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

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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

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New post 26 Jul 2016, 03:35
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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


Meaning : Prime minister and her staff ended up with pessimistic view for the future and also about her party loosing on some issues.

Here Prime minister and her staff act as subject and their actions need to be in parallel.. Here we can observe not only..but also idiom.

not only x . . . but also y, where x and y are parallel.

Only option E has proper idiom.
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Between D and E. Since verb in both predicates apply to the same subject, the subject might not have to be restated. IMO E


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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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New post 21 Jul 2017, 09:12
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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New post 12 Jan 2019, 22:03
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".



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New post 08 May 2019, 07:45
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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