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    Why are you laughing so hard?

    Why are you laughing so hard?
    ________ the jokes he's been telling
    a) because of
    b) in light of
    c) as a result
    d) Due to
    I think both a and d will do but the answer is d

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    Re: Why are you laughing so hard?

    They all have a similar meaning. c needs to be as a result of.
    The 'answer' may be D because that line begins with a CAPITAL letter which is needed at the begining of the sentence.


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    Re: Why are you laughing so hard?

    No, I typed the capital letter. Actually there was no capital letter in the test


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    Re: Why are you laughing so hard?

    i dont know how about the others. But i think "because of" is correct

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    Re: Why are you laughing so hard?

    . In fact, there is a prescription against that sort of "due to" - ignored by many (and not borne out in reality).

    But I don't think "because of" is ideal either. I'd expect to see just "At the jokes...".

    b

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