Sentence Correction: Preposition Questions - Split Constructions

In "Beauty and the Beast", Beast is actually a prince who, due to a witch's spell, had turned into and remained a beast up until Beauty agreed to marry him.

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This answer choice corrects the original redundancy by omitting the word up.

This answer choice is stylistically flawed.

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It is true that the correct answer can be stylistically flawed. However, there is an answer choice which is stylistically correct and therefore preferable. Look for it!

This answer choice repeats the originalstylistic mistake of redundancy.

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It is true that the correct answer can be stylisically flawed. However, there is an answer choice which is stylistically correct and therefore preferable. Look for it!

Note that replacing due to with because of is irrelevant as both forms are correct.

This answer choice repeats the originalstylistic mistake of redundancy.

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In addition, the omission of the word witch's changes the meaning of the original sentence.

While this answer choice corrects the original redundancy mistake, it is grammatically incorrect. The verb turned requires a preposition in order to be able to logically connect to a beast. The prince did not turn a beast - he turned into a beast. 

What helps us identify this question as a Split Construction question and identify the mistake is the following Stop Sign:

A split construction: Verb A + and/or + Verb B + object

due to a witch's spell, had turned into and remained a beast up
because of a witch's spell, had turned into and remained a beast up
because of a witch's spell, had turned into and remained a beast
due to a spell, had turned into and remained a beast up
because of a witch's spell, had turned and remained a beast

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