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A block of multimedia text differs from a paragraph in a linear narrative in that the work is necessarily fragmented; each block of text must carry out its literary function independently.

a.) in that the
b.) since the
c.) because of the
d.) due to the
e.) that the

Answer is a

Does e spoil the meaning of the sentence? SOURCE Kaplan

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sai.99.gmat wrote:
A block of multimedia text differs from a paragraph in a linear narrative in that the work is necessarily fragmented; each block of text must carry out its literary function independently.

a.) in that the
b.) since the
c.) because of the
d.) due to the
e.) that the

Answer is a

Does e spoil the meaning of the sentence? SOURCE Kaplan
Yes. Forget the meaning, E is not grammatically correct in the first place.

E. A block of multimedia text differs from a paragraph in a linear narrative that the work is necessarily fragmented.

Here (in Ethat is acting as pronoun, referencing narrative, and is followed by a clause.

A is correct: The intended meaning of the original sentence is to show how (ie. in what way) multimedia text differs from a paragraph.

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I agree with the explanation given below.

Can you please explain why B is wrong and had been another option
F. because the

Would it have been correct/wrong?


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sai.99.gmat wrote:
A block of multimedia text differs from a paragraph in a linear narrative in that the work is necessarily fragmented; each block of text must carry out its literary function independently.

a.) in that the
b.) since the
c.) because of the
d.) due to the
e.) that the

Answer is a

Does e spoil the meaning of the sentence? SOURCE Kaplan
Yes. Forget the meaning, E is not grammatically correct in the first place.

E. A block of multimedia text differs from a paragraph in a linear narrative that the work is necessarily fragmented.

Here (in Ethat is acting as pronoun, referencing narrative, and is followed by a clause.

A is correct: The intended meaning of the original sentence is to show how (ie. in what way) multimedia text differs from a paragraph.

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I agree with the explanation given below.

Can you please explain why B is wrong and had been another option
F. because the

Would it have been correct/wrong?
B is wrong because the relationship intended in the question is not causal. Sentence doesn't intend to discuss WHY the block of multimedia text differs from a paragraph. The sentence intends to tell HOW a block of multimedia text differs from a paragraph.

In fact, in option B, the term 'since' is used to mean 'because', but still it is wrong.

Refer the following link for a question discussing 'in that' Vs 'because'. There is a link provided my Mitch. Hope it helps clear your doubt.

http://www.beatthegmat.com/manhattan-t119821.html#498073

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