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There has been a 30- to 40-fold increase in the incidence of malaria caused by increasing mosquito resistance against pesticides.
(A) increase in the incidence of malaria caused by increasing mosquito resistance against
(B) increase in the incidence of malaria because of increasing resistance of mosquitoes to
(C) increasing malaria incidence because of increasing resistance of mosquitoes to
(D) incidence of malaria increase caused by increasing mosquito resistance against
(E) incidence of malaria increase because of increased mosquito resistance to

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New post 29 Dec 2008, 13:09
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There has been a 30- to 40-fold increase in the incidence of malaria caused by increasing mosquito resistance against pesticides.
(A) increase in the incidence of malaria caused by increasing mosquito resistance against
(B) increase in the incidence of malaria because of increasing resistance of mosquitoes to
(C) increasing malaria incidence because of increasing resistance of mosquitoes to
(D) incidence of malaria increase caused by increasing mosquito resistance against
(E) incidence of malaria increase because of increased mosquito resistance to

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Clearly C, D, E are out as we need to use increase right after 30-40 fold.

caused by generally takes a noun.

Also, immunity to /resistance to is the correct usage. Hence B is correct.

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New post 30 Dec 2008, 00:21
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vivektripathi wrote:
There has been a 30- to 40-fold increase in the incidence of malaria caused by increasing mosquito resistance against pesticides.
(A) increase in the incidence of malaria caused by increasing mosquito resistance against
(B) increase in the incidence of malaria because of increasing resistance of mosquitoes to
(C) increasing malaria incidence because of increasing resistance of mosquitoes to
(D) incidence of malaria increase caused by increasing mosquito resistance against
(E) incidence of malaria increase because of increased mosquito resistance to

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Clearly C, D, E are out as we need to use increase right after 30-40 fold.

caused by generally takes a noun.

Also, immunity to /resistance to is the correct usage. Hence B is correct.


Agree, but I dont like "because of" in B, even though Because of +noun. "Because of" cannot modify "increase"
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I'll go with B, in A "resistance against", correct idiom is resistance to

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New post 30 Dec 2008, 02:11
Just go for B because of correct usage of "resistance to", but I am still not in favor of "because of" in B, I would prefer "caused by". Could anyone explained for me the difference between because of and caused by? Or they are the same? B is the correct answer just for the difference between "resistance to/against"?

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Because of - is a two - word preposition, used before a noun or a pronoun

so increasing (gerund) acting as noun here...

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