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The success of the new office development will depend not only on the
architect’s skill in executing his vision of an innovative design, but also the
legal team’s ability to exercise their claim of eminent domain to secure the
waterfront property.
(A) also the legal team’s ability to exercise their claim of eminent domain
to secure the waterfront property
(B) also the legal team’s ability to exercise its claim of eminent domain in
securing the waterfront property
(C) also on the legal team’s ability to exercise its claim of eminent domain
to secure the waterfront property
(D) also on the legal team’s ability to exercise their claim of eminent
domain in securing the waterfront property
(E) on also the legal team’s ability to exercise its claim of eminent domain
to secure the waterfront property


The Official Answer of B is incorrect.

The set up of "not only on" requires "but also on", thus answers A and B can be eliminated. Further, answer choice E has the "on" but lacks the parallel structure of the set up, so we are down to answer choices C and D. Now, the choice comes down to the pronoun "its" vs. "their" and this one is kind of tricky since the pronoun must refer back to the noun "legal name". Legal name is singular and thus, "its" is correct. The correct answer is C.
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What does "its" refer to ?
to legal teams ability or to legal team
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What does "its" refer to ?
to legal teams ability or to legal team



rest -

"its" is a pronoun and refers back to "leagal team". Think of it this way - ask whose ability? The legal team's ability; Its ability.
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Dear Friends,

Here is a detailed explanation to this question-

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The success of the new office development will depend not only on the architect’s skill in executing his vision of an innovative design, but also the legal team’s ability to exercise their claim of eminent domain to secure the waterfront property.


(A) also the legal team’s ability to exercise their claim of eminent domain to secure the waterfront property

(B) also the legal team’s ability to exercise its claim of eminent domain in securing the waterfront property

(C) also on the legal team’s ability to exercise its claim of eminent domain to secure the waterfront property

(D) also on the legal team’s ability to exercise their claim of eminent domain in securing the waterfront property

(E) on also the legal team’s ability to exercise its claim of eminent domain to secure the waterfront property


Choice A: This answer choice fails to maintain parallelism within the idiom "not only...but also"; the phrase "not only on" does not parallel the phrase "but also the legal team’s ability", due to the omission of the word "on". Thus, this answer choice is incorrect.

Choice B: This answer choice repeats the error found in Option A. Thus, this answer choice is incorrect.

Choice C: This answer choice maintains parallelism and subject-verb agreement throughout the sentence. Thus, this answer choice is correct.

Choice D: This answer choice displays subject-verb disagreement between the possessive noun "legal team's" and the pronoun "their". Thus, this answer choice is incorrect.

Choice E: This answer choice fails to maintain parallelism within the idiom "not only...but also"; the phrase "not only on" does not parallel the phrase "but on also the legal team’s ability," due to the change in position of the word "on". Thus, this answer choice is incorrect.

Hence, C is the best answer choice.

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