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# At the end of the day, the prime minister and her staff ended up both

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Re: At the end of the day, the prime minister and her staff ended up both [#permalink]
A & D can be straight away ruled out as it repeats end.... end. B/W B,C & E, choose E because of idiom "not only.....but also".
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I am not getting why option e is right ??
Not only X but also Y , here X is a phrase and Y is a clause .
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A. Place of “both” should be after “sharing” as “both” here refers to the pessimistic view and the fear. So, A is wrong.
B. “but” should be followed by “also”. Moreover, choice B has completely changed the words used in the original sentence. We usually prefer correcting the sentence by making least changes.
C. “not only……. But also” is the correct usage. “But as well” makes the sentence grammatically wrong. Moreover, the use of “both” before “shared” is wrong.
D. Use of “they” is redundant here.
E. This sentence made correct use of preposition. Hence, E is the answer.
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NandishSS wrote:
At the end of the day, the prime minister and her staff ended up both sharing not merely a pessimistic view of potential legislative progress for the foreseeable future; also a fear that her party was losing the initiative on a number of issues.

A) ended up both sharing not merely a pessimistic view of potential legislative progress for the foreseeable future;also
B) share in common not just a pessimistic legislative progress view, but
C) both shared not only a pessimistic view of legislative progress for the foreseeable future but as well
D) ended up sharing not merely their pessimistic view of potential legislative progress, but they also shared
E) shared not only a pessimistic view of potential legislative progress, but also

Option A is incorrect because of faulty idioms.... Both X and Y is correct. Here there is no 'Y' after 'X'. Also The phrase after semicolon ( also a fear that her party was losing the initiative on a number of issues) is not an independent clause. Wrong construction.

Option B changes the tense of the sentence from past to present. Though the new sentence does not have any error but changing tense is not desired. Lets look at the other options.

Not only "..."but also" is the correct idiom. Option C uses 'but as well" and hence is incorrect.

Option D uses "they" and infuses a redundancy error.

Option E is correct . It uses 'not only" .."but also".

VeritasKarishma Is my explanation correct ?
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Re: At the end of the day, the prime minister and her staff ended up both [#permalink]
Why E is the correct answer?

In the original sentence: a pessimistic view of potential legislative progress for the foreseeable future
In the Answer E: a pessimistic view of potential legislative progress. What about "for the foreseeable future"? This information is missing!
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Re: At the end of the day, the prime minister and her staff ended up both [#permalink]
Dear generis and GMATNinja
could you elaborate in detail option B?
I have doubt that idiom "not X but Y" is wrong as mentioned here by many guys.
The reason I have dismissed the option B is because the verb tense. At the end of the day team ought to make some agreement that is completed action.

Thanks beforehand.
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Dear generis and GMATNinja
could you elaborate in detail option B?
I have doubt that idiom "not X but Y" is wrong as mentioned here by many guys.
The reason I have dismissed the option B is because the verb tense. At the end of the day team ought to make some agreement that is completed action.

Thanks beforehand.

Hello BLTN,

We hope this finds you well.

Having gone through the question and your query, we believe we can resolve your doubt.

Indeed, the primary error in Option B is one of tense, as you have suggested. Further, Option B slightly alters the meaning of the sentence, as it omits the adjective "potential", found in Option A, and redundantly uses "share" alongside "in common".

We hope this helps.
All the best!
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