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# In some African languages, verbs not only encode the

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08 Jul 2016, 09:17
I chose E over C as I was not able to infer the meaning correctly.. Great explanation Experts :D
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04 Jun 2017, 06:26
In some African languages, verbs not only encode the timeframe of an event but also imply the origin of the speaker's knowledge, which may be direct observation, hearsay, or intuition, resulting in speakers of those languages who cannot state facts without an attribution to some source.

(A) not only encode the timeframe of an event but also imply the origin of the speaker's knowledge, which may be direct observation, hearsay, or intuition, resulting in speakers of those languages who cannot state facts without an attribution to some source wrong, does not make sense

(B) not only encode the timeframe of an event but also the origin of the speaker's knowledge, direct observation, hearsay, or intuition; therefore, speakers of those languages cannot state a fact without some source of attribution incorrect use of idiom not only X but also Y

(C) encode not only the timeframe of an event but also the origin of the speaker's knowledge, whether direct observation, hearsay, or intuition; as a result, speakers of those languages cannot state facts without attributing them to a source correct

(D) do not encode the timeframe of an event; they also imply the origin of the speaker's knowledge -- whether direct observation, hearsay, or intuition -- resulting in the inability of those languages' speakers to state facts and not attributions to some source wrong meaning

(E) not only encode the timeframe of an event but also imply the origin of the speaker's knowledge, direct observation, hearsay, or intuition; speakers of those languages, therefore, do not state facts without attributing them to sources wrong parallelism
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05 Jun 2017, 02:36
In some African languages, verbs not only encode the timeframe of an event but also imply the origin of the speaker's knowledge, which may be direct observation, hearsay, or intuition, resulting in speakers of those languages who cannot state facts without an attribution to some source.

(A) not only encode the timeframe of an event but also imply the origin of the speaker's knowledge, which may be direct observation, hearsay, or intuition, resulting in speakers of those languages who cannot state facts without an attribution to some source

(B) not only encode the timeframe of an event but also the origin of the speaker's knowledge, direct observation, hearsay, or intuition; therefore, speakers of those languages cannot state a fact without some source of attribution

(C) encode not only the timeframe of an event but also the origin of the speaker's knowledge, whether direct observation, hearsay, or intuition; as a result, speakers of those languages cannot state facts without attributing them to a source
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(D) do not encode the timeframe of an event; they also imply the origin of the speaker's knowledge -- whether direct observation, hearsay, or intuition -- resulting in the inability of those languages' speakers to state facts and not attributions to some source

(E) not only encode the timeframe of an event but also imply the origin of the speaker's knowledge, direct observation, hearsay, or intuition; speakers of those languages, therefore, do not state facts without attributing them to sources
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22 Dec 2017, 08:38
Hi @Mike McGarry @GMATNinja kindly help us with explanation. I am not sure how encode and imply have the same meaning and how verb can be omitted to maintain parallelism.

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27 Dec 2017, 09:21
ManishKM1 wrote:
Hi @Mike McGarry @GMATNinja kindly help us with explanation. I am not sure how encode and imply have the same meaning and how verb can be omitted to maintain parallelism.

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You are right in that there is meaning shift in the correct option C. However please note that nowhere in official guide is it stated that the meaning of the original sentence must be retained. When none of the grammatically correct options convey the meaning of the original sentence, one must not bother about sticking to the original meaning or omitting one of the main verbs (,which results in change in meaning), though such a case is not expected in the real GMAT.
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