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South Korea and Japan, which have the two most robust capitalist econ

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South Korea and Japan, which have the two most robust capitalist economies in northeastern Asia, have clawed their way back from the brink of financial ruin and now they take an active role in the success of both companies that are newer and smaller as well as larger conglomerates.

A. now they take an active role in the success of both companies that are newer and smaller as well as
B. now take an active role in the success both of newer, smaller companies as well as that of
C. they take an active role now in the success both of newer, smaller companies, as well as those of
D. take an active role now in the successes of both companies that are newer and smaller as well as those of
E. take an active role now in both the success of newer, smaller companies as well as

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A for me and my explanation is as under:

'Both' could refer to small companies and large conglomerates - but since all the answer choices has 'as well as', small and large companies is not the correct link. However, since 'both is used in all answer choices it must be linking something, the link is 'newer and smaller'. Only answer choices A and D use it correctly...Both X and Y and that eliminates the rest of the choices.

Between A and D, A is concise and uses the format....success of X as well as Y...and hence should be the right answer.

A. now they take an active role in the success of both companies that are newer and smaller as well as - [Seems correct]
B. now take an active role in the success both of newer, smaller companies as well as that of [both X...as well as that of Y]
C. they take an active role now in the success both of newer, smaller companies, as well as those of [in addition to the error in B, success + those, SV does not agree]
D. take an active role now in the successes of both companies that are newer and smaller as well as those of [SV agrees ie 'successess + those' but fails the test of 'X as well as Y' in using 'X as well as those of Y']
E. take an active role now in both the success of newer, smaller companies as well as [Same as B]
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I am still doubt because as per my understanding both should be accompanied by "and" and not with "as well as".
None of the options has "and" in them.
Can you please explain, if "as well as" is the correct usage.
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South Korea and Japan, which have the two most robust capitalist economies in northeastern Asia, have clawed their way back from the brink of financial ruin and now they take an active role in the success of both companies that are newer and smaller as well as larger conglomerates.

A. now they take an active role in the success of both companies that are newer and smaller as well as
B. now take an active role in the success both of newer, smaller companies as well as that of
C. they take an active role now in the success both of newer, smaller companies, as well as those of
D. take an active role now in the successes of both companies that are newer and smaller as well as those of
E. take an active role now in both the success of newer, smaller companies as well as


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If you have another subject in the underlined portion of the sentence, it becomes a run-on sentence. Therefore, you don’t want the pronoun they to appear in your final answer; eliminate A and C. The key to the rest of this question is the placement of both. The construction in D is flawed because it’s possible that there are only two newer and smaller companies and that the government supports both of them. Both is also misplaced in E, making the construction not parallel. B sounds a bit awkward, but it is perfectly parallel (the success of…as well as that of); that is a pronoun for success.

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