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Both the oil minister’s advice that inventory of heating oil be marked up to meet an impending severe winter as well as the speculation that a major unit may close for a long time due to a major accident, helped heating oil prices surge to record levels last week in the world oil markets

(A) that inventory of heating oil be marked up to meet an impending severe winter as well as the speculation that a major unit may close for a long time due to a major accident, helped heating oil prices surge to record levels last week

(B that inventory of heating oil be marked up to meet an impending severe winter and the speculation that a major unit may close for a long time due to a major accident, helped heating oil prices surge to record levels last week

© to mark up the inventory of heating oil to meet an impending severe winter along with the speculation that a major unit may close for a long time due to a major accident, helped heating oil prices surge to record levels last week

(D) to mark up the inventory of heating oil to meet an impending severe winter as well as the speculation of a major unit probably closing for a long time due to a major accident, helped heating oil prices surge to record levels last week

(E) to mark up the inventory of heating oil to meet an impending severe winter coinciding with the speculation that a major unit may probably close for a long time due to a major accident, helped heating oil prices surge to record levels last week

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First split: First of all there is no need to passive voice, so A and B are out
Second split: with sounds to much better than as well as in this case so D is out
Now between C and D, in D you find a may possible, which is redundant so D is out and C is the right answer.

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IMO B

From the sentence 2 things -Advice and Speculation- as indicated by the word 'both' given by oil minister helped heating oil prices surge to record levels last week

(A) that inventory of heating oil be marked up to meet an impending severe winter as well as the speculation that a major unit may close for a long time due to a major accident, helped heating oil prices surge to record levels last week -- Incorrect both used with as well as

(B that inventory of heating oil be marked up to meet an impending severe winter and the speculation that a major unit may close for a long time due to a major accident, helped heating oil prices surge to record levels last week-- Correct usage of both

© to mark up the inventory of heating oil to meet an impending severe winter along with the speculation that a major unit may close for a long time due to a major accident, helped heating oil prices surge to record levels last week
Incorrect usage of both with 'along with'
(D) to mark up the inventory of heating oil to meet an impending severe winter as well as the speculation of a major unit probably closing for a long time due to a major accident, helped heating oil prices surge to record levels last week
Same as A
(E) to mark up the inventory of heating oil to meet an impending severe winter coinciding with the speculation that a major unit may probably close for a long time due to a major accident, helped heating oil prices surge to record levels last week -- Incorrect usage of both

Please post OA and OE. :-)
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Both A and B is the correct idiom. Only B has this construction. IMO B
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Both the oil minister’s advice that inventory of heating oil be marked up to meet an impending severe winter as well as the speculation that a major unit may close for a long time due to a major accident, helped heating oil prices surge to record levels last week in the world oil markets

(A) that inventory of heating oil be marked up to meet an impending severe winter as well as the speculation that a major unit may close for a long time due to a major accident, helped heating oil prices surge to record levels last week
Passive voice should be avoided.
(B that inventory of heating oil be marked up to meet an impending severe winter and the speculation that a major unit may close for a long time due to a major accident, helped heating oil prices surge to record levels last week
Passive voice should be avoided.
© to mark up the inventory of heating oil to meet an impending severe winter along with the speculation that a major unit may close for a long time due to a major accident, helped heating oil prices surge to record levels last week
Correct
(D) to mark up the inventory of heating oil to meet an impending severe winter as well as the speculation of a major unit probably closing for a long time due to a major accident, helped heating oil prices surge to record levels last week
speculation and probably should not come together, redundancy.
(E) to mark up the inventory of heating oil to meet an impending severe winter coinciding with the speculation that a major unit may probably close for a long time due to a major accident, helped heating oil prices surge to record levels last week
Coincidng is wrong here, we have to tell two things.
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Both X and Y.
And is must must required as well as, with, etc can not replace and.

Thus B is the only right answer.
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Correct idiomatic usage is Both X and Y.
By that logic,B should be correct.
But is C using the incorrect idiomatic usage?
In C,'advice to' seems better than 'advice that' in B.
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Correct idiomatic usage is Both X and Y.
By that logic,B should be correct.
But is C using the incorrect idiomatic usage?
In C,'advice to' seems better than 'advice that' in B.
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Let me try to address your concern:

First let us consider advice / advise : Advice is a noun and Advise is a verb.

X advised Y to do Z. ( subjunctive form required.. Fine)

X's advice (noun) That blah blah blah... (modifier explains the noun.. Fine)

Option B is idiomatically fine as well as modifiers are modifying the corresponding nouns, whereas in option C major problem is Both X along with Y.
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Hi daagh, I also picked B due to the usage of "both". Can you please post the OA?
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To satisfy the word BOTH used in starting we should go with the plural form of depicting the two advice. AND justify the usage of both while all others are singular.

Hence B should be the answer.


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Both the oil minister’s advice that inventory of heating oil be marked up to meet an impending severe winter as well as the speculation that a major unit may close for a long time due to a major accident, helped heating oil prices surge to record levels last week in the world oil markets

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Answer B because of the usage of both A and B

Hi I see that you have tagged subject verb agreement...where exactly is that problem?
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Both the oil minister’s advice that inventory of heating oil be marked up to meet an impending severe winter as well as the speculation that a major unit may close for a long time due to a major accident, helped heating oil prices surge to record levels last week in the world oil markets

(A) that inventory of heating oil be marked up to meet an impending severe winter as well as the speculation that a major unit may close for a long time due to a major accident, helped heating oil prices surge to record levels last week

(B that inventory of heating oil be marked up to meet an impending severe winter and the speculation that a major unit may close for a long time due to a major accident, helped heating oil prices surge to record levels last week

© to mark up the inventory of heating oil to meet an impending severe winter along with the speculation that a major unit may close for a long time due to a major accident, helped heating oil prices surge to record levels last week

(D) to mark up the inventory of heating oil to meet an impending severe winter as well as the speculation of a major unit probably closing for a long time due to a major accident, helped heating oil prices surge to record levels last week

(E) to mark up the inventory of heating oil to meet an impending severe winter coinciding with the speculation that a major unit may probably close for a long time due to a major accident, helped heating oil prices surge to record levels last week

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can somebody post the OA to this question? i marked B.
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Obviously the answer is B for using the idiomatic expression ‘both and’; as well as, along with etc render the subject singular and do not justify the use of 'both'.

Both the oil minister’s advice that inventory of heating oil be marked up to meet an impending severe winter as well as the speculation that a major unit may close for a long time due to a major accident, helped heating oil prices surge to record levels last week in the world oil markets

(A) that inventory of heating oil be marked up to meet an impending severe winter as well as the speculation that a major unit may close for a long time due to a major accident, helped heating oil prices surge to record levels last week --- both as well as is wrong

(B that inventory of heating oil be marked up to meet an impending severe winter and the speculation that a major unit may close for a long time due to a major accident, helped heating oil prices surge to record levels last week --- Both and is correct

© to mark up the inventory of heating oil to meet an impending severe winter along with the speculation that a major unit may close for a long time due to a major accident, helped heating oil prices surge to record levels last week – both along with is wrong

(D) to mark up the inventory of heating oil to meet an impending severe winter as well as the speculation of a major unit probably closing for a long time due to a major accident, helped heating oil prices surge to record levels last week – both as well as is wrong

(E) to mark up the inventory of heating oil to meet an impending severe winter coinciding with the speculation that a major unit may probably close for a long time due to a major accident, helped heating oil prices surge to record levels last week -- the winter coinciding with the speculation is changing the meaning.

Tagging as sub-verb agreement is irrelevant because, in the case of third person past tense, verbs are always the same for both singular and plural


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IMO C
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B as it is the only option that uses "both x and y" form correctly


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word advice subjunctive so only option A and B suffice as that is necessary after subjunctive verb
Option B uses correct idiom
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