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hi all, I came across the following problem in MGMAT test (I hope posting it is not copyright violation. Pls let me know...I am a newbee). I am not convinced with the solution and explanation given there. Could any one of you take a shot at it and explain? Q. Stymieing the Armada's plans t...
hi all,
I came across the following problem in MGMAT test (I hope posting it is not copyright violation. Pls let me know...I am a newbee). I am not convinced with the solution and explanation given there. Could any one of you take a shot at it and explain?

Q. Stymieing the Armada's plans to meet up with the Duke of Parma's army off the coast of Flanders in the Spanish Netherlands, the reason for the defeat of the Spanish Armada was not only due to gale winds that favored the British but also the sacrificing of eight war ships as "fireships," vessels filled with pitch, brimstone, gunpowder, and tar and sent downwind toward the closely-anchored Spanish fleet.

1.Stymieing the Armada's plans to meet up with the Duke of Parma's army off the coast of Flanders in the Spanish Netherlands, the reason for the defeat of the Spanish Armada was not only due to gale winds that favored the British but also the sacrificing

2.The defeat of the Spanish Armada, which stymied the Armada's plans to meet up with the Duke of Parma's army off the coast of Flanders in the Spanish Netherlands, was not only due to gale winds that favored the British but also the sacrificing

3.The defeat of the Spanish Armada, which stymied the Armada's plans to meet up with the Duke of Parma's army off the coast of Flanders in the Spanish Netherlands, was not only due to gale winds that favored the British but also due to the sacrificing

4.Stymieing the Armada's plans to meet up with the Duke of Parma's army off the coast of Flanders in the Spanish Netherlands, the reason for the defeat of the Spanish Armada was not only gale winds that favored the British but also the sacrifice

5.Stymieing the Armada's plans to meet up with the Duke of Parma's army off the coast of Flanders in the Spanish Netherlands, the defeat of the Spanish Armada was due not only to gale winds that favored the British but also to the sacrifice


My take:
I think the correct answer is option no 5

Initially I felt that option 3 is correct but later, I ruled it out as the word 'sacrificing' seemed to be incorrect. I think it should be ''sacrifice' instead of 'sacrificing'.
is option 5 the correct answer?
is option 5 the correct answer?
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