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# The government's strict insider-trading laws require that

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19 Aug 2007, 10:59
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The government's strict insider-trading laws require that principals involved in a merger not only cannot share information about that merger with outside investors, but that they also are not allowed to buy or sell stocks themselves based on their inside knowledge.

A) that principals involved in a merger not only cannot share information about that merger with outside investors, but that they also are not allowed to

B) not only that principals involved in a merger not share information about that merger with outside investors, but also that they not

C) not only that principals involved in a merger not share information about that merger with outside investors, but that they also cannot

D) that principals involved in a merger not only not share information about that merger with outside investors, but also that they are not allowed to

E) not only that principals cannot share information about that merger with outside investors, but they also cannot
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19 Aug 2007, 11:13
Straight B...'not only X but also Y' is the correct idiom and this choice uses the subjunctive mood correctly :require that not share...and not buy.
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19 Aug 2007, 11:20
I am going with D the idiom is require that X be Y

I think in D the placement of "but also that" makes it ||...A got this piece wrong..
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19 Aug 2007, 19:35
Its a tough choice between B and D .
Going with B just for the sake of not share ..not buy
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21 Aug 2007, 08:58
I like B better than D.
B for me.
Uses the subjunctive mood and the idiom "not only..but also" correctly.
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28 Aug 2007, 07:21
I will pick B becasue subjuntive mood require base form of the verb so any choice using "Can/Are" is wrong.
That leaves only B and second confirmation that this choice is indeed ......is correct used of idiom not only that......but also that...........
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28 Aug 2007, 10:00
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The verb forms in D (share , allowed) do not match and they have to be parallel in "not only..but also..
B it is for me..
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28 Aug 2007, 10:19
beckee529 wrote:
The government's strict insider-trading laws require that principals involved in a merger not only cannot share information about that merger with outside investors, but that they also are not allowed to buy or sell stocks themselves based on their inside knowledge.

A) that principals involved in a merger not only cannot share information about that merger with outside investors, but that they also are not allowed to

B) not only that principals involved in a merger not share information about that merger with outside investors, but also that they not

C) not only that principals involved in a merger not share information about that merger with outside investors, but that they also cannot

D) that principals involved in a merger not only not share information about that merger with outside investors, but also that they are not allowed to

E) not only that principals cannot share information about that merger with outside investors, but they also cannot

This one is clearly B for parallelism.
D is not parallel...not only X, but also Y
B maintains "that" for both X and Y, but D doesn't.
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28 Aug 2007, 10:48
B fr me too
its more parallel

@originator -> plz let us know the OA too....otherwise thers no point discussing and learning. May be most of r wrong and some of us r rt!!

I have seen this in ggeneral....the originator vanishes from the scene after publishing the Q!
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28 Aug 2007, 12:21
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sorry about that guys! I have been so busy and lost track of the threads I created!

The OA is B and the source is from the MGMAT question bank.

I posted this question because I was uncertain of the difference between B and D. Obviously I know the idiom "not only.. but also" oh too well but was unsure of the word placement and how it changes the meaning of the sentence. Thanks guys!
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19 Sep 2017, 22:18
Hi,

Just after "require" "that" should come instead of "not only"??????
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