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# both , as well as

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08 Jan 2008, 14:01
Submarine exploration reveals [u]both that hot water vents through the sea floor at great depths, but also that it supports life forms [/u]in the complete absence of light.

(A)both that hot water vents through the sea floor at great depths, but also that it supports life forms
(B)both hot water venting through the sea floor at great depths, as well as their supporting diverse life forms .
(C)that the support of diverse life forms at great depths where hot water vents through the sea floor
(D)both that hot water vents through the sea floor at great depths, and that it supports life forms
(E)that hot water vents through the sea floor at great depths, and the supports of diverse life forms.

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tell me one thing too that [both n as well as] cannot use together or they can. . .

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09 Jan 2008, 06:12
D it is

(A)both that hot water vents through the sea floor at great depths, but also that it supports life forms
correct idiom is not only .. but also
(B)both hot water venting through the sea floor at great depths, as well as their supporting diverse life forms .
their?????
(C)that the support of diverse life forms at great depths where hot water vents through the sea floor
Changes the meaning
(D)both that hot water vents through the sea floor at great depths, and that it supports life forms
CORRECT
(E)that hot water vents through the sea floor at great depths, and the supports of diverse life forms.
Incorrect as what is the noun for the subbordinate cluase following and
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09 Jan 2008, 06:18
vermatanya wrote:
Submarine exploration reveals both that hot water vents through the sea floor at great depths, but also that it supports life forms in the complete absence of light.

(A)both that hot water vents through the sea floor at great depths, but also that it supports life forms
(B)both hot water venting through the sea floor at great depths, as well as their supporting diverse life forms .
(C)that the support of diverse life forms at great depths where hot water vents through the sea floor
(D)both that hot water vents through the sea floor at great depths, and that it supports life forms
(E)that hot water vents through the sea floor at great depths, and the supports of diverse life forms.

-thanx

tell me one thing too that [both n as well as] cannot use together or they can. . .

-thanx

the right form is: both that ... and that....
the only choice which follows this logic is D. C has another logic and could also sound good if it weren't for the bad form: the support forms. OA is D
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10 Jan 2008, 01:32
It is D --- parallerism
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