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by DanaJ » Tue Nov 30, 2010 2:07 pm
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As well as vitamin C and phytonutrients, blueberries are a source of nutrients known as antioxidants.

A) As well as vitamin C and phytonutrients, blueberries are a source of
B) Besides vitamin C and phytonutrients, also blueberries are a source of
C) Blueberries are a source not only of vitamin C and phytonutrients, but also
D) Blueberries are a source not only of vitamin C and phytonutrients, but also of
E) Blueberries are a source of not only vitamin C and phytonutrients, but, as well, of

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by joshi.v123 » Tue Nov 30, 2010 9:22 pm
As well as vitamin C and phytonutrients, blueberries are a source of nutrients known as antioxidants.

A) As well as vitamin C and phytonutrients, blueberries are a source of
Wrong

B) Besides vitamin C and phytonutrients, also blueberries are a source of
Wrong

C) Blueberries are a source not only of vitamin C and phytonutrients, but also
Wrong

D) Blueberries are a source not only of vitamin C and phytonutrients, but also of
Correct - not only of... but also of

E) Blueberries are a source of not only vitamin C and phytonutrients, but, as well, of
Wrong

IMO D, OA?
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by gmat_perfect » Tue Nov 30, 2010 11:13 pm
DanaJ wrote:Source: Veritas Prep

As well as vitamin C and phytonutrients, blueberries are a source of nutrients known as antioxidants.

A) As well as vitamin C and phytonutrients, blueberries are a source of
B) Besides vitamin C and phytonutrients, also blueberries are a source of
C) Blueberries are a source not only of vitamin C and phytonutrients, but also
D) Blueberries are a source not only of vitamin C and phytonutrients, but also of
E) Blueberries are a source of not only vitamin C and phytonutrients, but, as well, of

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The question is a remake of a gmatprep question.

The rule:

As well as X, Y is also a source of Z.
==> It means that both X and Y are the source of Z.

Besides X, Y is also a source of Z.

=> Both X and Y are the source of Z.

--> Eliminate A and B.

Then apply not only....but also.

Answer is D.

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by EducationAisle » Wed Dec 01, 2010 12:51 am
Good way to deal with such questions is to break the question up into:

Rest of the sentence..not only X, but also Y.

So, Rest of the sentence should make sense with both X and Y

Apart from D, C could only be the other choice that comes a bit close. Lets analyze C:

Rest of the sentence (Blueberries are a source) not only X (of vitamin C and phytonutrients), but also Y (nutrients known as antioxidants).

With X, the sentence would read: Blueberries are a source of vitamin C and phytonutrients - making sense.
With Y, the sentence would read: Blueberries are a source nutrients known as antioxidants - not making sense, since the preposition of is missing.

Hence, C is not correct.
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by tomada » Wed Dec 01, 2010 10:53 am
Could the missing 'of' in the second part of choice C ever be understood?
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by EducationAisle » Wed Dec 01, 2010 8:53 pm
Sure, in many cases:

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by [email protected] » Fri Dec 03, 2010 4:54 am
OA is D.

Nice work on this one guys - it is very similar to what can be found on the GMAT...

Correct answer: (D)

Solution: In this Equivalent Elements question, the priority is making sure that "vitamin C and phytonutrients" have the correct relationship to what they're being compared to, "nutrients known as antioxidants." Answer (D) is correct because it uses a correct "not only/but also" construction and "of vitamin C" is parallel to "of nutrients." Answer (A) is incorrect because "As well as vitamin C and phytonutrients" is misplaced and confusing. Answer (B) is incorrect because it is awkward and the relationship between the various nutrients remains unclear. Answer (C) is incorrect because it lack a final "of" to complete the parallelism between "not only of" and "but also of." Answer (E) is incorrect because "as well" is the wrong pair of words to use with "not only." The idiom is "not only/but also."
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by dku123 » Wed Dec 22, 2010 6:35 am
DanaJ wrote:Source: Veritas Prep

As well as vitamin C and phytonutrients, blueberries are a source of nutrients known as antioxidants.

A) As well as vitamin C and phytonutrients, blueberries are a source of
B) Besides vitamin C and phytonutrients, also blueberries are a source of
C) Blueberries are a source not only of vitamin C and phytonutrients, but also
D) Blueberries are a source not only of vitamin C and phytonutrients, but also of
E) Blueberries are a source of not only vitamin C and phytonutrients, but, as well, of

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The correct answer is D.Since the Idiom is NOT ONLY x....,BUT ALSO y;where x&y must be in the same parts of speech,or parallel.A is redundant(as well as & and) B changes the meaning,In C of is omitted after but also,In E correct idiom has not been used.
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by cuty » Mon Mar 28, 2011 1:16 am
D....Since the Idiom is NOT ONLY x....BUT ALSO y

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by coderversion1 » Sat Aug 06, 2011 10:37 am
As well as vitamin C and phytonutrients, blueberries are a source of nutrients known as antioxidants.

A) As well as vitamin C and phytonutrients, blueberries are a source of
Incorrect, Meaning is not conveyed properly.
B) Besides vitamin C and phytonutrients, also blueberries are a source of
Incorrect, Unidiomatic
C) Blueberries are a source not only of vitamin C and phytonutrients, but also
Incorrect, Also 'of' seems to be missing.
D) Blueberries are a source not only of vitamin C and phytonutrients, but also of
Correct, Precise and meaning is conveyed well.
E) Blueberries are a source of not only vitamin C and phytonutrients, but, as well, of
Incorrect, Wordy and imprecise.

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by JS_2 » Tue Oct 04, 2011 4:14 pm
I could narrow down to C & D.
But D wins as it has the "of"missing in c and hence maintains the parallel structure of the sentence.

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by parul9 » Wed Nov 02, 2011 10:25 am
It's D

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by vaibhavgupta » Wed Nov 02, 2011 11:18 am
DanaJ wrote:Source: Veritas Prep

As well as vitamin C and phytonutrients, blueberries are a source of nutrients known as antioxidants.

A) As well as vitamin C and phytonutrients, blueberries are a source of
B) Besides vitamin C and phytonutrients, also blueberries are a source of
C) Blueberries are a source not only of vitamin C and phytonutrients, but also
D) Blueberries are a source not only of vitamin C and phytonutrients, but also of
E) Blueberries are a source of not only vitamin C and phytonutrients, but, as well, of

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D it is!! :)
If OA is A, IMO B
If OA is B, IMO C
If OA is C, IMO D
If OA is D, IMO E
If OA is E, IMO A

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by snehasish » Wed Nov 09, 2011 8:34 am
IMO D.... This was damn easy.