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Even I eliminated E as a wrong choice because of "Not only X but also Y" idiom construction. I marked D as the answer, but now I think D is wrong for a different reason.

I don't think "resulting in a reduced cost of manufacturing by 16%." is making correct sense. Here "reduced cost" appear to be a "state" of manufacturing that has resulted. A "state" of something cannot go with "by 16%".

But I could never guess that E is correct. All the time we have been blindly trained to follow the "not only X but also Y" idiom.

GmatClub - Could you please cite real GMAT questions that have used this idiom in the form you have mentioned? Please note that our purpose is not to become masters of grammar. Our purpose is only to crack GMAT. So any area of grammar that is not tested in GMAT should not be included in the Gmatclub questions.

Man! I would never gain confidence in the verbal section this way!! :(


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In the last press conference, the production manager declared that the factory had not only more efficient assembly lines than before, it also had faster packaging machines, that have reduced the cost of manufacturing by 16%.

A. more efficient assembly lines than before, it also had faster packaging machines, that have reduced the
B. more efficient assembly lines than before, but also had faster packaging machines, reducing the
C. assembly lines more efficient than before, but had faster packaging machines also, resulting in a reduction of the
D. more efficient assembly lines than before, but also faster packaging machines, resulting in a reduced
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I did choose option D like most did, although I wasn't really satisfied with it. I felt it was flawed because the sentence ends with "resulting in reduced cost of manufacturing BY 16%".

"reduced cost by" where the word "reduced" essentially acts as a noun.

If not D then it would have been C or E for me and I would reject C on the basis of "reduction of" (action) vs "reduction in" (result).

Honestly, I wouldn't have guessed that these choices were wrong because of ambiguity of "more efficient assembly lines". I just hope I don't get to see it in real GMAT.

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