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A big raise has not only been given, at the beginning of the year, to the janitors but to the maintenance workers also.

A) A big raise has not only been given, at the beginning of the year, to the janitors but to the maintenance workers also.

B) At the beginning of the year, a big raise has been given, not only to the janitors but to the maintenance workers also.

C) A big raise has not only been given, at the beginning of the year, to the janitors but also to the maintenance workers.

D) A big raise has not only been given, at the beginning of the year, to the janitors but to the maintenance workers as well.

E) At the beginning of the year, a big raise was given, not only to the janitors but also to the maintenance workers.

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14 Jul 2006, 21:37
C

Its between C and E because of "not only...but also"
E suffering from wrong placement of modifier.
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14 Jul 2006, 22:27
"not only" + Verb........."but also"

So C.

A big raise has not only been given, at the beginning of the year, to the janitors but also to the maintenance workers.

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15 Jul 2006, 05:04
ps_dahiya wrote:
C

Its between C and E because of "not only...but also"
E suffering from wrong placement of modifier.

"has" in A-D is incorrect.

(E) may be passive, but it`s still the best of the lot.

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15 Jul 2006, 16:14
I choose E. Could someone elaborate on the modifier problem they see with E?
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15 Jul 2006, 17:01
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A big raise has not only been given, at the beginning of the year, to the janitors but to the maintenance workers also.

A) A big raise has not only been given, at the beginning of the year, to the janitors but to the maintenance workers also.

B) At the beginning of the year, a big raise has been given, not only to the janitors but to the maintenance workers also.

C) A big raise has not only been given, at the beginning of the year, to the janitors but also to the maintenance workers.

D) A big raise has not only been given, at the beginning of the year, to the janitors but to the maintenance workers as well.

E) At the beginning of the year, a big raise was given, not only to the janitors but also to the maintenance workers.

(E) it is.

"been given" shd be before "not only" in (C)
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15 Jul 2006, 19:51
ps_dahiya, could you explain why C has the correct placement of modifier and E doesn't?
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15 Jul 2006, 20:11
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ps_dahiya, could you explain why C has the correct placement of modifier and E doesn't?

This is what I am thinking but don't know if its correct or not.

E. At the beginning of the year, a big raise was given, not only to the janitors but also to the maintenance workers.

Sentence will make sense if

We interchange the phrase "At the beginning of the year" with clause "a big raise was given". Sentence will look like: A big raise was given, at the beginning of the year, not only to the ......but also to.......That means "at the beginning of the year" phrase can be removed safely because it is an extra information. But if remove "a big raise was given" from E then sentence doesn't make sense.

E could have been correct if we remove the comma afer the middle clause "a big raise was given". Then the sentence will be

At the beginning of the year, a big raise was given not only to the janitors but also to the maintenance workers. Then first part is a phrase modifying "raise".

This is just my thinking, but if E is the OA then I am a nut and forget everything what I have said.

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15 Jul 2006, 23:00
I'll go with E.

E) At the beginning of the year, a big raise was given, not only to the janitors but also to the maintenance workers.

At the beginning of the year....what???
'A big raise was given' answers the question 'what??'.
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16 Jul 2006, 19:09
ps_dahiya wrote:
This is just my thinking, but if E is the OA then I am a nut and forget everything what I have said.

OA is E, so should we stop listening ps_dahiya now just kidding... I chose C for the same reasons

OE: Choice (E) is correct. There are three problems here. The passive in the first clause, the unnecessary use of the perfect, and the breaking up of the correlative conjunction not only and but also. These problems are corrected in (E)
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17 Jul 2006, 01:06
Will go with E.

Dont see any modifier problem with E.
Also has been ..... seems incorrect in C
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17 Jul 2006, 01:13
Correct idiom: not only... but also....

E is the correct choice.
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