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Temporary-employment agencies benefit not only from the increasing demand for clerical workers but also the higher profits made when highly paid professionals are placed, requests for whom have increased in the recent wave of corporate takeovers.

(A) the higher profits made when highly paid professionals are placed, requests for whom
(B) the higher profits that are made in the placement of highly paid professionals, requests for whom
(C) from the requests for highly paid professionals, who make higher profits for the agencies when placed and whose requests
(D) from highly paid professionals, whose placement makes higher profits for the agencies and whose requests
(E) from the higher profits made in placing highly paid professionals, requests for whom

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Vivek,

My choice is E.

Whenever you have not only ...but also....you need a parallel structure. In this case you need not only from ...but also from. Hence A and B are out. C and D make it sound like the highly payed professionals are requesting whereas what you need to convey is the highgly paid professionals are requested. E correctly does this by 'requests for whom'.
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23 Dec 2005, 11:24
plsubbu wrote:
Vivek,

My choice is E.

Whenever you have not only ...but also....you need a parallel structure. In this case you need not only from ...but also from. Hence A and B are out. C and D make it sound like the highly payed professionals are requesting whereas what you need to convey is the highgly paid professionals are requested. E correctly does this by 'requests for whom'.

I initially chose B. But after reading the explanation E will be correct.
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23 Dec 2005, 21:26
Yup, I got 'E' for the same reason

In the old post, some people have talked about llism too.
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08 Feb 2008, 01:44
Sentence has parallel issue: (not only X but also Y – both X and Y needs to be parallel)

(A) the higher profits made when highly paid professionals are placed, requests for whom (not parallel – eliminate it)

(B) the higher profits that are made in the placement of highly paid professionals, requests for whom (not parallel – eliminate it)

(C) from the requests for highly paid professionals, who make higher profits for the agencies when placed and whose requests (sentence parallel is Ok but has meaning issue – “whose requests” is wrong, it is sounding as though highly paid professionals are making requests. – eliminate it)

(D) from highly paid professionals, whose placement makes higher profits for the agencies and whose requests ( not parallel “from requires a noun/gerund – eliminate it)

(E) From the higher profits made in placing highly paid professionals, requests for whom (Hold it)

Answer: E
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07 Apr 2014, 03:59
The analysis of this question is two-fold:

1) Parallel markers: 'not only...but also' is of course correct idiom - Thus eliminate A and B
2) Modifiers: What did they benefit from? The requests? The highly paid professionals? Or the profits? So therefore E stands

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