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# The prime lending rate is a key rate in the economy: not

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The prime lending rate is a key rate in the economy: not only are the interest rates on most loans to small and medium sized businesses tied to the prime, but also on a growing number of consuming loans, including home equity loans.

A) not only are the interest rates on most loans to small and medium sized businesses tied to the prime, but also on
B) tied to the prime are the interest rates not only on most loans to small and medium sized businesses, but also on
C) the interest rates not only on most loans to small and medium sized businesses are tied to the prime, but also
D) not only the interest rates on most loans to small and medium sized businesses are tied to the prime, but also on
E) the interest rates are tied to the prime, not only on most loans to small and medium sized businesses, but also
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01 Mar 2006, 19:52
Between E and A, i'll go with A.
For Not Only and But Also||ism generally it is
Not only + adjective + noun , But also + adjective + noun .
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01 Mar 2006, 23:33
Go B go

The correct form would be "interest rates are tied to the prime not only on .. but also on ..."

A - incorrect because the sentence seems convey the wrong meaning (... not only are interest rates tied to the prime but they are also ...)

C - again "tied to the prime" is incorrectly positioned in the sentence.

D - incorrect because the sentence seems to convey the wrong meaning (... not only interest rates on loans to ... are tied to the prime but also something else on the loans is tied to the prime ..)

E - is missing the "on" after the "but also"
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02 Mar 2006, 10:38
Good job buddies

OA is ^ B ^

||lism : " ... not only on most loans ... , but also on ... "
02 Mar 2006, 10:38
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