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# The prime lending rate is a key rate in the economy: not

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

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18 Jun 2009, 05:18
B

not only X but also Y. They are parallel.
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18 Jun 2009, 06:32
IMO b..

only option which has not only X but y parallel structure.
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18 Jun 2009, 13:04
Neochronic wrote:
IMO b..

only option which has not only X but y parallel structure.

What's wrong with E it also provides paralelism.

(E) the interest rates are tied to the prime, not only on most loans to small and medium-sized businesses,
but also on a growing number of consumer loans, including home equity loans.
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18 Jun 2009, 13:38
perfectstranger wrote:
Neochronic wrote:
IMO b..

only option which has not only X but y parallel structure.

What's wrong with E it also provides paralelism.

(E) the interest rates are tied to the prime, not only on most loans to small and medium-sized businesses,
but also on a growing number of consumer loans, including home equity loans.

there is no "on a" in the sentence posted above in E.
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