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The loopholes proposed for elimination and at least reduction includes not only the mortgage‐interest deduction, but also exemptions for charitable contributions and for employer‐provided health care subsidies

A. elimination and at least reduction includes not only the mortgage‐interest deduction, but also exemptions for charitable contributions and for employer‐provided
B. elimination or at least reduction include not only the mortgage‐interest deduction, but exemptions for charitable contributions and for employer‐provided
C. elimination or at least reduction include not only the mortgage‐interest deduction, but also exemptions for charitable contributions and for employer‐provided
D. elimination and at least reduction include not only the mortgage‐interest deduction, but exemptions for charitable contributions and for employer‐provided
E. elimination or at least reduction includes not only the mortgage‐interest deduction, but also exemptions for charitable contributions and for employer‐provided
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The loopholes proposed for elimination and at least reduction includes not only the mortgage‐interest deduction, but also exemptions for charitable contributions and for employer‐provided health care subsidies

A. elimination and at least reduction includes not only the mortgage‐interest deduction, but also exemptions for charitable contributions and for employer‐provided
B. elimination or at least reduction include not only the mortgage‐interest deduction, but exemptions for charitable contributions and for employer‐provided
C. elimination or at least reduction include not only the mortgage‐interest deduction, but also exemptions for charitable contributions and for employer‐provided
D. elimination and at least reduction include not only the mortgage‐interest deduction, but exemptions for charitable contributions and for employer‐provided
E. elimination or at least reduction includes not only the mortgage‐interest deduction, but also exemptions for charitable contributions and for employer‐provided



We cant eliminate and reduce a loophole at the same time. so eliminate choices with "and" - A,D

B- it doesnt have not only, but also - eliminate this choice

choice E uses singular verb form "includes" for plural subject "loopholes" - eliminate this choice

C is correct.
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The loopholes proposed for elimination and at least reduction includes not only the mortgage‐interest deduction, but also exemptions for charitable contributions and for employer‐provided health care subsidies.

A. elimination and at least reduction includes not only the mortgage‐interest deduction, but also exemptions for charitable contributions and for employer‐provided

B. elimination or at least reduction include not only the mortgage‐interest deduction, but exemptions for charitable contributions and for employer‐provided

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D. elimination and at least reduction include not only the mortgage‐interest deduction, but exemptions for charitable contributions and for employer‐provided

E. elimination or at least reduction includes not only the mortgage‐interest deduction, but also exemptions for charitable contributions and for employer‐provided
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On the gmat i would choose C as well but just to inform B and C are the same.
Not only ...but also is not absolutely required here

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The loopholes proposed for elimination and at least reduction includes not only the mortgage‐interest deduction, but also exemptions for charitable contributions and for employer‐provided health care subsidies.

A. elimination and at least reduction includes not only the mortgage‐interest deduction, but also exemptions for charitable contributions and for employer‐provided

B. elimination or at least reduction include not only the mortgage‐interest deduction, but exemptions for charitable contributions and for employer‐provided

C. elimination or at least reduction include not only the mortgage‐interest deduction, but also exemptions for charitable contributions and for employer‐provided

D. elimination and at least reduction include not only the mortgage‐interest deduction, but exemptions for charitable contributions and for employer‐provided

E. elimination or at least reduction includes not only the mortgage‐interest deduction, but also exemptions for charitable contributions and for employer‐provided


We need an "or"--->A and D out

"loopholes" requires a plural "include"--->E out.

"not only...but also" is better than "not only...but"--->B out

Answer: C

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On the gmat i would choose C as well but just to inform B and C are the same.
Not only ...but also is not absolutely required here

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I was thinking the same thing.
"Not only...but" is also a GMAT-correct usage, right?

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On the gmat i would choose C as well but just to inform B and C are the same.
Not only ...but also is not absolutely required here

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I was thinking the same thing.
"Not only...but" is also a GMAT-correct usage, right?

Only if there are major flaws in all other options. Check out the link below
http://www.manhattanprep.com/gmat/forum ... t2260.html

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Firstly,when we read the "proposed for elimination and at least reduction" part of sentence we get the wrong usage of and, the correct usage is OR Eliminate choices A and D
Secondly the correct usage of not only .... but also
option B incorrectly uses not only .... but also eliminate it
out of option C and E, correct usage is include for the noun loopholes
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Firstly,when we read the "proposed for elimination and at least reduction" part of sentence we get the wrong usage of and, the correct usage is OR Eliminate choices A and D
Secondly the correct usage of not only .... but also
option B incorrectly uses not only .... but also eliminate B
out of option C and E, correct usage is include for the noun loopholes
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Why E is wrong -in particular Why Include is correct and includes is in correct

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Why E is wrong -in particular Why Include is correct and includes is in correct


WHAT is the subject in the statement??? - I guess, your answer would be LOOPHOLES

Is LOOPHOLES Plural or Singular???? - I guess, your answer would be Plural.

Singular or plural verb need to be used with Plural subject??? - I guess, your answer would be Plural Verb.

Thus use of INCLUDE is correct.
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since C is better than B, test takers should choose C rather than B.
In one official gmat question, B is correct because of POE

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