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# Ricks has written extensively on not only major figures in English poe

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Ricks has written extensively on not only major figures in English poetry like Milton and Housman, but also on the lyrics of Bob Dylan.

(A) on not only major figures in English poetry like Milton, but also on
(B) not only on the poetry of such major figures as Milton and Housman, but also on
(C) not only on major figures in English poetry like Milton and Housman, but also on
(D) on major figures in English poetry like Milton and Housman, as well as
(E) on major figures in English poetry such as Milton and Housman, but also on

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I am confused about the difference between as well as and 'and' in the list here. Can somebody please comment ?
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03 Aug 2012, 13:56
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I am confused about the difference between as well as and 'and' in the list here. Can somebody please comment ?

2. Ricks has written extensively on not only major figures in English poetry like Milton and Housman, but also on the lyrics of Bob Dylan.

A. on not only major figures in English poetry like Milton, but also on
B. not only on the poetry of such major figures as Milton and Housman, but also on
C. not only on major figures in English poetry like Milton and Housman, but also on
D. on major figures in English poetry like Milton and Housman, as well as
E. on major figures in English poetry such as Milton and Housman, but also on

Parallelism is playing out here in 2 pieces - 1) not only on... but also on... 2) poetry of X... lyrics of Y...

Based on the second part of the sentence (not underlined), we understand that above 2 Parallelism is playing out here.
If you try to place the above 2 Parallelism in option B, it fits perfectly and hence B is the answer.

as well as - is not required because we're talking about contrast here and hence "BUT" is required.
and - is used to keep "Milton and Housman" together.

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03 Aug 2012, 15:51
HI
I am confused about the difference between as well as and 'and' in the list here. Can somebody please comment ?

2. Ricks has written extensively on not only major figures in English poetry like Milton and Housman, but also on the lyrics of Bob Dylan.

A. on not only major figures in English poetry like Milton, but also on
B. not only on the poetry of such major figures as Milton and Housman, but also on
C. not only on major figures in English poetry like Milton and Housman, but also on
D. on major figures in English poetry like Milton and Housman, as well as
E. on major figures in English poetry such as Milton and Housman, but also on

the options b and c looks similar here
but the popular 'like vs such as' concept should help you out..
like is used where you mean similar
such as is used to give examples..

since examples of poets are given here we should use only such as and like would lead to a common error which we are inclined to in general usage...
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03 Aug 2012, 15:58
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HI
I am confused about the difference between as well as and 'and' in the list here. Can somebody please comment ?

2. Ricks has written extensively on not only major figures in English poetry like Milton and Housman, but also on the lyrics of Bob Dylan.

A. on not only major figures in English poetry like Milton, but also on
B. not only on the poetry of such major figures as Milton and Housman, but also on
C. not only on major figures in English poetry like Milton and Housman, but also on
D. on major figures in English poetry like Milton and Housman, as well as
E. on major figures in English poetry such as Milton and Housman, but also on

the options b and c looks similar here
but the popular 'like vs such as' concept should help you out..
like is used where you mean similar
such as is used to give examples..

since examples of poets are given here we should use only such as and like would lead to a common error which we are inclined to in general usage...

Two difference between option B & C -
Firstly, "Such as" is required because we're talking in context of example. Hence C is incorrect.
Secondly, "of" is missing in option C and hence, the parallelism is not correct in C (poetry of X... lyrics of Y...)

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06 Feb 2013, 16:01
Hi all,

I've been studying Quant almost exclusively but decided to take a break today and do some Verbal. I found this sample question and I'm pretty sure either the question/answers are structured incorrectly or the wrong answer was provided. Take a look:

Quote:
Ricks has written extensively on not only major figures in English poetry like Milton and Housman, but also on the lyrics of Bob Dylan.

A. on not only major figures in English poetry like Milton, but also on
B. not only on the poetry of such major figures as Milton and Housman, but also on
C. not only on major figures in English poetry like Milton and Housman, but also on
D. on major figures in English poetry like Milton and Housman, as well as
E. on major figures in English poetry such as Milton and Housman, but also on

Let's see what you guys think is the correct answer. I'll give you the answer and explanation after a few posts and tell you what I think is the correct answer and why I think the logic is flawed.
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06 Feb 2013, 22:00
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Ricks has written extensively on not only major figures in English poetry like Milton and Housman, but also on the lyrics of Bob Dylan.
A. on not only major figures in English poetry like Milton, but also on - LIKE can not be used to give examples. Correct Parallel marker is "Not only on X, but also on Y", but this option has form "on Not only X, but also on Y". Thus Incorrect

B. not only on the poetry of such major figures as Milton and Housman, but also on - Eliminates both errors present in option A. CORRECT

C. not only on major figures in English poetry like Milton and Housman, but also on - LIKE can not be used to give examples. Thus Incorrect

D. on major figures in English poetry like Milton and Housman, as well as - The correct comparison marker is "on X as well as on Y"/"X as well as Y", but this option uses "on X as well as Y". LIKE can not be used to give examples. Thus Incorrect

E. on major figures in English poetry such as Milton and Housman, but also on - Correct Parallel marker is "Not only on X, but also on Y", but this option has form "on X, but also on Y". Thus Incorrect

Hope this detailed explanation helps.

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07 Feb 2013, 02:02
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Hi all,

I've been studying Quant almost exclusively but decided to take a break today and do some Verbal. I found this sample question and I'm pretty sure either the question/answers are structured incorrectly or the wrong answer was provided. Take a look:

Quote:
Ricks has written extensively on not only major figures in English poetry like Milton and Housman, but also on the lyrics of Bob Dylan.

A. on not only major figures in English poetry like Milton, but also on
B. not only on the poetry of such major figures as Milton and Housman, but also on
C. not only on major figures in English poetry like Milton and Housman, but also on
D. on major figures in English poetry like Milton and Housman, as well as
E. on major figures in English poetry such as Milton and Housman, but also on

Let's see what you guys think is the correct answer. I'll give you the answer and explanation after a few posts and tell you what I think is the correct answer and why I think the logic is flawed.

Just to clarify whenever you see an idiom not only and but also... it is a hint for parallelism.
Now the parallel entities must be parallel both grammatically and logically. You read the sentence and meaning wise you will see that in all the options famous figures are being made parallel to lyrics, which is not right. The only option that compares/brings parallelism is option B poetry and lyrics hence the answer is B
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08 Feb 2013, 15:49
amonsa wrote:
Hi all,

I've been studying Quant almost exclusively but decided to take a break today and do some Verbal. I found this sample question and I'm pretty sure either the question/answers are structured incorrectly or the wrong answer was provided. Take a look:

Quote:
Ricks has written extensively on not only major figures in English poetry like Milton and Housman, but also on the lyrics of Bob Dylan.

A. on not only major figures in English poetry like Milton, but also on
B. not only on the poetry of such major figures as Milton and Housman, but also on
C. not only on major figures in English poetry like Milton and Housman, but also on
D. on major figures in English poetry like Milton and Housman, as well as
E. on major figures in English poetry such as Milton and Housman, but also on

Let's see what you guys think is the correct answer. I'll give you the answer and explanation after a few posts and tell you what I think is the correct answer and why I think the logic is flawed.

So, you can't really write extensively ON a person. You can write extensively ON the POETRY of a person...but not on a major figure.

(B) is the only one where you are writing ON the poetry of a major figure, and ON the lyrics of Bob Dylan.
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17 Sep 2017, 19:45
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Ricks has written extensively on not only major figures in English poetry like Milton and Housman, but also on the lyrics of Bob Dylan.

(A) on not only major figures in English poetry like Milton, but also on
(B) not only on the poetry of such major figures as Milton and Housman, but also on
(C) not only on major figures in English poetry like Milton and Housman, but also on
(D) on major figures in English poetry like Milton and Housman, as well as
(E) on major figures in English poetry such as Milton and Housman, but also on

HI
I am confused about the difference between as well as and 'and' in the list here. Can somebody please comment ?

the correct idioms are "not only x but y" and "such x as y"

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