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The Prime Minister's forthright response not only refuted his media-created image as a weak, indecisive leader but also soared his popularity among the citizens.

A. The Prime Minister's forthright response not only refuted his media-created image as a weak, indecisive leader but also soared his popularity among the citizens.

B. The Prime Minister's forthright response has refuted not only his media-created image as a weak, indecisive leader but it also soared his popularity among the citizens.

C. The Prime Minister's forthright response has not only refuted his media-created image as a weak, indecisive leader but soared his popularity among the citizens too.

D. The Prime Minister's forthright response not only refuted his media-created image as a weak, indecisive leader but has soared his popularity within the citizens also.

E. The Prime Minister's forthright response refuted not only his image as a weak, indecisive leader created by media but also soared his popularity among the citizens.

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The Prime Minister's forthright response not only refuted his media-created image as a weak, indecisive leader but also soared his popularity among the citizens.

A. The Prime Minister's forthright response not only refuted his media-created image as a weak, indecisive leader but also soared his popularity among the citizens.

B. The Prime Minister's forthright response has refuted not only his media-created image as a weak, indecisive leader but it also soared his popularity among the citizens.

C. The Prime Minister's forthright response has not only refuted his media-created image as a weak, indecisive leader but soared his popularity among the citizens too.

D. The Prime Minister's forthright response not only refuted his media-created image as a weak, indecisive leader but has soared his popularity within the citizens also.

E. The Prime Minister's forthright response refuted not only his image as a weak, indecisive leader created by media but also soared his popularity among the citizens.

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A. The Prime Minister's forthright response not only refuted his media-created image as a weak, indecisive leader but also soared his popularity among the citizens.
- Correct. Idiom Not Only X but also Y is on spot. Parallelism is correct.
B. The Prime Minister's forthright response has refuted not only his media-created image as a weak, indecisive leader but it also soared his popularity among the citizens.
- Incorrect. Wrong usage of Idiom Not Only X but also Y
C. The Prime Minister's forthright response has not only refuted his media-created image as a weak, indecisive leader but soared his popularity among the citizens too.
- Incorrect. Wrong usage of Idiom Not Only X but also Y
D. The Prime Minister's forthright response not only refuted his media-created image as a weak, indecisive leader but has soared his popularity within the citizens also.
- Incorrect. Wrong usage of Idiom Not Only X but also Y
E. The Prime Minister's forthright response refuted not only his image as a weak, indecisive leader created by media but also soared his popularity among the citizens.
- Incorrect. Idiom usage is correct here but parallelism is wrong. Not only his (Pronoun) but also soared (Verb)

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According e-gmat, "his" cannot refer to "The Prime Minister", because "The Prime Minister's forthright response" is a "adjective+noun" combination.
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According e-gmat, "his" cannot refer to "The Prime Minister", because "The Prime Minister's forthright response" is a "adjective+noun" combination.


It is a Possessive Noun and not Noun Adjective. Possessive Pronoun (his) can refer back to Possessive Noun.
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