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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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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 :)

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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 :)

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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 ..

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

Expert please confirm ..
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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.

Hope that helps.
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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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tryambaks wrote:
due to is a noun modifier which modifies a result.
Here result is shift from A to B
But in question stem due to is modifying "Shift form A to B is" which not a noun or noun phrase. Hence incorrect

Because gives a cause which must be a clause

This from is taking place because adults are getting fewer cavities and are also becoming
Both cause and effect are independent clauses .
Hence D is the correct answer


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Can someone please clarify why "Shift from A to B " is not a noun phrase?

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tryambaks wrote:
due to is a noun modifier which modifies a result.
Here result is shift from A to B
But in question stem due to is modifying "Shift form A to B is" which not a noun or noun phrase. Hence incorrect

Because gives a cause which must be a clause

This from is taking place because adults are getting fewer cavities and are also becoming
Both cause and effect are independent clauses .
Hence D is the correct answer


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Can team E-GMAT explain why "Shift from A to B" is not a noun phrase and therefore why Due to is wrong?

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A lot of really over complicated responses in this thread, so here's my 2 cents:

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

Due to vs because of (Meaning) - neither are used correctly but both answer choices that contain the issue could also be eliminated for parallelism errors
(A) dentistry to cosmetic dentistry is due to caused by adults getting fewer cavities and (caused by) becoming
(C) dentistry to cosmetic dentistry is because of adults who are getting both fewer cavities and becoming

Parallelism Error - becomes does not agree with plural subject "adults"
(E) dentistry to cosmetic dentistry occurs because of adults getting fewer cavities and becomes

(B) dentistry to cosmetic dentistry is happening because adults are getting less cavities and also becoming
Cavaties is a count noun = you use Fewer with count nouns, not less

(D) dentistry to cosmetic dentistry is taking place because adults are getting fewer cavities and are also becoming

Shift is taking place is the correct meaning. A shift generally happens or takes place. There are reasons why the shift occurred, so saying the shift is because of something doesn't make sense (according to official answer anyway).
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:x OP IS INCORRECT****************
PLEASE MODIFY (B) as it has been transcribed incorrectly from Aristotle...B should be read as follows:(B) dentistry to cosmetic dentistry is happening because adults are getting less cavities and also becoming


A lot of really over complicated responses in this thread, so here's my 2 cents:

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

Due to vs because of (Meaning) - neither are used correctly but both answer choices that contain the issue could also be eliminated for parallelism errors
(A) dentistry to cosmetic dentistry is due to caused by adults getting fewer cavities and (caused by) becoming
(C) dentistry to cosmetic dentistry is because of adults who are getting both fewer cavities and becoming

Parallelism Error - becomes does not agree with plural subject "adults"
(E) dentistry to cosmetic dentistry occurs because of adults getting fewer cavities and becomes

(B) dentistry to cosmetic dentistry is happening because adults are getting less cavities and also becoming
Cavaties is a count noun = you use Fewer with count nouns, not less

(D) dentistry to cosmetic dentistry is taking place because adults are getting fewer cavities and are also becoming

Shift is taking place is the correct meaning. A shift generally happens or takes place. There are reasons why the shift occurred, so saying the shift is because of something doesn't make sense (according to official answer anyway).

dcummins , it is possible that Aristotle changed (B).

A few different posts of this question are identical — and they were merged from other topic threads.
That is, four or five people posted the question as it is at the top of the thread and did so in all likelihood without having seen the original (else they would not have posted separately, forcing us to merge the questions).

Is it possible that you have a newer or incorrect version of the question bank?
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:x OP IS INCORRECT****************
PLEASE MODIFY (B) as it has been transcribed incorrectly from Aristotle...B should be read as follows:(B) dentistry to cosmetic dentistry is happening because adults are getting less cavities and also becoming



A few different posts of this question are identical — and they were merged from other topic threads.
That is, four or five people posted the question as it is at the top of the thread and did so in all likelihood without having seen the original (else they would not have posted separately, forcing us to merge the questions).

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Hey mate, yep I thought about that but I didn't see other topics when I initially searched for this question (both via google and search function here).

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A few different posts of this question are identical — and they were merged from other topic threads.
That is, four or five people posted the question as it is at the top of the thread and did so in all likelihood without having seen the original (else they would not have posted separately, forcing us to merge the questions).

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Hey mate, yep I thought about that but I didn't see other topics when I initially searched for this question (both via google and search function here).

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dcummins , I might not have been clear.

No, you would not find duplicate topics because mods and administrators have merged all the separate topic threads into this one (duplicate questions that have been bookmarked are left on the thread).

Those other questions that were in separate topic threads before we merged them
are identical to the question posted at the top.
From that situation I infer that the posters were all looking at the same book.

You have a new version of the question.
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dcummins wrote:
generis wrote:


A few different posts of this question are identical — and they were merged from other topic threads.
That is, four or five people posted the question as it is at the top of the thread and did so in all likelihood without having seen the original (else they would not have posted separately, forcing us to merge the questions).

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Thanks for the heads up via the report button. :)

Hey mate, yep I thought about that but I didn't see other topics when I initially searched for this question (both via google and search function here).

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dcummins , I might not have been clear.

No, you would not find duplicate topics because mods and administrators have merged all the separate topic threads into this one (duplicate questions that have been bookmarked are left on the thread).

Those other questions that were in separate topic threads before we merged them
are identical to the question posted at the top.
From that situation I infer that the posters were all looking at the same book.

You have a new version of the question.


Hi,

You were clear I just didn't really read that sentence, so that's my oversight.
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Why did you choose D instead of A?


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

A is wrong because of the bold construction . preposition + noun +verbing is wrong unless the preposition directly refers to the noun. i can elaborate on this (if u want) but the short story is that "this construction" is really a big NO


Could you please elaborate it further, it would really help. Thank you
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