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# The suppression of the student demonstrations in Beijing's Tienanmen s

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The suppression of the student demonstrations in Beijing's Tienanmen square in 1989 left not only hundreds injured but also 2000 or more than 2000 dead as estimated by the Chinese Red Cross.

A. The suppression of the student demonstrations in Beijing's Tienanmen square in 1989 left not only hundreds injured but also 2000 or more than 2000 dead

B. The suppression of the student demonstrations in Beijing's Tienanmen square in 1989 left hundreds injured but also at least 2000 dead

C. The suppression of the student demonstrations in Beijing's Tienanmen square in 1989 left not only hundreds injured but also killed at least 2000

D. In 1989, the suppression of the student demonstrations in Beijing's Tienanmen square left not only hundreds injured but also at least 2000 dead

E. The suppression of the student demonstrations in Beijing's Tienanmen square in 1989 left not only hundreds injured but at least 2000 dead

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05 Jun 2020, 12:01
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IMO its D.

We need to check parallel structure.

Idiom is NOT ONLY x... BUT ALSO y where x and y must be parallel.

A. not only HUNDREDS.... But also 2000 or more than 2000

Okay why not say atleast 2000? Its awkward to say 2000 or more than 2000.
A is out.

B. It misses NOT ONLY construct before BUT ALSO. Wrong idiom usage
So its wrong.

C. left not only hundreds injured but also killed at least 2000

Not only HUNDREDS.... But also KILLED.

C is out because hundreds isn't parralel to killed

D. left not only hundreds injured but also at least 2000 dead.

Seems fine. Parallelism seems okay. Hundreds||atleast 2000

E. Misses the BUT ALSO construct.

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The suppression of the student demonstrations in Beijing's Tienanmen square in 1989 left not only hundreds injured but also 2000 or more than 2000 dead as estimated by the Chinese Red Cross.

A. The suppression of the student demonstrations in Beijing's Tienanmen square in 1989 left not only hundreds injured but also 2000 or more than 2000 dead ( or more than 2000 dead- wordy and awkward)

B. The suppression of the student demonstrations in Beijing's Tienanmen square in 1989 left hundreds injured but also at least 2000 dead (not only ...But only. The option misses not only)

C. The suppression of the student demonstrations in Beijing's Tienanmen square in 1989 left not only hundreds injured but also killed at least 2000 ( corrects the idiom usage compared to the previous ones, let's read on)

D. In 1989, the suppression of the student demonstrations in Beijing's Tienanmen square left not only hundreds injured but also at least 2000 dead (this looks good )

E. The suppression of the student demonstrations in Beijing's Tienanmen square in 1989 left not only hundreds injured but at least 2000 dead
( Not only hundreds injured grammatically incorrect)

OA: D

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The suppression of the student demonstrations in Beijing's Tienanmen square in 1989 left not only hundreds injured but also 2000 or more than 2000 dead as estimated by the Chinese Red Cross.

A. The suppression of the student demonstrations in Beijing's Tienanmen square in 1989 left not only hundreds injured but also 2000 or more than 2000 dead; it is redundant to say x or more than x when at least x does the same. in 1989 seems to be modifying the suppression but it placed further away from it

B. The suppression of the student demonstrations in Beijing's Tienanmen square in 1989 left hundreds injured but also at least 2000 dead; modifier error

C. The suppression of the student demonstrations in Beijing's Tienanmen square in 1989 left not only hundreds injured but also killed at least 2000; not only 100's but also killed is not parallel

D. In 1989, the suppression of the student demonstrations in Beijing's Tienanmen square left not only hundreds injured but also at least 2000 dead; correct choice. In 1989 modifies the suppression.

E. The suppression of the student demonstrations in Beijing's Tienanmen square in 1989 left not only hundreds injured but at least 2000 dead; similar to option B- Modifier error
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05 Jun 2020, 02:54
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IMO D

The suppression of the student demonstrations in Beijing's Tienanmen square in 1989 left not only hundreds injured but also 2000 or more than 2000 dead as estimated by the Chinese Red Cross.

Note: Concise way to write 2000 or more than 2000 = at least 2000

A. The suppression of the student demonstrations in Beijing's Tienanmen square in 1989 left not only hundreds injured but also 2000 or more than 2000 dead - Incorrect - Wordy

B. The suppression of the student demonstrations in Beijing's Tienanmen square in 1989 left hundreds injured but also at least 2000 dead - Incorrect - IDIOM - Not only X but also Y

C. The suppression of the student demonstrations in Beijing's Tienanmen square in 1989 left not only hundreds injured but also killed at least 2000 - Incorrect - - Parallelism

D. In 1989, the suppression of the student demonstrations in Beijing's Tienanmen square left not only hundreds injured but also at least 2000 dead - Correct -

[/color]E. The suppression of the student demonstrations in Beijing's Tienanmen square in 1989 left not only hundreds injured but at least 2000 dead - Incorrect - - But brings in contrast , whereas but also is a continuation(addition) to what is already stated.
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05 Jun 2020, 06:05
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The issue with the initial statement is the redundant expression: 2000 or more than 2000, the rest of the sentence is correct.

The parallelism use in not only but also --> is correct left not only x but also y (C express this in an un-parallel fashion) BE has the expression wrong.

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The suppression of the student demonstrations in Beijing's Tienanmen square in 1989 left not only hundreds injured but also 2000 or more than 2000 dead as estimated by the Chinese Red Cross.

A. The suppression of the student demonstrations in Beijing's Tienanmen square in 1989 left not only hundreds injured but also 2000 or more than 2000 dead
B. The suppression of the student demonstrations in Beijing's Tienanmen square in 1989 left hundreds injured but also at least 2000 dead
C. The suppression of the student demonstrations in Beijing's Tienanmen square in 1989 left not only hundreds injured but also killed at least 2000
D. In 1989, the suppression of the student demonstrations in Beijing's Tienanmen square left not only hundreds injured but also at least 2000 dead
E. The suppression of the student demonstrations in Beijing's Tienanmen square in 1989 left not only hundreds injured but at least 2000 dead

notes: idiom "not only..X but also..Y", X and Y must be parallel; in (C) there is a meaning error, "left not only hundreds injured, but also [left] killed at least"; in (A) "2000 or more than 2000" is longer and equal to "at least 2000".

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05 Jun 2020, 11:35
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IMO D

A. The suppression of the student demonstrations in Beijing's Tienanmen square in 1989 left not only hundreds injured but also 2000 or more than 2000 dead Wrong usage

B. The suppression of the student demonstrations in Beijing's Tienanmen square in 1989 left hundreds injured but also at least 2000 dead. Wrong idiom

C. The suppression of the student demonstrations in Beijing's Tienanmen square in 1989 left not only hundreds injured but also killed at least 2000 Wrong usage ; changed the meaning by using work 'killed'

D. In 1989, the suppression of the student demonstrations in Beijing's Tienanmen square left not only hundreds injured but also at least 2000 dead. CORRECT

E. The suppression of the student demonstrations in Beijing's Tienanmen square in 1989 left not only hundreds injured but at least 2000 dead Wrong idiom
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The suppression of the student demonstrations in Beijing's Tienanmen square in 1989 left not only hundreds injured but also 2000 or more than 2000 dead as estimated by the Chinese Red Cross.

A. The suppression of the student demonstrations in Beijing's Tienanmen square in 1989 left not only hundreds injured but also 2000 or more than 2000 dead
- ....also 2000 or more than 2000 dead - the use of ''more than 2000'' is redundant here.

B. The suppression of the student demonstrations in Beijing's Tienanmen square in 1989 left hundreds injured but also at least 2000 dead
- lacks the 'not only' structure.

C. The suppression of the student demonstrations in Beijing's Tienanmen square in 1989 left not only hundreds injured but also killed at least 2000
- if you separate the independent clauses, you get:

Clause #1: The suppression of the student demonstrations in Beijing's Tienanmen square in 1989 left hundreds injured - clause #1 has no error in it.

Clause #2: The suppression of the student demonstrations in Beijing's Tienanmen square in 1989 left killed at least 2000..

In clause #2, ...left killed... does not make any sense. Hence, eliminate (C)

D. In 1989, the suppression of the student demonstrations in Beijing's Tienanmen square left not only hundreds injured but also at least 2000 dead - the independent clause have no error in them. Hence, (D) is the right answer choice.

E. The suppression of the student demonstrations in Beijing's Tienanmen square in 1989 left not only hundreds injured but at least 2000 dead
- lacks 'but also' structure.
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The suppression of the student demonstrations in Beijing's Tienanmen square in 1989 left not only hundreds injured but also 2000 or more than 2000 dead as estimated by the Chinese Red Cross.
A. The suppression of the student demonstrations in Beijing's Tienanmen square in 1989 left not only hundreds injured but also 2000 or more than 2000 dead

B. The suppression of the student demonstrations in Beijing's Tienanmen square in 1989 left hundreds injured but also at least 2000 dead

C. The suppression of the student demonstrations in Beijing's Tienanmen square in 1989 left not only hundreds injured but also killed at least 2000

D. In 1989, the suppression of the student demonstrations in Beijing's Tienanmen square left not only hundreds injured but also at least 2000 dead

E. The suppression of the student demonstrations in Beijing's Tienanmen square in 1989 left not only hundreds injured but at least 2000 dead

D , IMO

A. The suppression of the student demonstrations in Beijing's Tienanmen square in 1989 left not only hundreds injured but also 2000 or more than 2000 dead
-- Redundant expression ..

B. The suppression of the student demonstrations in Beijing's Tienanmen square in 1989 left hundreds injured but also at least 2000 dead
-- Absence of not only makes this choice incorrect
C. The suppression of the student demonstrations in Beijing's Tienanmen square in 1989 left not only hundreds injured but also killed at least 2000
-- Parallelism error .. noun vs verb in not only X but also Y

D. In 1989, the suppression of the student demonstrations in Beijing's Tienanmen square left not only hundreds injured but also at least 2000 dead
-- Correct . Best among all . The modifier In 1989 placed nearer to the suppression

E. The suppression of the student demonstrations in Beijing's Tienanmen square in 1989 left not only hundreds injured but at least 2000 dead[/quote]
-- The modifier In 1989 a bit far to The suppression . Choice D is better .
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The suppression of the student demonstrations in Beijing's Tienanmen square in 1989 left not only hundreds injured but also 2000 or more than 2000 dead as estimated by the Chinese Red Cross.

* Subject verb pair [ "Suppression - left" ] -seems okay

* Tense Form [ Past Tense ] - conveys intended meaning

* If-then clause - Not used

* Subjunctive verb - Not used

* Pronoun - not used

* Modifier - no error identified

* Parallelism [not only "hundreds injured" but also "2000 or more than 2000 dead"] - seems parallel

* Comparison - not used

* Idioms [ 2000 "or more than" 2000 dead ] - seems awkward - incorrect

A. The suppression of the student demonstrations in Beijing's Tienanmen square in 1989 left not only hundreds injured but also 2000 or more than 2000 dead

- usage of "or more than" seems awkward

- Incorrect

B. The suppression of the student demonstrations in Beijing's Tienanmen square in 1989 left hundreds injured but also at least 2000 dead

- Idiomatic error "not only " is absent

- Incorrect

C. The suppression of the student demonstrations in Beijing's Tienanmen square in 1989 left not only hundreds injured but also killed at least 2000

- Parallelism error ; not only " hundred injured" but also "killed at least 2000" not parallel

- Incorrect

D. In 1989, the suppression of the student demonstrations in Beijing's Tienanmen square left not only hundreds injured but also at least 2000 dead

1. Removes the parallelism error
2. Removes the idiomatic error

- Correct

E. The suppression of the student demonstrations in Beijing's Tienanmen square in 1989 left not only hundreds injured but at least 2000 dead

- Idiomatic error ; " but also" is absent

- Incorrect

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D for sticking to the correlative conjunction parallelism.
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08 Jun 2020, 00:02

OFFICIAL EPLANATION

The suppression of the student demonstrations in Beijing's Tienanmen square in 1989 left not only hundreds injured but also 2000 or more than 2000 dead as estimated by the Chinese Red Cross.

A. The suppression of the student demonstrations in Beijing's Tienanmen square in 1989 left not only hundreds injured but also 2000 or more than 2000 dead

This answer choice is stylistically flawed. 2000 or more than 2000 is redundant. Look for a more concise answer choice.

What helps us identify this question as a Redundancy question as well as identify this mistake is the following Stop Sign: x or even more than x

B. The suppression of the student demonstrations in Beijing's Tienanmen square in 1989 left hundreds injured but also at least 2000 dead

Although this answer choice corrects the original Redundancy by deleting or more than 2000, it is grammatically incorrect. But also must be preceded by not only.

What helps us identify this question as a Parallelism question as well as identify the mistake is the following Stop Sign: not only... but also...

C. The suppression of the student demonstrations in Beijing's Tienanmen square in 1989 left not only hundreds injured but also killed at least 2000

Although this answer choice corrects the original Redundancy by deleting or more than 2000, it is grammatically incorrect. The same part of speech that follows not only must also follow but also. In this answer choice, not only is followed by the adjective injured. But also, however, is followed by the verb killed.

What helps us identify this question as a Parallelism question as well as identify the mistake is the following Stop Sign: not only... but also...

D. In 1989, the suppression of the student demonstrations in Beijing's Tienanmen square left not only hundreds injured but also at least 2000 dead

The phrase 2000 or more than 2000 is redundant. This answer choice corrects the Redundancy by using at least while keeping X and Y parallel in the structure not only X but also Y.

E. The suppression of the student demonstrations in Beijing's Tienanmen square in 1989 left not only hundreds injured but at least 2000 dead

Although this answer choice corrects the original Redundancy by deleting or more than 2000, it is grammatically incorrect. Not only must be followed by but also, not just but.

What helps us identify this question as a Parallelism question as well as identify the mistake is the following Stop Sign: not only... but also...

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