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Auditors perform a key function in business: not only are the validity and reliability of financial statements needed to be ascertained by them, but also on performing assessments of a company’s internal control.

(A) not only are the validity and reliability of financial statements needed to be ascertained by them, but also on performing
(B) they not only ascertain the validity and reliability of financial statements for public use, but also perform
(C) the validity and reliability of financial statements not only needs to be ascertained by them, but also they perform
(D) not only the validity and reliability of financial statements need to be ascertained by them, but also on performing
(E) the validity and reliability needs to be ascertained not only on financial statements, but also they perform

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B. We need a clause after : to explain why auditor perform a key function.

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B. We need a clause after : to explain why auditor perform a key function.

Correct usage of " not only..but also.."


Structure wise, B is spot on.

But I had a doubt. "Auditors perform a key function"- "a function" is singular. But 2 functions are being described here. Or is it that the word "function"is the same as "role"? The meaning is ambiguous, right?
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Auditors perform a key function in business: not only are the validity and reliability of financial statements needed to be ascertained by them, but also on performing assessments of a company’s internal control.

(A) not only are the validity and reliability of financial statements needed to be ascertained by them, but also on performing

- Missing parallelism for Not Only But Also

(B) they not only ascertain the validity and reliability of financial statements for public use, but also perform

- Correct - Not only - ascertain ... but also perform

(C) the validity and reliability of financial statements not only needs to be ascertained by them, but also they perform

- Incorrect usage of not only but also, sentence is not parallel

(D) not only the validity and reliability of financial statements need to be ascertained by them, but also on performing

- Incorrect usage of not only but also, sentence is not parallel

(E) the validity and reliability needs to be ascertained not only on financial statements, but also they perform

- Incorrect usage of not only but also, sentence is not parallel

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