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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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22 Nov 2005, 11:32
I think it sould be C.

the correct structure is not only...... but also....

so D and E is out.

B is out becasue of wrong subject verb agreement.

between A and C, i think power to facilitate is better than power of facilitating.

so C is my pick.
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22 Nov 2005, 11:37
Hmmm, nakib....

the original sentence is in future tense, so shouldn't it be

it will not only meet ........but also have....?
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22 Nov 2005, 13:18
vivek can you explain how a singular subject "it" goes with "have"?
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22 Nov 2005, 13:47
I think its C

Software â€¦.will not only meetâ€¦.but also have a & bâ€¦to facilitate..

Software â€¦.will not only meetâ€¦.but it also has a & b â€¦to facilitate..

the subject is Software so we need the singular 'has'

whats the OA?
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22 Nov 2005, 13:52
....on second thoughts

I will now like to go with B

because ETS does not like ...BUT IT ALSO..
..BUT ALSO.. must be together
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22 Nov 2005, 15:55
Although I got this one wrong. But Answer B can be explained by the uses of idiom.

"power to facilitate" is correct rather than " power for facilitating..".
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22 Nov 2005, 17:32
how does the subject" computer software" go with "have"?
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22 Nov 2005, 19:11
not only.. but also should be correct. --> D,E are out
'facilitating' is wrong --> A is out

I'll take C. We need singular 'has' for the term 'software'. Although there's a 'it' plugged inside, it is a lesser sin compared to a pronoun error as the 'it' still clearly refers to software.

Just as a check, I typed these two sentences in Microsoft word:

(1) The software have the power to compute the equations quickly.

(2) The software has the power to compute the equations quickly.

The grammar check flagged sentence (1) as having an error. Apparently, 'have' is wrong.
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22 Nov 2005, 20:35
joemama142000 wrote:
vivek can you explain how a singular subject "it" goes with "have"?

if we expand the sentence, it becomes...

it will not only meet the needs of that study, but it will also have the versatility bla bla...

Apart from "not only ...but also", this SC is also checking for ||lism,
"will meet...will have".

It has to be 'B'.
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22 Nov 2005, 20:41
The grammar:

he has very good GMAT score.
he will have very good GMAT score.

Here we may get lost into sub-verb agreement funda, the sentence is trying to mislead by using 'will' with "not only...but also".
i.e. by putting 'will' away from the actions.
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23 Nov 2005, 00:20
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.

(B) for the correct use of not only...but also <and> correct future parallel verb tense
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23 Nov 2005, 00:34
A pretty tricky one. I was stuck between B and C for a longtime!
I chose B for the usage of 'will' but not quite convinced!
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23 Nov 2005, 02:53
Will vote for B.

IDIOM -Not only X.... but also Y...
C,D,E - Are elimnated.
Out of A & B
'power to facilitate.... ' sounds better than 'power of facilitating.. '

A - Incorrect.
Hence B
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23 Nov 2005, 07:04
not only... but also.D and E are out
//lism: will meet and will have. B is the best
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