let me give it a try.

The shift is not "caused by" the adults, in fact, the shift is caused because of the reducing # of cases of cavities and the growing knowledge of personal care.
The causation has to be logical.

For example:
The accident due to pothole in the road was horrifying. --> This makes sense, since the accident was caused by the pothole.
The fashion trends are not static due to celebrities changing style. --> This is nonsensical, since the fashion trends are not static not because of the "celebrities" themselves, but because of the changing style of celebrities.

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The shift from traditional dentistry to cosmetic dentistry is due to adults getting fewer cavities and becoming more conscious of their looks.
(A) dentistry to cosmetic dentistry is due to adults getting fewer cavities and becoming- Due to must follow by noun but here due to is modifying adults getting which is a verb hence incorrect
(B) dentistry to cosmetic dentistry is happening because fewer adults are getting cavities and they are also becoming- Redundant in structure "happening because adults are..." .Also getting must modify fewer which is missing in this Option
(C) dentistry to cosmetic dentistry is because of adults who are getting both fewer cavities and becoming- Incorrect as because of must be followed by a clause and here because of is modifying adults which is a noun.
(D) dentistry to cosmetic dentistry is taking place because adults are getting fewer cavities and are also becoming - CORRECT, maintains parallelism getting fewer cavities and are also becoming. Getting is correctly modifying fewer
(E) dentistry to cosmetic dentistry occurs because of adults getting fewer cavities and becomes - Getting and becomes is not parallel is structure hence eliminated. Usage of because of is correct here as it is modifying the clause adults getting....

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