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# The shift from traditional dentistry to cosmetic dentistry

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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
(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.
GMAT Rule tested: Due to modifies a noun; because of modifies verb
(A) dentistry to cosmetic dentistry is due to adults getting fewer cavities and becoming wrong as 'Due to' is modifying a verb- adults getting
(B) dentistry to cosmetic dentistry is happening because fewer adults are getting cavities and they are also becoming
this says that fewer adults are getting cavities, but the right answer must convey - adults are getting fewer cavities
(C) dentistry to cosmetic dentistry is because of adults who are getting both fewer cavities and becoming
because of is modifying noun- adults (wrong)
(D) dentistry to cosmetic dentistry is taking place because adults are getting fewer cavities and are also becoming
every thing is just perfect- answer coveys that adults are getting fewer cavities and because id modifying the right verb
(E) dentistry to cosmetic dentistry occurs because of adults getting fewer cavities and becomes
because is rightly in place, but 'becomes' is awkward, it must be replaced with becoming

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06 Jan 2012, 04:47
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The sentences looks awkward....How can adults get cavities...it is not a product to buy.........
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06 Jan 2012, 14:32
+1 D

Yes, "and also" must be avoided, but the meaning in D is Ok.
In A, for instance, the meaning is wrong; it seems we are talking only about a group of adults.
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07 Jan 2012, 05:40
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+1 D

Yes, "and also" must be avoided, but the meaning in D is Ok.
In A, for instance, the meaning is wrong; it seems we are talking only about a group of adults.

Thanks metallicafan, your exlanation seems right to me.
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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
(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
(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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30 Jul 2014, 08:01
D it is : dentistry to cosmetic dentistry is taking place because adults are getting fewer cavities and are also becoming
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30 Jul 2014, 08:03
D it is : dentistry to cosmetic dentistry is taking place because adults are getting fewer cavities and are also becoming

Why did you choose D instead of A?
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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
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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

I still need your elaboration about the "preposition + noun + verb_ing". Btw, there is one rule about gerund that whenever a noun/pronoun precedes a gerund, it must be in the possessive form before a gerund. So if A is written as "adults' getting....", could it be chosen as correct one?
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To quote the Manhattan forum:

sample 1-'Because of his intolerant attitude, that politician always seems to be attacking the poor.'
Why does the politician seem to be attacking the poor?
>> because of his intolerant attitude

sample 2-'The number of acres destroyed by wildfires, which have become an ongoing threat due to drought and booming population density, has increased ....'
Why have the wildfires become an ongoing threat?
>> because of drought and booming population density

sample 1-'The team's win today was due to better conditioning'
What was the cause of the team's win today?
OR
What was the team's win today due to?
>> better conditioning (noun)

Another way of looking at it:

for example : His failure is due to his laziness.

Because of : This phrase modifies the verb.
for example : He failed because of his laziness.

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22 Jan 2016, 07:36
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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
(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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Can someone help why B is wrong? I was down to choose between B and D.
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22 Jan 2016, 13:17
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tchanou 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
(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

Source: Aristotle New SC Question Bank

Can someone help why B is wrong? I was down to choose between B and D.

B is wrong because of placement of the word "fewer". In original sentence "fewer" modifies cavities, whereas in B "fewer" modifies adults, thus changing the meaning
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24 Jan 2016, 04:17
D has the best intended meaning.
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25 Jan 2016, 05:37
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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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

Can someone confirm "preposition + noun +verbing" is always wrong!

Also why option B & A wrong?
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14 Apr 2016, 11:41
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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14 Apr 2016, 14:46
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
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