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Sentence Correction [#permalink] New post 03 Feb 2011, 09:38
As well as getting away unscathed, Kim managed to gather valuable knowledge about orchids and bring home scores of rare specimens, compliments of Brazilian environmentalists.


A. As well as getting away unscathed, Kim managed to gather valuable knowledge about orchids and bring home scores of rare specimens
B. Besides getting away unscathed, Kim also managed to gather valuable knowledge about orchids and bring home scores of rare specimens
C. Besides getting away unscathed, also Kim managed to gather valuable knowledge about orchids and bring home scores of rare specimens
D. Kim not only got away unscathed, but also managed to gather valuable knowledge about orchids and bring home scores of rare specimens,
E. Kim got away not only unscathed, but also managed to gather valuable knowledge about orchids and bring home scores of rare specimens,

Why option D is better than option B?
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Re: Sentence Correction [#permalink] New post 03 Feb 2011, 10:49
This might be a minor detail. However, there is no Comma after 'specimens' in option B

Thus, if option B is plugged in the sentence would read:
Besides getting away unscathed, Kim also managed to gather valuable knowledge about orchids and bring home scores of rare specimens compliments of Brazilian environmentalists.

Here 'compliments of Brazilian environmentalists.' gives additional info about the specimens. Hence the comma after specimens in important :)

If anyone can give a clearer explanation, please feel free to do so. I am also not entirely sure if I am right!
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Re: Sentence Correction [#permalink] New post 03 Feb 2011, 14:42
B has 'besides' and 'also'. So D

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Re: Sentence Correction [#permalink] New post 28 Feb 2011, 13:56
If you look closely you can see that the comma in the original sentence is not underlined which makes choice D look like:
Kim not only got away unscathed, but also managed to gather valuable knowledge about orchids and bring home scores of rare specimens,, compliments of Brazilian environmentalists.

This does not make since to me.
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Re: Sentence Correction [#permalink] New post 01 Mar 2011, 00:45
I agree with CMcAboy. Is comma underlined in the original sentence?
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