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The survival of coral colonies, which are composed of innumerable tiny polyps living in a symbiotic relationship with brilliantly colored algae, are being threatened, experts say, not only by pollutants like agricultural runoff, oil slicks, and trash, but also by dropped anchors, probing divers, and global warming.

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B. are being threatened,experts say, by not only pollutants such as

C. is not only being threatened,experts say, by pollutants such as

D. is not only being threatened,experts say, by pollutants like

E. is being threatened,experts say, not only by pollutants such as

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Re: SC-Coral Colonies [#permalink] New post 10 Jun 2007, 02:46
LM wrote:
The survival of coral colonies, which are composed of innumerable tiny polyps living in a symbiotic relationship with brilliantly colored algae, are being threatened, experts say, not only by pollutants like agricultural runoff, oil slicks, and trash, but also by dropped anchors, probing divers, and global warming.

A.

B. are being threatened,experts say, by not only pollutants such as

C. is not only being threatened,experts say, by pollutants such as

D. is not only being threatened,experts say, by pollutants like

E. is being threatened,experts say, not only by pollutants such as


SURVIVAL --- IS

NOT ONLY BY x BUT ALSO y

E perfect choice.
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Re: SC-Coral Colonies [#permalink] New post 10 Jun 2007, 04:56
syamee_u wrote:
LM wrote:
The survival of coral colonies, which are composed of innumerable tiny polyps living in a symbiotic relationship with brilliantly colored algae, are being threatened, experts say, not only by pollutants like agricultural runoff, oil slicks, and trash, but also by dropped anchors, probing divers, and global warming.

A.

B. are being threatened,experts say, by not only pollutants such as

C. is not only being threatened,experts say, by pollutants such as

D. is not only being threatened,experts say, by pollutants like

E. is being threatened,experts say, not only by pollutants such as


SURVIVAL --- IS

NOT ONLY BY x BUT ALSO y

E perfect choice.


hello syamee_u!

I am undecided between (C) and (E)! could you please explain why (E) is preferable towards (C).

(C) ....not only + (verb) + (X) ...but also... (Y)

(E) (verb) ....not only ... (X) ...but also... (Y)

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 [#permalink] New post 10 Jun 2007, 07:13
A and B are out because of using plural verb. Singular verb is required here.

D is out because of using 'like'. Such as should be used to give examples.

C is NOT parallel.

E is the best answer.
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Re: SC-Coral Colonies [#permalink] New post 10 Jun 2007, 22:36
catgmat wrote:
syamee_u wrote:
LM wrote:
The survival of coral colonies, which are composed of innumerable tiny polyps living in a symbiotic relationship with brilliantly colored algae, are being threatened, experts say, not only by pollutants like agricultural runoff, oil slicks, and trash, but also by dropped anchors, probing divers, and global warming.

A.

B. are being threatened,experts say, by not only pollutants such as

C. is not only being threatened,experts say, by pollutants such as

D. is not only being threatened,experts say, by pollutants like

E. is being threatened,experts say, not only by pollutants such as


SURVIVAL --- IS

NOT ONLY BY x BUT ALSO y

E perfect choice.


hello syamee_u!

I am undecided between (C) and (E)! could you please explain why (E) is preferable towards (C).

(C) ....not only + (verb) + (X) ...but also... (Y)

(E) (verb) ....not only ... (X) ...but also... (Y)

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not only (by) X ... but also (by) Y -- parallelism

we need by after 'Not only' as it follows after but also..

So, E is perfect choice.
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 [#permalink] New post 10 Jun 2007, 22:48
we need 'such as'. So consider B,C and E.

B uses 'are' for survival, which is wrong.
C attempts to compare a threat with something else. Out.

E is best.
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 [#permalink] New post 11 Jun 2007, 01:19
A. are being threatened, experts say, not only by pollutants like

B. are being threatened, experts say, by not only pollutants such as

C. is not only being threatened, experts say, by pollutants such as

D. is not only being threatened, experts say, by pollutants like

E. is being threatened, experts say, not only by pollutants such as

A, B - Eliminate - Subject Verb
C, D - Eliminate - sentence is fragmented.
Correct idiom is not only X but also Y
Hence E is the answer.
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 [#permalink] New post 12 Jun 2007, 21:46
OA is "E"
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