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Ignoring the admonitions of his staff, the chief financial officer accepted the advice of the consulting company because he believed that the standardized accounting procedures would prove not only inexpensive but reliable indicators of economic performance.


(A) he believed that the standardized accounting procedures would prove not only inexpensive but

(B) the standardized accounting procedures will prove both inexpensive and also

(C) he believed the standardized accounting procedures would prove themselves to be both inexpensive and

(D) he believed that the standardized accounting procedures would prove to be both inexpensive and

(E) standardized accounting procedures will prove his belief that they are both inexpensive and

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Ignoring the admonitions of his staff, the chief financial officer accepted the advice of the consulting company because he believed that the standardized accounting procedures would prove not only inexpensive but reliable indicators of economic performance.


(A) he believed that the standardized accounting procedures would prove not only inexpensive but

(B) the standardized accounting procedures will prove both inexpensive and also

(C) he believed the standardized accounting procedures would prove themselves to be both inexpensive and

(D) he believed that the standardized accounting procedures would prove to be both inexpensive and

(E) standardized accounting procedures will prove his belief that they are both inexpensive and


BOTH X AND Y ; cor relative conjunction ..
IMO D
he believed that the standardized accounting procedures would prove to beboth inexpensive and
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The difference between A and D is that A follows " not only X but Y" form which also appears true and D follows both X and Y form. So why the answer is D and not A?
Or is it because, the correct idiom is "not only X but also Y"
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Ignoring the admonitions of his staff, the chief financial officer accepted the advice of the consulting company because he believed that the standardized accounting procedures would prove not only inexpensive but reliable indicators of economic performance.


(A) he believed that the standardized accounting procedures would prove not only inexpensive but...Procedures would prove inexpensive..Wrong

(B) the standardized accounting procedures will prove both inexpensive and also......Both/Also ...redundant

(C) he believed the standardized accounting procedures would prove themselves to be both inexpensive and.....would prove themselves ..Wrong

(D) he believed that the standardized accounting procedures would prove to be both inexpensive and....Correct

(E) standardized accounting procedures will prove his belief that they are both inexpensive and....Awkward construction
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