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Some biographers have not only disputed the common notion

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Some biographers have not only disputed the common notion that Edgar Allan Poe drank to excess but also questioned whether he drank at all.
(A) have not only disputed the common notion that Edgar Allan Poe drank to excess but also questioned whether he drank
(B) not only have disputed the common notion that Edgar Allan Poe drank to excess but also over whether he drank
(C) have disputed not only the common notion that Edgar Allan Poe drank to excess but also whether he may not have drunk
(D) not only have disputed the common notion that Edgar Allan Poe drank to excess but also questioned whether or not he had drunk
(E) have disputed the common notion not only that Edgar Allan Poe drank to excess but also questioned whether he may not have drunk

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New post 02 Jun 2009, 06:52
Please underline the incorrect part in question

(A) have not only disputed the common notion that Edgar Allan Poe drank to excess but also questioned whether he drank (Correct)
(B) not only have disputed the common notion that Edgar Allan Poe drank to excess but also over whether he drank (Idiom Not only X but also Y not parallel)
(C) have disputed not only the common notion that Edgar Allan Poe drank to excess but also whether he may not have drunk (Meaning changed)
(D) not only have disputed the common notion that Edgar Allan Poe drank to excess but also questioned whether or not he had drunk (Idiom Not only X but also Y not parallel)
(E) have disputed the common notion not only that Edgar Allan Poe drank to excess but also questioned whether he may not have drunk (Meaning changed)

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New post 02 Jun 2009, 11:09
IMO A
I hope OA is also A.
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New post 03 Jun 2009, 09:29
one of the simplest question so far..

IMHO, A shud be the answer..

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New post 03 Jun 2009, 14:09
A.

look out for not only... but also as well as the correct form of the verb drink (drink, drank, drunk)

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