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The quality of early pieces of blown glass excavated in Italy and Western Europe by far surpass those of pieces from the eastern Mediterranean, when regarded not only in terms of the variety of shapes represented, but also in terms of decorative techniques and functionality.

(A) by far surpass those of pieces from the eastern Mediterranean, when regarded not only in terms of

(B) surpasses by far those from the eastern Mediterranean, with regard not only to

(C) far surpass that of pieces from the eastern Mediterranean, not only regarding

(D) far surpasses that of the eastern Mediterranean, with regard to not only

(E) far surpasses that of pieces from the eastern Mediterranean, not only with regard to

Originally posted by vivektripathi on 20 Dec 2008, 06:14.
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Hi Nitin,

Thanks for posting your query here!

Option C has a fairly straightforward parallelism error: you need to apply the idiom "not only X but also Y". Since "regarding" is not parallel to "in terms of", there's a parallelism error here. In the correct answer, you'll find that the phrases "with regard to" and "in terms of" both start with prepositions, making the phrases parallel and thus adhering to the "not only X but also Y" construction.

I hope this helps with your doubt!

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The quality of early pieces of blown glass excavated in Italy and Western Europe by
far surpass those of pieces from the eastern Mediterranean, when regarded not only in
terms of
the variety of shapes represented, but also in terms of decorative techniques
and functionality.
A. by far surpass those of pieces from the eastern Mediterranean, when regarded
not only in terms of
B. surpasses by far those from the eastern Mediterranean, with regard not only to
C. far surpass that of pieces from the eastern Mediterranean, not only regarding
D. far surpasses that of the eastern Mediterranean, with regard to not only
E. far surpasses that of pieces from the eastern Mediterranean, not only with
regard to


1. "the quality" disagrees with "surpass", A and C out
2. "the quality" disagrees with "those", B out also
3. "not only the variety..." and "but also in terms of..." do not parallel, D out

E is the best
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yep A for // ism also retains the original meaning of the sentence.
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E is my choice

The subject is Quality and singular, needs singular verb surpasses. Hence A & C are out.

D is out because it compares Quality of X to Quality of EM

Between B & E, E is correct as the not only but also sequence is parallel. In B it is broken.
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I also think E
but at the end it seems awakward
well no other good choice
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OA: E

A. by far surpass those of pieces from the eastern Mediterranean, when regarded not only in terms of
B. surpasses by far those from the eastern Mediterranean, with regard not only to ->those from em point to piece of glass but here we are comparing the quality
C. far surpass that of pieces from the eastern Mediterranean, not only regarding-> Parallelism issue
D. far surpasses that of the eastern Mediterranean, with regard to not only-> sub -verb issue and parallelism issue
E. far surpasses that of pieces from the eastern Mediterranean, not only with regard to
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Hi E-GMAT,

The quality of early pieces of blown glass excavated in Italy and Western Europe by
far surpass those of pieces from the eastern Mediterranean, when regarded not only in
terms of
the variety of shapes represented, but also in terms of decorative techniques
and functionality.
A. by far surpass those of pieces from the eastern Mediterranean, when regarded
not only in terms of
B. surpasses by far those from the eastern Mediterranean, with regard not only to
C. far surpass that of pieces from the eastern Mediterranean, not only regarding
D. far surpasses that of the eastern Mediterranean, with regard to not only
E. far surpasses that of pieces from the eastern Mediterranean, not only with
regard to

My query is with choice C, apart form the Subject -verb issues , can you please explain me what is wrong with "not only --- But also " structure.?

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The quality of early pieces of blown glass excavated in Italy and Western Europe by far surpass those of pieces from the eastern Mediterranean, when regarded not only in terms of the variety of shapes represented, but also in terms of decorative techniques and functionality.

A. by farsurpass those of pieces from the eastern Mediterranean,when regarded not only in terms of
B. surpasses by far those from the eastern Mediterranean, with regard not only to....CORRECT
C. far surpassthatof pieces from the eastern Mediterranean, not onlyregarding
D. far surpasses that of the eastern Mediterranean, with regard to not only
E. far surpassesthat of pieces from the eastern Mediterranean, not only with regard to
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The quality of early pieces of blown glass excavated in Italy and Western Europe by
far surpass those of pieces from the eastern Mediterranean, when regarded not only in
terms of
the variety of shapes represented, but also in terms of decorative techniques
and functionality.

A. by far surpass those of pieces from the eastern Mediterranean, when regarded
not only in terms of
The quality is singular subject.
B. surpasses by far those from the eastern Mediterranean, with regard not only to
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those" is ambiguous - pieces / quality of pieces ??
not only ... but also needs to be parallel. Because we have "but also in terms" ahead, we can have parallel "not only in terms" or similar element.

C. far surpass that of pieces from the eastern Mediterranean, not only regarding
D. far surpasses that of the eastern Mediterranean, with regard to not only
E. far surpasses that of pieces from the eastern Mediterranean, not only with
regard to
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I also went with E but what distracted me in A was "not only in terms of the variety of shapes represented, but also in terms of" which looked parallel. Anyone wants to shed some light!
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The quality of early pieces of blown glass excavated in Italy and Western Europe by
far surpass those of pieces from the eastern Mediterranean, when regarded not only in
terms of
the variety of shapes represented, but also in terms of decorative techniques
and functionality.
A. by far surpass those of pieces from the eastern Mediterranean, when regarded
not only in terms of
B. surpasses by far those from the eastern Mediterranean, with regard not only to
C. far surpass that of pieces from the eastern Mediterranean, not only regarding
D. far surpasses that of the eastern Mediterranean, with regard to not only
E. far surpasses that of pieces from the eastern Mediterranean, not only with
regard to


Comparison is between 'quality of early pieces of blown glass' and 'quality of pieces from EM'. To have correct comparison we need 'that' instead of 'those'. A and B are out

Notice an idiom- not only in terms of, but also in terms of. C and D are out.

E is the answer :)
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[quote="egmat"]Hi Nitin,

Thanks for posting your query here!

Option C has a fairly straightforward parallelism error: you need to apply the idiom "not only X but also Y". Since "regarding" is not parallel to "in terms of", there's a parallelism error here. In the correct answer, you'll find that the phrases "with regard to" and "in terms of" both start with prepositions, making the phrases parallel and thus adhering to the "not only X but also Y" construction.

I hope this helps with your doubt!

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Why isnt parallelism an issue here in option E. Original sentence has the structure "Not only in terms of X, but also in terms of Y". None of the options has maintained this structure.
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The quality of early pieces of blown glass excavated in Italy and Western Europe by far surpass those of pieces from the eastern Mediterranean, when regarded not only in terms of the variety of shapes represented, but also in terms of decorative techniques and functionality.

A. by far surpass those of pieces from the eastern Mediterranean, when regarded not only in terms of - usage of those is incorrect , we need that to refer to quality ; subject-verb agreement issue - quality needs singular surpasses
B. surpasses by far those from the eastern Mediterranean, with regard not only to - same as A
C. far surpass that of pieces from the eastern Mediterranean, not only regarding - idiom Not only X but also Y ;subject-verb agreement issue - quality needs singular surpasses
D. far surpasses that of the eastern Mediterranean, with regard to not only - idiom Not only X but also Y, far surpasses that of the eastern Mediterranean is incorrect -- we need that of pieces from the eastern Mediterranean
E. far surpasses that of pieces from the eastern Mediterranean, not only with regard to - Correct

Answer E
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I have a problem with E , that the subject verb does not look right. Since its talking about the quality and we have terms in the but clause which is singular, so shouldn't regard be regards?

"far surpasses that of pieces from the eastern Mediterranean, not only with regard to"
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I have a problem with E , that the subject verb does not look right. Since its talking about the quality and we have terms in the but clause which is singular, so shouldn't regard be regards?

"far surpasses that of pieces from the eastern Mediterranean, not only with regard to"

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We are dealing here with two prepositional idioms.

(1) The prepositional phrase with regard to is idiomatic, and regard is always singular.

Correct: With regard to the rules that we discussed. . .
Correct: With regard to the bank that I recommended ...
WRONG: With regards to [noun]

(2) Similarly, in the prepositional phrase in terms of, terms is always plural.

Correct: In terms of your salary...
WRONG: In term of [noun]
Correct: In terms of salaries

Those prepositional phrases never change.
I do not recall having seen a question that tested either phrase with respect to the middle word in each phrase.

A prepositional phrase is still a preposition, so maybe it would help to think:
The word "about" does not turn into "abouts" when the noun is plural. The story was . . .
. . . about a boy
. . . about girls

Further, perhaps if we shorten the sentence, answer E will look less odd.

The quality of ABCs excavated in Italy and Europe far surpasses [that = the quality of] pieces from the eastern Mediterranean, not only with regard to [X], but also in terms of [Y].

Similar:
The quality of Picasso's painting far surpasses that of Mr. Smith, not only with regard to color choice and subject matter, but also in terms of creative expression and originality.

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Shouldn't we requestion 'not only in' to be parallel to 'but also in'?? I'm very confused how E is the answer because it misses parallelism.
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Hi prav04, can you explain why you think E is not parallel?

In E, both non only and but also are followed by prepositional phrases.
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EducationAisle : Sorry now I get it. Earlier I thought all sentences should follow NOT only X, but also Y format. So I thought Not only in is needed to be parallel of But also in and by that only option 1 is suitable.
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vivektripathi wrote:
The quality of early pieces of blown glass excavated in Italy and Western Europe by far surpass those of pieces from the eastern Mediterranean, when regarded not only in terms of the variety of shapes represented, but also in terms of decorative techniques and functionality.

(A) by far surpass those of pieces from the eastern Mediterranean, when regarded not only in terms of

(B) surpasses by far those from the eastern Mediterranean, with regard not only to

(C) far surpass that of pieces from the eastern Mediterranean, not only regarding

(D) far surpasses that of the eastern Mediterranean, with regard to not only

(E) far surpasses that of pieces from the eastern Mediterranean, not only with regard to


My POE as followed:

surpass > A,C out
but also in terms of decorative techniques > // not only prep + regard
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