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Re: As well as heat and light, the Sun is the source of a [#permalink] New post 18 Oct 2012, 04:32
As well as heat and light, the Sun is the source of a continuous stream of atomic particles known as the solar wind.

(A) As well as heat and light, the Sun is the source of a continuous stream
(B) Besides heat and light, also the Sun is the source of a continuous stream
(C) Besides heat and light, the Sun is also the source of a continuous streaming
(D) The Sun is the source not only of heat and light, but also of a continuous stream NOT ONLY ......BUT ALSO - CORRECT
(E) The Sun is the source of not only heat and light but, as well, of a continuous streaming
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Re: As well as heat and light, the Sun is the source of a [#permalink] New post 21 Oct 2012, 23:30
B&C treat heat and light as sources of atomic particles.
In A, usage of the idiom “as well as” does not fit in. E- “Not only” should be followed by “but also”
D is the best answer.
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Re: As well as heat and light, the Sun is the source of a [#permalink] New post 06 Dec 2012, 23:58
I want to understand fully how "as well as" and "besides" is used

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Re: As well as heat and light, the Sun is the source of a [#permalink] New post 06 Jan 2013, 06:12
as well as
is used to conect 2 nouns

I like French as well as English

in addition to

is adverb and is used to connect a noun with a main clause

In addition to French, I learn English

this is correct and I see one similar problem in og.

the point I want to make is that " in addition to" do not require 2 nouns at 2 ends of "in addition to"

pls help, I am not clear about the use of " in addition to"
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As well as heat and light, the Sun is the source of a [#permalink] New post 02 Oct 2014, 10:51
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As well as heat and light, the Sun is the source of a continuous stream of atomic particles known as the solar wind.

(A) As well as heat and light, the Sun is the source of a continuous stream
(B) Besides heat and light, also the Sun is the source of a continuous stream
(C) Besides heat and light, the Sun is also the source of a continuous streaming
(D) The Sun is the source not only of heat and light, but also of a continuous stream
(E) The Sun is the source of not only heat and light but, as well, of a continuous streaming


(A) As well as heat and light, the Sun is the source of a continuous stream -- As well as is used for comparision. Here comparision is wrong. Heat & Light are getting compared with Sun. It is illogical comparison. Meaning of this sentence is "As Heat and light are source of continuous stream, Sun is the source of continuous stream"
(B) Besides heat and light, also the Sun is the source of a continuous stream-- same as A. As per sentence, "Heat, light and Sun are source of continuous stream". Illogical meaning.
(C) Besides heat and light, the Sun is also the source of a continuous streaming--what is continuous streaming !
(D) The Sun is the source not only of heat and light, but also of a continuous stream-- Not only, but also -->correct idiom. Meaning is correct. . Both clauses have Subject and Verb. Subject & verb agree in number.
(E) The Sun is the source of not only heat and light but, as well, of a continuous streaming-- "but, as well as" is ungrammatical .

Correct Answer is Option D.
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As well as heat and light, the sun [#permalink] New post 18 Oct 2014, 12:04
As well as heat and light, the sun is the source of a continuous stream of atomic particles known as the solar wind.

(A) As well as heat and light, the sun is the source of a continuous stream
(B) Besides heat and light, also the sun is the source of a continuous stream
(C) Besides heat and light, the sun is also the source of a continuous streaming
(D) The sun is the source not only of heat and light, but also of a continuous stream
(E) The sun is the source of not only heat and light but, as well, of a continuous streaming

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Re: As well as heat and light, the sun [#permalink] New post 18 Oct 2014, 12:15
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As well as heat and light, the sun is the source of a continuous stream of atomic particles known as the solar wind.

(A) As well as heat and light, the sun is the source of a continuous stream
(B) Besides heat and light, also the sun is the source of a continuous stream
(C) Besides heat and light, the sun is also the source of a continuous streaming
(D) The sun is the source not only of heat and light, but also of a continuous stream
(E) The sun is the source of not only heat and light but, as well, of a continuous streaming

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D


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