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The court concluded that not only in treating adultery as an offence tantamount to the state entering the private realm, but also Section 497 erred in treating women as chattel.

A) The court concluded that not only in treating adultery as an offence tantamount to the state entering the private realm, but also Section 497 erred in treating women as chattel.

B) The court concluded that not only in treating adultery as an offence tantamount to the state entering the private realm, Section 497 further erred in treating women as chattel.

C) The court concluded that not only is treating adultery as an offence tantamount to the state entering the private realm, but also Section 497 further erred is treating women as chattel.

D) The court concluded that not only is treating adultery as an offence tantamount to the state entering the private realm, but also Section 497 in treating women as chattel.

E) The court concluded that not only is treating adultery as an offence tantamount to the state entering the private realm, Section 497 further erred in treating women as chattel.

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A) The court concluded that not only in treating adultery as an offence tantamount to the state entering the private realm, but also Section 497 erred in treating women as chattel.

B) The court concluded that not only in treating adultery as an offence tantamount to the state entering the private realm, Section 497 further erred in treating women as chattel.

C) The court concluded that not only is treating adultery as an offence tantamount to the state entering the private realm, but also Section 497 further erred is treating women as chattel.

D) The court concluded that not only is treating adultery as an offence tantamount to the state entering the private realm, but also Section 497 in treating women as chattel.

E) The court concluded that not only is treating adultery as an offence tantamount to the state entering the private realm, Section 497 further erred in treating women as chattel.

NOTE -
  • "in treating adultery" is wrong idiom.
  • The correct way to say this would be "something IS treated as an offence" or "the court IS treating this as a murder" or "The court IS treating adultery as an offence".

A,B & D is clearly wrong, now between C & E -
  • In C, "not only is X but also noun is Y" breaks parallelism.
  • In E, the first part of the sentence correctly modifies "Section 497" and no parallelism issues.
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New post 28 Sep 2018, 03:59
I may be wrong but this is my take:

I found the options really awkward. Parallelism between not only.. but also is not being maintained in the options that uses both. Also I think in order to form a correct sentence we might need to shuffle a few things around in the sentence.

I would wait for someone else to provide his/ her opinion on this question.
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Only B logically sounds correct.

A) The court concluded that not only in treating adultery as an offence tantamount to the state entering the private realm, but also Section 497 erred in treating women as chattel.

B) The court concluded that not only in treating adultery as an offence tantamount to the state entering the private realm, Section 497 further erred in treating women as chattel.

C) The court concluded that not only is treating adultery as an offence tantamount to the state entering the private realm, but also Section 497 further erred is treating women as chattel.

D) The court concluded that not only is treating adultery as an offence tantamount to the state entering the private realm, but also Section 497 in treating women as chattel.

E) The court concluded that not only is treating adultery as an offence tantamount to the state entering the private realm, Section 497 further erred in treating women as chattel.

Correct me if I am wrong.
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The court concluded that not only in treating adultery as an offence tantamount to the state entering the private realm, but also Section 497 erred in treating women as chattel.

A) The court concluded that not only in treating adultery as an offence tantamount to the state entering the private realm, but also Section 497 erred in treating women as chattel.

B) The court concluded that not only in treating adultery as an offence tantamount to the state entering the private realm, Section 497 further erred in treating women as chattel.

C) The court concluded that not only is treating adultery as an offence tantamount to the state entering the private realm, but also Section 497 further erred is treating women as chattel.

D) The court concluded that not only is treating adultery as an offence tantamount to the state entering the private realm, but also Section 497 in treating women as chattel.

E) The court concluded that not only is treating adultery as an offence tantamount to the state entering the private realm, Section 497 further erred in treating women as chattel.


IMO A is the correct option.

A and B are very close.

Subject is "Section 497" and the verb is "erred". So we have,

The court concluded that Section 497 erred not only in treating adultery as an offence tantamount to the state entering the private realm, but also in treating women as chattel.

A.
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I am confused with the improper usage of idiom not only....but also so kindly correct me where I am going wrong. according to me, the answer should be B.
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I am a little scared by the low hit rate of only 14% on this question.

Could one of the experts maybe give this one a shot? :)

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New post 29 Sep 2018, 07:31
My approach:
Firstly comma subject rule so after comma SUBJECT should come i.e. ,Section 497 is required here.
So we can eliminate ACD
Secondly, BETWEEN B & E..... split is between "IS" and "IN" I found "IN" better so chose B option


The court concluded that not only in treating adultery as an offence tantamount to the state entering the private realm, but also Section 497 erred in treating women as chattel.

A) The court concluded that not only in treating adultery as an offence tantamount to the state entering the private realm, but also Section 497 erred in treating women as chattel.

B) The court concluded that not only in treating adultery as an offence tantamount to the state entering the private realm, Section 497 further erred in treating women as chattel.

C) The court concluded that not only is treating adultery as an offence tantamount to the state entering the private realm, but also Section 497 further erred is treating women as chattel.

D) The court concluded that not only is treating adultery as an offence tantamount to the state entering the private realm, but also Section 497 in treating women as chattel.

E) The court concluded that not only is treating adultery as an offence tantamount to the state entering the private realm, Section 497 further erred in treating women as chattel.
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I think, I may know the why E is the correct answer,
comma+conjunction should be followed by a complete Independent clause. So none of them follow the rule.
However Only E does comma +IC which is correct.
The court concluded that not only is treating adultery as an offence tantamount to the state entering the private realm, Section 497 further erred in treating women as chattel.

Another correct form could have been:

The court concluded that not only is treating adultery as an offence tantamount to the state entering the private realm, but Section 497 also further erred in treating women as chattel.
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New post 03 Oct 2018, 21:35
My answer was D, which apparently is incorrect!

My approach was: Error identified- "In treating adultery"

Maintain comparison through the the idiom "not only..but also"

Also, in treating women is correct grammar.

i am quite confused why the correct answer will be E. What have i missed?
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My answer was D, which apparently is incorrect!

My approach was: Error identified- "In treating adultery"

Maintain comparison through the the idiom "not only..but also"

Also, in treating women is correct grammar.

i am quite confused why the correct answer will be E. What have i missed?


Hi nupur1980,

You are right, the idiom is correct "not only...but also.." but we need to make sure that its use is parallel.

  • In this case we have "not only is X but also noun is Y".
  • The correct way to use this idiom would be "noun not only is X but also is Y.
  • If we wish to use this idiom correctly, we would have to change the tenses of the verbs - and write it as "The court concluded that Section 497 not only X but also Y".
  • But that option doesn't exist hence we need to look for the next best option.

Comparing D & E -
  • In D, again what you said is right "in treating women as chattel" is correct, but read the second part clearly - "...but also Section 497 in treating women as chattel". That sounds incomplete and is incomplete. Its missing a verb - "Section 497 something in treating women as chattel".
  • "Section 497 is wrong in treating women as chattel." The verb is "erred" in this case and the word "further" tells us that this particular part of the sentence has extra information on Section 497 and there must have been more info given earlier about Section 497.
  • Hence E is correct as the structure is "Information, Section 497 further information" - inspecting more closely we have "The court concluded that not only is treating X, Section 497 further erred in Y

Originally posted by bandook on 03 Oct 2018, 22:24.
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Thanks bandook for explaining. All is crystal clear now!!
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bandook wrote:
A) The court concluded that not only in treating adultery as an offence tantamount to the state entering the private realm, but also Section 497 erred in treating women as chattel.

B) The court concluded that not only in treating adultery as an offence tantamount to the state entering the private realm, Section 497 further erred in treating women as chattel.

C) The court concluded that not only is treating adultery as an offence tantamount to the state entering the private realm, but also Section 497 further erred is treating women as chattel.

D) The court concluded that not only is treating adultery as an offence tantamount to the state entering the private realm, but also Section 497 in treating women as chattel.

E) The court concluded that not only is treating adultery as an offence tantamount to the state entering the private realm, Section 497 further erred in treating women as chattel.

NOTE -
  • "in treating adultery" is wrong idiom.
  • The correct way to say this would be "something IS treated as an offence" or "the court IS treating this as a murder" or "The court IS treating adultery as an offence".

A,B & D is clearly wrong, now between C & E -
  • In C, "not only is X but also noun is Y" breaks parallelism.
  • In E, the first part of the sentence correctly modifies "Section 497" and no parallelism issues.



why is it so that we follow certain rules in few questions and we can neglect those in other. not only.... but also idiom is always followed but the option E clearly neglects that.
I am confused now :? :? :( :(
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I know what you mean. It is confusing. The way to think about it is - that option is not given, now choose the next best one that doesn't have errors.

Another thing to keep in mind - test makers purposely do this to trap you. Its not just about the correct idioms or whether a certain rule is "neglected" (not provided as an option with no errors, rather provided with other errors), it is about attention to detail. They will exploit this.
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GMATNinja can you please provide your insight why E over B in this question? Doesn't B convey the correct meaning and retain parallelism?
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Just a friendly reminder to please please include the source whenever you post questions in the verbal forum!

This one doesn't look like an official question to me, so unless somebody can verify the source, I would advise everybody not to spend too much of your time and energy on this one.
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