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# Two new studies indicate that many people become obese more

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28 Jun 2006, 14:33
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Two new studies indicate that many people become obese more due to the fact that their bodies burn calories too slowly than overeating.

(A) due to the fact that their bodies burn calories too slowly than overeating
(B) due to their bodies burning calories too slowly than to eating too much
(C) because their bodies burn calories too slowly than that they are overeaters
(D) because their bodies burn calories too slowly than because they eat too much
(E) because of their bodies burning calories too slowly than because of their eating too much

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28 Jun 2006, 17:41
I think this is D.

"due to" means "caused by".
We should use "due to" only if it can be substituted with "caused by"
Its not same as "because of."

So A and B are out.

C lacks ||ism.
Out of D and E, D is better choice because of (not due to ) active voice.
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28 Jun 2006, 19:30
Agree with D.
As ps_dahiya mentioned we need 'because of' rather than 'due to'.
Also in C, 'than that they' is awkward construction.
http://www.ku.edu/~edit/because.html
http://www.aceweb.org/sigs/writing/gram ... 5-2005.php
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28 Jun 2006, 21:12
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D.

Because is preferred over due to in GMAT
A/B out
C not ||
E. burning is incorrect
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29 Jun 2006, 08:50
(D) because their bodies burn calories too slowly than because they eat too much

Its either A or D..

A cannot be the choice as the "studies indicate" which cannot be a fact therefore "due to the fact" is not correct.
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30 Jun 2006, 08:25
OA is D...

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The members of a comparison (more X than Y) should be expressed in || form. D, the best choice, correctly uses || clauses introduced by "because".
"Due to" is synonymous with "attributable to" and is unidiomatic to mean "because"

ps_dahiya... you got it!!!
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06 Jul 2006, 08:08
Because simply uses far fewer words than due to the fact.

Late, but (D) is parallel.

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