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# The computer software being designed for a project studying

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15. The computer software being designed for a project studying Native American access to higher education will not only meet the needs of that study, but also has the versatility and power of facilitating similar research endeavors.

(A) but also has the versatility and power of facilitating
(B) but also have the versatility and power to facilitate
(C) but it also has the versatility and power to facilitate
(D) and also have the versatility and power of facilitating
(E) and it also has such versatility and power that it can facilitate
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30 Jul 2009, 04:24
I go with C.
I always prefer the infinitive form. Also, in C 'it' has no problem. OA?

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30 Jul 2009, 04:52
I think it's B
B uses the correct idiom not only X but also Y
now in this format X and Y should be parallel
here "will meet" is parallel with "will have"(second will is implied )

A is incorrect because it uses "has"
C is incorrect it breaks the parallelism in the X and Y format by introducing "it"
D & E uses wrong idiom "and also"

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30 Jul 2009, 04:53
IMO B

not only .... but also is the idiom

will not only meet but (will) also have the ...

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30 Jul 2009, 05:41
The computer software being designed for a project studying Native American access to higher education will not only meet the needs of that study, but also has the versatility and power of facilitating similar research endeavors.

(A) but also has the versatility and power of facilitating
(B) but also have the versatility and power to facilitate
(C) but it also has the versatility and power to facilitate
(D) and also have the versatility and power of facilitating
(E) and it also has such versatility and power that it can facilitate

not only will meet..., but also (will) have the versatility...
B IMO
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30 Jul 2009, 06:29
Thanks a lot guys. OA is B
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30 Jul 2009, 08:00
I thought the ans is A. Is computer software singular or plural?

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30 Jul 2009, 22:14
learner wrote:
I thought the ans is A. Is computer software singular or plural?

Computer software is indeed singular, but its the use of future tense "will have" because of which "have" is used.
Please correct me guys if I'm wrong.
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31 Jul 2009, 10:43
Exactly, I never thought computer software can be plural ! That is why I chose C. But as people mentioned correctly, we should not break the idiom. Then B is the only choice left.

However, I just googled a bit..and found that software is an uncountable noun..it can be singular or plural.

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