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# In 1978 a national study found that not only had many

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16. In 1978 a national study found that not only had many contractors licensed by a self-policing private guild failed to pass qualifying exams, they in addition falsified their references.
(A) they in addition falsified their references

(C) but they had also falsified their references

(D) they had also falsified their references

(E) but their references were falsified as well
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02 Sep 2006, 13:05
"not only"... but

Go to be between C and E. C is the correct one for the use of "they"
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02 Sep 2006, 20:19
ak_idc wrote:
Not only..but also..

My bet is on C

Also, the past perfect "had falsified" is correctly used here.
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02 Sep 2006, 23:59
Looks like C if not from KAPLAN
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03 Sep 2006, 00:39
it is (C) guyz.i doubted as to whther not only.... but also should be used compounded or not.that is the but also can appear separated.This has cleared it for me.
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03 Sep 2006, 03:19
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16. In 1978 a national study found that not only had many contractors licensed by a self-policing private guild failed to pass qualifying exams, they in addition falsified their references.
(A) they in addition falsified their references

(C) but they had also falsified their references

(D) they had also falsified their references

(E) but their references were falsified as well

Only C maintains the format, "not only...but also". So, C for me.
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14 Oct 2010, 12:29
I thought that the correct idiom was Not only X but also Y, with nothing in between.
Could anybody clarify this?
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+1 C
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15 Oct 2016, 22:04
sangarelli wrote:
16. In 1978 a national study found that not only had many contractors licensed by a self-policing private guild failed to pass qualifying exams, they in addition falsified their references.
(A) they in addition falsified their references

(C) but they had also falsified their references

(D) they had also falsified their references

(E) but their references were falsified as well

+1 C...Not only ..but also construction..
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Re: In 1978 a national study found that not only had many [#permalink]

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15 Oct 2016, 22:32
It is C proper use on Not Only with But
Re: In 1978 a national study found that not only had many   [#permalink] 15 Oct 2016, 22:32
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