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While it requires about the same amount of water to create cement renders as other types of mortar, it is the decreased drying time due to the faster moisture transfer in cement renders that make it a more attractive choice for contractors to use.

A) While it requires about the same amount of water to create cement renders as other types of mortar, it is the decreased drying time due to the faster moisture transfer in cement renders that make it a more attractive choice for contractors to use

B) Although it requires about the same amount of water to create cement renders as for other types of mortar, it is the decreased drying time due to the faster moisture transfer that make cement renders a more attractive choice for contractors to use

C) It requires about the same amount of water to create cement renders as for other types of mortar, whereas the cement renders they use have decreased drying time, due to the faster moisture transfer in cement renders, making them a more attractive choice for contractors

D) While the required amount of water to create cement renders is about the same as for other types of mortar, the decreased drying time due to the faster moisture transfer makes the use of cement renders a more attractive choice for contractors

E) The required amount of water to create cement renders is about the same as other types of mortar, but use of cement renders is made more attractive because of the decreased drying time being due to the faster moisture transfer


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IMO B .

Use of while is not correct.
No indication of simultaneous events.

Although seems to be okay as it correctly describe the contradiction ..



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While it requires about the same amount of water to create cement renders as other types of mortar, it is the decreased drying time due to the faster moisture transfer in cement renders that make it a more attractive choice for contractors to use.

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A) While it requires about the same amount of water to create cement renders as other types of mortar, it is the decreased drying time due to the faster moisture transfer in cement renders that make it a more attractive choice for contractors to use.


Subject-verb agreement issue. Make should be plural, since it is referring to "drying time".

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B) Although it requires about the same amount of water to create cement renders as for other types of mortar, it is the decreased drying time due to the faster moisture transfer that make cement renders a more attractive choice for contractors to use


Same as A. Also, "as for other types of mortar [requires]" is wrong.

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C) It requires about the same amount of water to create cement renders as for other types of mortar, whereas the cement renders they use have decreased drying time, due to the faster moisture transfer in cement renders, making them a more attractive choice for contractors.


Not a fan of all these ITs but not clear enough to eliminate. The "whereas" is not properly acting as a contrast here.

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D) While the required amount of water to create cement renders is about the same as for other types of mortar, the decreased drying time due to the faster moisture transfer makes the use of cement renders a more attractive choice for contractors


Correct subject verb agreement. Comparison works too.

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E) The required amount of water to create cement renders is about the same as other types of mortar, but use of cement renders is made more attractive because of the decreased drying time being due to the faster moisture transfer
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I believe there should be a as [for] other types. Also the "being due" is unnecessary.
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ALRIGHT!! lets do this.

I'm not certain here but I'm banking on D.


While it requires about the same amount of water to create cement renders as other types of mortar, it is the decreased drying time due to the faster moisture transfer in cement renders that make it a more attractive choice for contractors to use.

A) While it requires about the same amount of water to create cement renders as other types of mortar, it is the decreased drying time due to the faster moisture transfer in cement renders that make it a more attractive choice for contractors to use The tense for "MAKE" is wrong here. The moisture makes is. Also, the use of it throughout the sentence is ambiguous.

B) Although it requires about the same amount of water to create cement renders as for other types of mortar, it is the decreased drying time due to the faster moisture transfer that make cement renders a more attractive choice for contractors to use This is just a mess. What is the IT at the beginning of the sentence referring to.

C) It requires about the same amount of water to create cement renders as for other types of mortar, whereas the cement renders they use have decreased drying time, due to the faster moisture transfer in cement renders, making them a more attractive choice for contractors That "THEY" just kind of came out of no-where didn't it. wrong.

D) While the required amount of water to create cement renders is about the same as for other types of mortar, the decreased drying time due to the faster moisture transfer makes the use of cement renders a more attractive choice for contractors I like this. concise, there is no pronoun running loose to confuse us. the verb tenses match. HOWEVER, what I felt was most importantly is tthere is a defined structure in the sentence. While...the converse statement.

E) The required amount of water to create cement renders is about the same as other types of mortar, but use of cement renders is made more attractive because of the decreased drying time being due to the faster moisture transfer We all know about being. Time is never is a temporary state, It jsut is. incorrect.


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I eliminated Option E as it uses 'because of'. Am I right?
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While it requires about the same amount of water to create cement renders as other types of mortar, it is the decreased drying time due to the faster moisture transfer in cement renders that make it a more attractive choice for contractors to use.

A) While it requires about the same amount of water to create cement renders as [FOR] other types of mortar, it is the decreased drying time due to the faster moisture transfer in cement renders that make it a more attractive choice for contractors to use

B) Although it requires about the same amount of water to create cement renders as for other types of mortar, it is the decreased drying time due to the faster moisture transfer that make cement renders a more attractive choice for contractors to use

C) It requires about the same amount of water to create cement renders as for other types of mortar, whereas the cement renders they use have decreased drying time, due to the faster moisture transfer in cement renders, making them a more attractive choice for contractors [HOT MESS]

D) While the required amount of water to create cement renders is about the same as for other types of mortar, the decreased drying time due to the faster moisture transfer makes the use of cement renders a more attractive choice for contractors

E) The required amount of water to create cement renders is about the same as [FOR] other types of mortar, but use of cement renders is made more attractive because of the decreased drying time [color=#ff0000]being due to the faster moisture transfer[/color]


OFFICIAL EXPLANATION

The first part of the sentence is tough. Strip the second part.

While it requires about the same amount of water to create [color=#0000ff]cement renders as [FOR] other types of mortar, it is the decreased drying time due to the faster moisture transfer in cement renders that make it a more attractive choice for contractors to use

While it . . ., the decreased time . . . . make it [cement renders, a type of mortar, singular] a more attractive choice . . . [/color] :(

• Option A has a subject and verb agreement error between
the subject drying time and the verb make.
The correct verb is makes.

• Option A also contains an incomplete comparison in the first clause:
it requires about the same amount of water to create cement renders [a kind of mortar] as other types of mortar
X requires the same amount of water as X requires other types of mortar.
Water should be compared to water, not to mortar

• Option B contains the same S/V agreement error

• Option C
-- makes no logical sense
-- has no antecedent for "them" or "they"

"Cement renders" is a singular term.
That fact has to be uncovered.
In the comparative first clause, all of the options allude to cement renders as a type of mortar.

• Choice D corrects the verb (changes time/make to time/makes) and adds the preposition FOR to complete the comparison.

Finally, D removes the awkward emphatic structure.
Emphatic structure in this context refers to the other sentences and clauses
that begin with
It is . . .

• Choice E
-- contains an incomplete comparison (it needs "for")
-- the phrase that follows "because of" is unwieldy at best: "being due to" should be "that stems from."
Because of modifies verbs and clauses. "being due to" is not a verb.
Nor does what follows "because of" sensibly explain why the use of cement renders is preferred.


Answer D is correct.

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Raj30 , welcome, and yes, one reason to eliminate E is that the "because of" construction is incorrect.
m1033512 , welcome!

Split #1: S/V agreement
The subject is drying time, which is singular, and requires the verb MAKES, not make.
Eliminate options A and B

Split #2: pronouns without antecedents

"Cement renders" is a singular type of mortar.
Option C incorrectly uses "them" and "they."

Eliminate C

Split #3: COMPARE D to E

No contest.
Option D is straightforward, and as MWithrock
wrote,
I like this. Concise, there is no pronoun running loose to confuse us.
The verb tenses match.
HOWEVER, what I felt was most [important was] a defined structure in the sentence. While...the converse statement.


No doubt. We can eliminate E on other grounds, but if it takes five seconds to determine that D
is far superior and that nothing is wrong with D? In these very narrow instances, down to two options,
choose the better sentence.
(By "these very narrow instances," I mean that we should be eliminating four wrong answers,
not looking for one correct answer. Sometimes, however, eliminating answers, especially the last one of two,
comes down to comparing options.

MWithrock and anothermillenial wrote the best answers. Kudos!
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