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# GMAT Plus Book 2 Problem #8

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GMAT Plus Book 2 Problem #8 [#permalink]

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17 Dec 2004, 08:11
Some biographers have not only disputed the common notion that Edgar Allan Poe drank to excess but also questioned whether he drank at all.

(A) have not only disputed the common notion that Edgar Allan Poe drank to excess but also questioned whether he drank
(B) not only have disputed the common notion that Edgar Allan Poe drank to excess but also over whether he drank
(C) have disputed not only the common notion that Edgar Allan Poe drank to excess but also whether he may not have drunk
(D) not only have disputed the common notion that Edgar Allan Poe drank to excess but also questioned whether or not he had drunk
(E) have disputed the common notion not only that Edgar Allan Poe drank to excess but also questioned whether he may not have drunk
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17 Dec 2004, 09:31
Keep (A)
whether..not -> wrong
(B) not parallel
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17 Dec 2004, 12:37
A
not only but also + parallel str
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17 Dec 2004, 12:40
Another A for || structure.
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17 Dec 2004, 13:31
I'll go with A.

My reasoning as to why B is wrong is that "dispute X and whether Y" can be read as 'dispute whether Y', which I believe is redundant.

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17 Dec 2004, 14:31
One more for 'A'
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17 Dec 2004, 22:49
(A) have not only disputed the common notion that Edgar Allan Poe drank to excess but also questioned whether he drank
Ok

(B) not only have disputed the common notion that Edgar Allan Poe drank to excess but also over whether he drank
but also over whether -> seems like verb is missing

(C) have disputed not only the common notion that Edgar Allan Poe drank to excess but also whether he may not have drunk

parellelism error

(D) not only have disputed the common notion that Edgar Allan Poe drank to excess but also questioned whether or not he had drunk

have questioned, drunk -wrong tense

(E) have disputed the common notion not only that Edgar Allan Poe drank to excess but also questioned whether he may not have drunk

not only improper use , drunk
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18 Dec 2004, 00:35
Em, I think "A" as well, coz

(b) need a verb in later part
(c) whether....not.... / dispute ~ whether.....(seems not good)
(d) whether or not (redundancy)
(e) not parellel
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18 Dec 2004, 17:21

Could someone elaborate on why (C) has a parallelism error, I fail to see it ....thanks
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18 Dec 2004, 18:01
(C) is wrong at this part
"whether he may not have drunk"
whether gives two choices:
+ he drunk
+ he did not drink
the "may" is unnecessary
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18 Dec 2004, 18:11
A as well.
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18 Dec 2004, 19:35
cool thanx.....
18 Dec 2004, 19:35
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