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In her substantive new book, Elyssa Dimant examined the role of minimalism in fashion and also looks at the broader context of its appearance in art, architecture and design.

(A) Elyssa Dimant examined the role of minimalism in fashion and also looks at the broader context of its appearance in art, architecture and design.
(B) Elyssa Dimant examines the role of minimalism in fashion, but also looked at the broader context of their appearance in art, architecture and design.
(C) the role of minimalism in fashion has been examined by Elyssa Dimant, but she also looks at the broader context of its appearance in art, architecture and design.
(D) Elyssa Dimant examines the role of minimalism in fashion, but also looks at the broader context of its appearance in art, architecture and design.
(E) Elyssa Dimant has been examining the role of minimalism in fashion, and also looking at the broader context of their appearance in art, architecture and design.

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D looks better than others because it maintains ||ism.
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In her substantive new book, Elyssa Dimant examined the role of minimalism in fashion and also looks at the broader context of its appearance in art, architecture and design.

(A) Elyssa Dimant examined the role of minimalism in fashion and also looks at the broader context of its appearance in art, architecture and design.---"Examined" & "looks" are not Parallel

(B) Elyssa Dimant examines the role of minimalism in fashion, but also looked at the broader context of their appearance in art, architecture and design.--- 'but' is wrong here. The original sentence implies no contrast.

(C) the role of minimalism in fashion has been examined by Elyssa Dimant, but she also looks at the broader context of its appearance in art, architecture and design.---same as B. Also has been examines is the wrong tense used.

(D) Elyssa Dimant examines the role of minimalism in fashion, but also looks at the broader context of its appearance in art, architecture and design.--- Same reasoning as B

(E) Elyssa Dimant has been examining the role of minimalism in fashion, and also looking at the broader context of their appearance in art, architecture and design.---'Their' is used wrongly here.

None of the answers seem to be correct.

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(C) the role of minimalism in fashion has been examined by Elyssa Dimant, but she also looks at the broader context of its appearance in art, architecture and design.
the role doesn't correctly refer to the pronoun her in the preceding phrase. "Elyssa Dimant" is required after comma.

Can u Pls comment on the use of 'has been examined' . What type of tense does it refer to?



I don't know what we can call such construction/tense. However, my calculated guess is that it represents a work that started in past and is already completed and for which we have an idea about the time when it actually started and completed. Also, I think if we want to emphasize on the verb/event of completion, we would use "has/have been". These are just my speculations.

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The work I started a week before has been completed.

We know the information about the time. If we didn't know anything about the timing, simple past would be ideal. Also, we wanted to emphasize about the action of completion.

For the problem statement, simple past sounds more appropriate.
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I took this question from Aristotle prep. I also thought the answer would be NONE because every option has some grammatical issue.

OA is D.

Aristotle prep claims that you can use "but also" in D without having "not only". I believe GMAT doesn't allow such usage of the not only,--- but also.

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Here are a few points to ponder.

1. The use of a contrast marker but is inappropriate in the context becos, what she does are not two opposite things, but things of of the same nature I would rule out BCD on that count alone. After this, it is a moot point whether not only should accompany but also in D.

The blatant and awkward shift of tense from past to present in A and from present to past in B is just unacceptable

In E, the use of progressive tense is outlandish, as if the author is still there doing it

What then is the right choice, of course even without going into additional flaws? Very unsatisfying
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There is no clear winner, but D maintains ||sm

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IMO D .

A uses "examined " and "looks" , B uses "examines" and "looked" - Neither of them are parallel
C- Incorrect modifier
E - Uses "have been" implying that it started in the past and is happening write now , which does'nt make sense , because the book is already written .

Only D uses the correct parallel structure


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None of the answers seems correct to me.. I saw that most of us are opting for D.
Remember that BUT is used as conjunction and it is used to connect two independent clauses. However, there is no subject after BUT in option D.
The only option without grammetical error is option A. As per GMAC we can have two tenses in single SC question provided it is essential to frame the sentence.
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In her substantive new book, Elyssa Dimant examined the role of minimalism in fashion and also looks at the broader context of its appearance in art, architecture and design.

(A) Elyssa Dimant examined the role of minimalism in fashion and also looks at the broader context of its appearance in art, architecture and design.
(B) Elyssa Dimant examines the role of minimalism in fashion, but also looked at the broader context of their appearance in art, architecture and design.
(C) the role of minimalism in fashion has been examined by Elyssa Dimant, but she also looks at the broader context of its appearance in art, architecture and design.
(D) Elyssa Dimant examines the role of minimalism in fashion, but also looks at the broader context of its appearance in art, architecture and design.
(E) Elyssa Dimant has been examining the role of minimalism in fashion, and also looking at the broader context of their appearance in art, architecture and design.

I will post the OA after some answers and discussions. Thanks.


D looks to be the best among the lot. Corrects the "tense" issues with the sentence. Would have been happier if the conjunction was "and" instead of "but". I dont see any contrast required for the sentence. Usage of "but" is odd. The sentence could have also been made better if correlative construction of "not only...but also" were used. Anyway, it is what it is.

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IMO-A,

In D the use of "But" seems wrong.

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Option D is correct.
Option C is incorrect because of modifier error.
Option B & E is incorrect because of S/V error ("their" is used for singular "minimalism ")
Option A is incorrect because of tense error and we need "but" to connect two contrasting clauses.

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In her substantive new book, Elyssa Dimant examined the role of minimalism in fashion and also looks at the broader context of its appearance in art, architecture and design.

(A) Elyssa Dimant examined the role of minimalism in fashion and also looks at the broader context of its appearance in art, architecture and design.
(B) Elyssa Dimant examines the role of minimalism in fashion, but also looked at the broader context of their appearance in art, architecture and design.
(C) the role of minimalism in fashion has been examined by Elyssa Dimant, but she also looks at the broader context of its appearance in art, architecture and design.
(D) Elyssa Dimant examines the role of minimalism in fashion, but also looks at the broader context of its appearance in art, architecture and design.
(E) Elyssa Dimant has been examining the role of minimalism in fashion, and also looking at the broader context of their appearance in art, architecture and design.

I will post the OA after some answers and discussions. Thanks.



mmm .... not only should always be followed by but also, but the reverse is not true!!!

He is a soccer legend, but he is also adept at cricket.

Here we are implying that it's not only limited to the role of minimalism in fashion but also in art, architecture and design.

You can say that the not only is implied.

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so here option D has but also not accompanied by Not only. So basically we eliminate error when they are not parallel especially when they are correlative. So how is this option Correct??

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so here option D has but also not accompanied by Not only. So basically we eliminate error when they are not parallel especially when they are correlative. So how is this option Correct??

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None is correct option. However, D is close to correct.

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