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Although all the proceedings

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I'm split between A &E


Although all the proceedings of the Communist party conference held in Moscow were not carried live, Soviet audiences have seen a great deal of coverage.

(A) all the proceedings of the Communist party conference held in Moscow were not carried live
(B) all the Communist party conference’s Moscow proceedings were not carried live
(C) all the Communist party conference Moscow proceedings have not been carried alive
(D) not all the Communist party conference Moscow proceedings have been carried alive
(E) not all the proceedings of the Communist party conference held in Moscow were carried live

OA: E

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I was confused between A and B, and came up with answer A. Can anyone explain what's wrong with A or why is B is prefered to A?

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"Although" calls for contrast, and the placement of "not" is better in E than A.

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uwhusky wrote:
"Although" calls for contrast, and the placement of "not" is better in E than A.
So, are A and B grammatically incorrect?

In my understanding, "not" in E is to put the focus on "all the proceedings of the Communist party conference",
and "not" in A&B put their stresses on "were carried live" . Is that why E is prefered to A and B?

Correct me if I misunderstand.

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"All the M&M's are not purple."

"Not all the M&M's are purple."

Which one would you pick? Personally I would prefer the second one over the first. I don't know if A is grammatically incorrect, but it just doesn't sound right.

Come to think of it, the first choice would almost mean that none of the M&M's are purple, and thus alters the meaning of the expression.

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IMO the correct answer is E.

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