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Re: Prime Lending Rate [#permalink] New post 05 Oct 2011, 21:26
Narrowed it down to B and E but chose E :( "missed on at the end".
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What makes B better than E? I picked E. :-(


No parallelism. "not only on" ... "but only on"

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Re: Prime Lending Rate [#permalink] New post 05 Oct 2011, 23:22
I would go with B. But E I thnk there is a problem with respect to parallelism.

Will the following modification works with E
the interest rates are tied to the prime, not only on most loans to small and medium-sized businesses, but also on ??

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Re: Prime Lending Rate [#permalink] New post 06 Oct 2011, 08:17
I stuck with A but B seems a better answer
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Re: Prime Lending Rate [#permalink] New post 08 Oct 2011, 12:29
B is the only one that is parallel and makes the most sense with "not only X, but also Y..."

however, the passive tone of B is worded in an awkward manner.
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Re: The prime lending rate is a key rate in the economy: not [#permalink] New post 15 Nov 2011, 22:01
B - parallelism not only X, but also Y.
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Re: The prime lending rate is a key rate in the economy: not [#permalink] New post 17 Nov 2011, 04:07
B is correct 'not only on most loans....,but also on the growth rate...'
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Re: The prime lending rate is a key rate in the economy: not [#permalink] New post 14 Dec 2011, 01:06
B
seek not only ...but also and iism.
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Re: The prime lending rate is a key rate in the economy: not [#permalink] New post 10 Oct 2013, 22:33
Only B correct. You can see the non-underlined part "The prime lending rate is a key rate in the economy:............" Technically, after the colon, there is an explanation for the part before the colon. The sentence is about "the prime lending rate". <== KEY to solve this question.

The prime lending rate is a key rate in the economy: not only are the interest rates on most loans to small and medium-sized businesses tied to the prime, but also on a growing number of consumer loans, including home equity loans.

(A) not only are the interest rates on most loans to small and medium-sized businesses tied to the prime, but also on
Wrong.
- Parallelism problem: Not only [are the interest rates]...., but also on [a growing number of consumer loan].
- Meaning problem: A means only interest rates on loan to S&M business tied to the prime! How about consumer loan?. Keep in mind, the main subject of the sentence is "The PRIME lending rate" + colon ==> both business loans and consumer loans are tied to the prime.

(B) tied to the prime are the interest rates not only on most loans to small and medium-sized businesses, but also on
Correct.

(C) the interest rates not only on most loans to small and medium-sized businesses are tied to the prime, but also
Wrong.
- Parallelism problem: Not only on,....but also..........(without "on")

(D) not only the interest rates on most loans to small and medium-sized businesses are tied to the prime, but also on
Wrong.
- Parallelism problem: Not only [the interest rates] on most loan...., but also on [a growing number of consumer loan].
- Meaning problem: A means only interest rates on loan to S&M business tied to the prime! How about consumer loan. ==> Refer to the explanation on A.


(E) the interest rates are tied to the prime, not only on most loans to small and medium-sized businesses, but also
Wrong.
- Parallelism problem: Not only on,....but also..........(without "on")

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Re: Prime Lending Rate [#permalink] New post 29 Oct 2013, 03:48
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I went with E. E also supports parallelism and it seems to be better formed than B.


Just to make sure that you get the answer: The option E is missing the "ON" word at the end.
That is disastrous to the parallelism we require. So the only option with Correct parallelism and clear concise meaning has to be "B"
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