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Along with his being the chief legal adviser to the President, the attorney general administers a department of nearly 50,000 employees.
(A) Along with his
(B) At the same time as
(C) In addition to
(D) Beside him
(E) Also

Whats wrong in E please explain
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24 Sep 2009, 16:48
sagarsabnis wrote:
Along with his being the chief legal adviser to the President, the attorney general administers a department of nearly 50,000 employees.
(A) Along with his
(B) At the same time as
(C) In addition to
(D) Beside him
(E) Also

Whats wrong in E please explain

I say the answer is C.

The sentence is trying to convey that the attorney general has two roles: (1) he advises the President; and (2) as administers to a department of 50K employees. So in addition to (1) he also does (2).

"In addition to being the chief legal adviser to the President, the attorney general administers a department of nearly 50,000 employees."
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25 Sep 2009, 08:43
The only correct answer IMO is C.
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05 Oct 2009, 08:08
i m also curious to know why E is wrong..can anyone help..?
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05 Oct 2009, 22:50
Also please post the OA. Thanx.
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OA is C
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08 Oct 2009, 07:13
I am trying to understand, how the answer is C

In addition to being..

'to being does not sound correct? please help..

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08 Oct 2009, 09:00
sagarsabnis wrote:
Along with his
Whats wrong in E please explain

Not sure how to explain..

'Also' in the beginning of the sentence is not good construction. Try to find sentences that begin with 'also'.

'In addition to' is better and right
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