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# The commissioners office of compliance, inspections, and

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708. The commissioner’s office of compliance, inspections, and investigations plans to intensify its scrutiny of stock analysts to investigate not only whether research is an independent function at brokerage firms, but also whether conflicts result when analysts own the stocks they write about or when they are paid for their work by a firm’s investment.

(A) to investigate not only whether research is an independent function at brokerage firms, but also whether conflicts result when analysts own the stocks they write about or when they are

(B) to investigate not only whether research is an independent function at brokerage firms, but also if conflicts result when analysts own the stocks they write about or they are

(C) to not only investigate whether or not research is an independent function at brokerage firms, but also if conflicts result when analysts own the stocks they write about or are

(D) not only to investigate whether or not research is an independent function at brokerage firms, but also whether conflicts result when analysts own the stocks they write about or are

(E) not only to investigate whether research is an independent function at brokerage firms, but also whether conflicts result when analysts own the stocks they write about or when

Kindly give explainations for the right choice - and for the 2nd option.
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04 Jul 2007, 08:14
I will go with A.

Whether or not is wrong. Eliminate C and D

E is wrong.. ending with when does not go well rest of the sentence

b/w A nad B, i chose A. ( rememebr whether almost always beats if on GMAT )
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21 Nov 2013, 03:01
That's right. The OA is A.

B) if is wrongly used

C) whether or not unnecessary

D) & E) use of the idiom not only... but also incorrect
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27 Apr 2016, 23:40
This question is much easier if you focus on the meaning :

to investigate not only whether research is an independent function at brokerage firms, but also whether conflicts result when analysts own the stocks they write about or when they are paid for their work by a firm’s investment.

So investigation is about two things :

1. whether research is an independent function at brokerage firms
2. whether conflicts result when analysts own the stocks they write about or when they are paid for their work by a firm’s investment.

So investigation must come before not only (else we are saying investigate only first part and second part has no meaning whatsoever)

That leaves us with only A and B

If is used only for conditions that are certainties

That leaves us only with A
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