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# S nobody no one

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18 Sep 2008, 20:20
Although the company’s founders certainly hoped that incorporating would increase their profit margin, no one, not even the founders, didn’t expect that the value of the stock would appreciate so quickly.

A ) no one, not even the founders, didn’t expect
B ) no one, not even the founders, expected
C ) nobody, not even the founders, expected
D ) nobody, not even the founders, didn’t expect
E ) no one, even the founders, expected

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18 Sep 2008, 21:27
I vote for E
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19 Sep 2008, 07:14
I chose E. It doesn't have a double negation.
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19 Sep 2008, 07:25
One more E
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19 Sep 2008, 13:25
B?
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19 Sep 2008, 13:31
b!
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19 Sep 2008, 13:39
ssandeepan wrote:
Although the company’s founders certainly hoped that incorporating would increase their profit margin, no one, not even the founders, didn’t expect that the value of the stock would appreciate so quickly.

A ) no one, not even the founders, didn’t expect
B ) no one, not even the founders, expected
C ) nobody, not even the founders, expected
D ) nobody, not even the founders, didn’t expect
E ) no one, even the founders, expected

If E is to be taken, it's from the lonely bird (it has only "even"). SO I went to BBBB.^^
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19 Sep 2008, 17:19
whts wrong with C ?

m confused between C and B
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20 Sep 2008, 22:12
ssandeepan wrote:
Although the company’s founders certainly hoped that incorporating would increase their profit margin, no one, not even the founders, didn’t expect that the value of the stock would appreciate so quickly.

A ) no one, not even the founders, didn’t expect
B ) no one, not even the founders, expected -> reject since C appears better but still unable to reason out why!!!
C ) nobody, not even the founders, expected-> IMO
D ) nobody, not even the founders, didn’t expect
E ) no one, even the founders, expected

Im confused between nobody and no one
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20 Sep 2008, 22:31
ssandeepan wrote:
Although the company’s founders certainly hoped that incorporating would increase their profit margin, no one, not even the founders, didn’t expect that the value of the stock would appreciate so quickly.

A ) no one, not even the founders, didn’t expect
B ) no one, not even the founders, expected
C ) nobody, not even the founders, expected
D ) nobody, not even the founders, didn’t expect
E ) no one, even the founders, expected

IMO C)

Read somewhere that nobody is more preferred usage in English than no-one
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22 Sep 2008, 16:57
i would go with C
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22 Sep 2008, 21:23
confused betwn B and C

going with C
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22 Sep 2008, 22:30
ssandeepan wrote:
Although the company’s founders certainly hoped that incorporating would increase their profit margin, no one, not even the founders, didn’t expect that the value of the stock would appreciate so quickly.

A ) no one, not even the founders, didn’t expect
B ) no one, not even the founders, expected
C ) nobody, not even the founders, expected
D ) nobody, not even the founders, didn’t expect
E ) no one, even the founders, expected

B. "no one" is better than "nobody" because "no body" is less formal than "no one".
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22 Sep 2008, 23:10
GMAT TIGER wrote:

B. "no one" is better than "nobody" because "no body" is less formal than "no one".

There you go. This explains why B should be preferred to C.
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22 Sep 2008, 23:41
Between B and C, I will go with (B). Unfortunately, I don't have a good explanation, I am going by my ear...no one is more formal and preferred.
What is OA?
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23 Sep 2008, 02:04
I will also go with "C"
whts the OA
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23 Sep 2008, 05:53
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Definitely B! The others don't make any sense, especially E.
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23 Sep 2008, 19:41
Kindly post the OA
Can anyone explain why no one is formal than no body
!!!
any example to illustrate this point????????
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23 Sep 2008, 20:30
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Although the company’s founders certainly hoped that incorporating would increase their profit margin, no one, not even the founders, didn’t expect that the value of the stock would appreciate so quickly.

A ) no one, not even the founders, didn’t expect
B ) no one, not even the founders, expected
C ) nobody, not even the founders, expected
D ) nobody, not even the founders, didn’t expect
E ) no one, even the founders, expected

I looked up the dictionary and it seems like no one is synonymn of nobody. also no one is kinda opposite of everyone.
A) two negates so wrong
B) dont think it no one because we are not referencing everyone in the previous statement. Wrong.
C) This is left with only choice. So Correct
D) uses nobody but two negates so wrong
E) missing negate before even "read as nobody, even the founders" - doesnt seem right

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