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# In 1978 a national study found that not only had many

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In 1978 a national study found that not only had many contractors licensed by a self-policing private guild failed to pass qualifying exams, they in addition falsified their references.

(A) they in addition falsified their references
(B) they had their references falsified in addition
(C) but they had also falsified their references
(D) they had also falsified their references
(E) but their references were falsified as well

do you think there is a problem with the OA - ALSO
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02 Aug 2006, 20:31
I am picking C over D.

In 1978 a national study found that not only had many contractors licensed by a self-policing private guild failed to pass qualifying exams, but they had also falsified their references.
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Should be C.

What do you mean by this : "do you think there is a problem with the OA - ALSO"

This is a straight "not only...........but also"
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02 Aug 2006, 20:48
first time that I put 100% on verbal question
C 100%
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02 Aug 2006, 21:03
Clear winner.

C not only ....... but also structure.
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02 Aug 2006, 21:14
ps_dahiya wrote:
Should be C.

What do you mean by this : "do you think there is a problem with the OA - ALSO"

This is a straight "not only...........but also"

Is a clear not only x but also y

but X and Y need to be parallel right

In 1978 a national study found that not only had many contractors licensed by a self-policing private guild failed to pass qualifying exams,
but they had also falsified their references

should it not be

not only had X ........ but also had Y
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02 Aug 2006, 21:20
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ps_dahiya wrote:
Should be C.

What do you mean by this : "do you think there is a problem with the OA - ALSO"

This is a straight "not only...........but also"

Is a clear not only x but also y

but X and Y need to be parallel right

In 1978 a national study found that not only had many contractors licensed by a self-policing private guild failed to pass qualifying exams,
but they had also falsified their references

should it not be

not only had X ........ but also had Y

They are already || in usage of tense. Only thing is "but also" is split.
I think its OK to split "but" and "also" but NOT OK to split "not" and "only".

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02 Aug 2006, 21:39
I think C is the best too... and splitting but also here is ok...

ALSO, if we just had "they" after comma, wouldn't it be a run on sentence? so A B and D are out for that reason... E is passive

ps_dahiya... comments on run-on?
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02 Aug 2006, 21:44
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I think C is the best too... and splitting but also here is ok...

ALSO, if we just had "they" after comma, wouldn't it be a run on sentence? so A B and D are out for that reason... E is passive

ps_dahiya... comments on run-on?

IMO its not run on.
First clause can not stand of its own. For a run-on both clauses should be independent (Or non-restrictive, another name) and there should not be any conjunction between them.
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02 Aug 2006, 22:10
ps_dahiya wrote:
u2lover wrote:
I think C is the best too... and splitting but also here is ok...

ALSO, if we just had "they" after comma, wouldn't it be a run on sentence? so A B and D are out for that reason... E is passive

ps_dahiya... comments on run-on?

IMO its not run on.
First clause can not stand of its own. For a run-on both clauses should be independent (Or non-restrictive, another name) and there should not be any conjunction between them.

because of "but also" is in the 2nd clause? I see it now... but this run-on and "should" rule of yours are really stuck in my head recently
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03 Aug 2006, 08:38
Straight c.

Thanks PS for your good explanation about RUN ON
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03 Aug 2006, 10:00
Only C and E survives since the correct idiomatic form is
NOT ONLY.... BUT ALSO
E is not ||
so C it is
not only had many contractors....failed to pass but they had also falsified their references
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03 Aug 2006, 14:42
C is the only choice with 'but they' which is needed to correspond to 'not only had' appearing earlier in the sentence.
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19 Aug 2006, 04:28
Splitting but....also.... is commonly done.

Clear (C) here.
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