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# By offering lower prices and a menu of personal

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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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08 Apr 2008, 03:13
In my opinion the best answer is C, because C uses these companies.
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08 Apr 2008, 03:27
Agree with C. It is the only choice that has clear reference to companies.
It also properly uses idiom not only X but also Y, and hence is ||.
Other answer choices fail to do so.

B, D, E are not parallel
A does not have clear reference to "them".
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08 Apr 2008, 09:03
A- looks fine
B-but it also..> no
C-wow...now, A is wrong (could mean customer were forced to offer comp prices!)
D-clumsy..not has only ..
E-not only , but it also - wrong

I go with C

prasannar wrote:
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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08 Apr 2008, 19:01
prasannar wrote:
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

Clear C
idiom: not only X, but also Y
B, D, E are out because of incorrect idiom
A has unclear reference - "them" - which can refer to "other phone companies" or "customers"
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