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# By offering lower prices and a menu of personal

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12. By offering lower prices and a menu of personal communications options, such as caller identification and voice mail, the new telecommunications company has not only captured customers from other phone companies but also forced them to offer competitive prices.
(A) has not only captured customers from other phone companies but also forced them
(B) has not only captured customers from other phone companies, but it also forced them
(C) has not only captured customers from other phone companies but also forced these companies
(D) not only has captured customers from other phone companies but also these companies have been forced
(E) not only captured customers from other phone companies, but it also has forced them
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21 Oct 2005, 19:10
(C) has not only captured customers from other phone companies but also forced these companies

it is more clear to say "these companies" instead of them, which is ambigious. therefore, A is a trap..
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21 Oct 2005, 21:13
Present perfect tense parallelism eliminates E. "It" in B is unecessary. D is wordy and "them" in A has no clear antecedent.

Clearly C.
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21 Oct 2005, 21:36
nakib77 wrote:
12. By offering lower prices and a menu of personal communications options, such as caller identification and voice mail, the new telecommunications company has not only captured customers from other phone companies but also forced them to offer competitive prices.
(A) has not only captured customers from other phone companies but also forced them
(B) has not only captured customers from other phone companies, but it also forced them
(C) has not only captured customers from other phone companies but also forced these companies
(D) not only has captured customers from other phone companies but also these companies have been forced
(E) not only captured customers from other phone companies, but it also has forced them

" them" in A and B has no clear antecedent.
not only...but also must be used for the same subject, thus D is out.
C is correct.
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22 Oct 2005, 00:34
It might be of no use to write my explanation here since I agree with all the explanations above.

I pick (C).
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22 Oct 2005, 05:28
Good job.
OA is C.
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22 Oct 2005, 08:34
Consider between A and C, but C is preferable coz these companies is more clear than them
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30 Nov 2016, 00:29
nakib77 wrote:
12. By offering lower prices and a menu of personal communications options, such as caller identification and voice mail, the new telecommunications company has not only captured customers from other phone companies but also forced them to offer competitive prices.
(A) has not only captured customers from other phone companies but also forced them
(B) has not only captured customers from other phone companies, but it also forced them
(C) has not only captured customers from other phone companies but also forced these companies
(D) not only has captured customers from other phone companies but also these companies have been forced
(E) not only captured customers from other phone companies, but it also has forced them

I have a doubt in this question, I accept C as the answer, but A cannot be stated as ambiguous because, lets see the statements here, them cannot refer to the people ( logical error) and it cannot refer to the same telecommunication company ( logical error). Hence C is the most apt answer but disapproving A because of Ambiguity is not correct.
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