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# A GMAT CAT score is based on not only the number of question

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A GMAT CAT score is based on not only the number of questions answered correctly but also their difficulty level.

(A) on not only the number of questions answered correctly but also their difficulty level
(B) not only on the number of questions answered correctly but also their difficulty level
(C) not only on the number of questions answered correctly but also their level of difficulty
(D) not only on the number of questions answered but also on their difficulty level
(E) on not only the number of questions answered correctly but also on their difficulty level

OA to follow after some debates...

TWO STRUCTURES ARE CORRECT HERE FOR IDIOM NOT ONLY ...BUT ALSO.
Those are in option A and in option D.
on NOT ONLY.....BUT ALSO ==>OPTION A
NOT ONLY ON ......BUT ALSO ON ===>OPTION D

but option D CHANGES THE MEANING by omitting the word CORRECTLY.
hence A.
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OA is A... I missed the meaning and chose D
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A CAT score is based on not only the number of questions answered correctly but also their difficulty level.

A. on not only the number of questions answered correctly but also their difficulty level
B. not only on the number of questions answered correctly but also their difficulty level
C. not only on the number of questions answered correctly but also their level of difficulty
D. not only on the number of questions answered but also on their difficulty level
E. on not only the number of questions answered correctly but also on their difficulty level

Originally posted by rishabhparakh on 19 Apr 2014, 07:39.
Last edited by carcass on 21 Apr 2014, 01:56, edited 1 time in total.
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the answer has to be A :on not only the number of questions answered correctly but also their difficulty level
even D is parallel but its meaning is not the intended meaning !!
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I have been asking my friends too.. Most of them say that it will be D, because then parallelism is maintained.
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its not only about parallelism but also about meaning (BTW i just used "not only but also !! ) .meaning has to come out unambiguously . in D the fact that questions are to be answered correctly is missing and that in fact is very important for keeping the meaning intact
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rishabhparakh wrote:

A CAT score is based on not only the number of questions answered correctly but also their difficulty level.

A. on not only the number of questions answered correctly but also their difficulty level
B. not only on the number of questions answered correctly but also their difficulty level
C. not only on the number of questions answered correctly but also their level of difficulty
D. not only on the number of questions answered but also on their difficulty level
E. on not only the number of questions answered correctly but also on their difficulty level

An easy one..For E I will read
Based on..
the number of questions answered correctly
on their difficulty level

SO it reads Based on on their difficulty level

For D
Based..
on the number of questions answered
on their difficulty level
Both usages are correct & parallel

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JusTLucK04 wrote:
rishabhparakh wrote:

A CAT score is based on not only the number of questions answered correctly but also their difficulty level.

A. on not only the number of questions answered correctly but also their difficulty level
B. not only on the number of questions answered correctly but also their difficulty level
C. not only on the number of questions answered correctly but also their level of difficulty
D. not only on the number of questions answered but also on their difficulty level
E. on not only the number of questions answered correctly but also on their difficulty level

An easy one..For E I will read
Based on..
the number of questions answered correctly
on their difficulty level

SO it reads Based on on their difficulty level

For D
Based..
on the number of questions answered
on their difficulty level
Both usages are correct & parallel

Kudos If I helped..

A is also parallel, in D correctly is missing and that causes loss of meaning. What do you say??

on
not only
the number of questions answered correctly
but also
their difficulty level
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Re: A GMAT CAT score is based on not only the number of question [#permalink]
PiyushK wrote:
JusTLucK04 wrote:
rishabhparakh wrote:

A CAT score is based on not only the number of questions answered correctly but also their difficulty level.

A. on not only the number of questions answered correctly but also their difficulty level
B. not only on the number of questions answered correctly but also their difficulty level
C. not only on the number of questions answered correctly but also their level of difficulty
D. not only on the number of questions answered but also on their difficulty level
E. on not only the number of questions answered correctly but also on their difficulty level

An easy one..For E I will read
Based on..
the number of questions answered correctly
on their difficulty level

SO it reads Based on on their difficulty level

For D
Based..
on the number of questions answered
on their difficulty level
Both usages are correct & parallel

Kudos If I helped..

A is also parallel, in D correctly is missing and that causes loss of meaning. What do you say??

on
not only
the number of questions answered correctly
but also
their difficulty level

A is infact correct...but D sounds better if you include correctly..I considered absence of "correctly" as a Typo
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Why not option C ? Can anyone explain pls.
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Re: A GMAT CAT score is based on not only the number of question [#permalink]
could not decide between A and D, but then noticed that D does not have "correct", so A must be the right answer.
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Re: A GMAT CAT score is based on not only the number of question [#permalink]
PiyushK wrote:
JusTLucK04 wrote:
rishabhparakh wrote:

A CAT score is based on not only the number of questions answered correctly but also their difficulty level.

A. on not only the number of questions answered correctly but also their difficulty level
B. not only on the number of questions answered correctly but also their difficulty level
C. not only on the number of questions answered correctly but also their level of difficulty
D. not only on the number of questions answered but also on their difficulty level
E. on not only the number of questions answered correctly but also on their difficulty level

An easy one..For E I will read
Based on..
the number of questions answered correctly
on their difficulty level

SO it reads Based on on their difficulty level

For D
Based..
on the number of questions answered
on their difficulty level
Both usages are correct & parallel

Kudos If I helped..

A is also parallel, in D correctly is missing and that causes loss of meaning. What do you say??

on
not only
the number of questions answered correctly
but also
their difficulty level

Actually I think A is not parallel, feel free to correct me. I think D is parallel since not only "on".....but also "on" and I heard that grammar always comes first and meaning second.
Again if I am wrong please correct me.
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