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The computer software being designed for a project studying Native American access to higher education will not only meet the needs of that study, but also has the versatility and power of facilitating similar research endeavors.

(A) but also has the versatility and power of facilitating
(B) but also have the versatility and power to facilitate
(C) but it also has the versatility and power to facilitate
(D) and also have the versatility and power of facilitating
(E) and it also has such versatility and power that it can facilitate
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12 Nov 2005, 07:59
A seems pretty good. Computer software is singular.
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12 Nov 2005, 15:30
we need not only....... but also construction

so D and E is out.

we are refering to singular computer software. so have in B is incorrect.

so we are lefte out with A and C.

it in c is ambiguous.

So I choose A
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12 Nov 2005, 15:47
not only.... but also is the correct idiom. Eliminate C, D and E.

Computer software is a singular subject. So we need a singular noun.

I pick A!
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13 Nov 2005, 07:41
Vote for B.

The computer software being designed for a project studying Native American access to higher education will not only meet the needs of that study, but also has the versatility and power of facilitating similar research endeavors.

Note: Will not only meet ......, (will) but also have (not has) ...
So must be B.
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13 Nov 2005, 08:33
taquanghai wrote:
Vote for B.

The computer software being designed for a project studying Native American access to higher education will not only meet the needs of that study, but also has the versatility and power of facilitating similar research endeavors.

Note: Will not only meet ......, (will) but also have (not has) ...
So must be B.

taquanghai is absolutly correct. the subject is singular so we need singular subject.
model+ have..... correct
model+has ......incorrect.
with model "will", have also works as singular verb as under:

The computer software being designed for a project studying Native American access to higher education will not only meet the needs of that study, but also have the versatility and power to facilitate similar research endeavors.
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13 Nov 2005, 09:11
HIMALAYA wrote:
taquanghai is absolutly correct. the subject is singular so we need singular subject.
model+ have..... correct
model+has ......incorrect.
with model "will", have also works as singular verb as under:

The computer software being designed for a project studying Native American access to higher education will not only meet the needs of that study, but also have the versatility and power to facilitate similar research endeavors.

Himalaya, can you pls explain a bit more, with examples maybe,...I could not understand this principle.
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13 Nov 2005, 09:31
Clearly B for me. Paralellism....

The computer software being designed for a project studying Native American access to higher education will not only meet ......, but also have .............
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13 Nov 2005, 09:43
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HIMALAYA wrote:
taquanghai is absolutly correct. the subject is singular so we need singular subject.

model+ have..... correct
model+has ......incorrect.

Note here: with model "will", have also works as singular verb as under:

The computer software being designed for a project studying Native American access to higher education will not only meet the needs of that study, but also have the versatility and power to facilitate similar research endeavors.

Himalaya, can you pls explain a bit more, with examples maybe,...I could not understand this principle.

this is a classic question and test "not only........but also" and "use of models".
Models ("will/can/should/would/could/should/may/might/ought") never take singular verbs. they always accompained by plural verbs. lets see the above sentence in two forms:

A. The computer software being designed for a project studying Native American access to higher education will not only meet the needs of that study, but also will has the versatility and power of facilitating similar research endeavors............ incorrect

B. The computer software being designed for a project studying Native American access to higher education will not only meet the needs of that study, but also will have the versatility and power to facilitate similar research endeavors...................correct

A has another flaw too i.e. preposition ("of"). "power to" is better than "power of".

hope that makes clear.
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13 Nov 2005, 17:05
Oa is B but I had no idea why...
now I understand it, thanks
13 Nov 2005, 17:05
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