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# In 2000, a mere two dozen products accounted for half the

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In 2000, a mere two dozen products accounted for half the increase in spending on prescription drugs, a phenomenon that is explained not just because of more expensive drugs but by the fact that doctors are writing many more prescriptions for higher-cost drugs.

A. a phenomenon that is explained not just because of more expensive drugs but by the fact that doctors are writing
B. a phenomenon that is explained not just by the fact that drugs are becoming more expensive but also by the fact that doctors are writing
C. a phenomenon occurring not just because of drugs that are becoming more expensive but because of doctors having also written
D. which occurred not just because drugs are becoming more expensive but doctors are also writing
E. which occurred not just because of more expensive drugs but because doctors have also written

I picked A....debated over A & E..........i think i shud have picked E...views???
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29 Sep 2007, 14:02
singh_amit19 wrote:
In 2000, a mere two dozen products accounted for half the increase in spending on prescription drugs, a phenomenon that is explained not just because of more expensive drugs but by the fact that doctors are writing many more prescriptions for higher-cost drugs.

A. a phenomenon that is explained not just because of more expensive drugs but by the fact that doctors are writing
B. a phenomenon that is explained not just by the fact that drugs are becoming more expensive but also by the fact that doctors are writing
C. a phenomenon occurring not just because of drugs that are becoming more expensive but because of doctors having also written
D. which occurred not just because drugs are becoming more expensive but doctors are also writing
E. which occurred not just because of more expensive drugs but because doctors have also written

I picked A....debated over A & E..........i think i shud have picked E...views???

B in my opinion.
My understanding is that you cannot separate "but also" part of the idiom. Although B uses "not just", I feel that this is the best choice. I have seen some other construction as well such as "not...but also" and it is correct.
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29 Sep 2007, 17:40
I have no idea.

Not Only / But Also is the correct idiom.

Not X / But Also is wrong

Not X / But X is correct.
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29 Sep 2007, 17:41
Also 'which' is wrong.

Which directly refers to the subject preceding it

You have to make a new reference to the idea you're referring to, ie a phenomenon. So it's A-C. I wouldn't pick C. So A/B.
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29 Sep 2007, 23:41
singh_amit19 wrote:
In 2000, a mere two dozen products accounted for half the increase in spending on prescription drugs, a phenomenon that is explained not just because of more expensive drugs but by the fact that doctors are writing many more prescriptions for higher-cost drugs.

A. a phenomenon that is explained not just because of more expensive drugs but by the fact that doctors are writing
B. a phenomenon that is explained not just by the fact that drugs are becoming more expensive but also by the fact that doctors are writing
C. a phenomenon occurring not just because of drugs that are becoming more expensive but because of doctors having also written
D. which occurred not just because drugs are becoming more expensive but doctors are also writing
E. which occurred not just because of more expensive drugs but because doctors have also written

I picked A....debated over A & E..........i think i shud have picked E...views???

This is a very strange SC. Idioms are out of whack all over the place.

My choice B b/c ||ism is maintained.

"by the fact that drugs are becoming.... but also by the fact that doctors are writing
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15 Nov 2013, 20:01
The options are really crazy but I guess the GMAT also asks us to pick the least crazy option sometimes.
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16 Nov 2013, 00:06
B.

A. a phenomenon that is explained not just because of more expensive drugs but by the fact that doctors are writing - Not just because of X but by the fact Y--incorrect
B. a phenomenon that is explained not just by the fact that drugs are becoming more expensive but also by the fact that doctors are writing - Not just by X but also by Y -- Correct

C. a phenomenon occurring not just because of drugs that are becoming more expensive but because of doctors having also written - Not just beacuase of drugs ...but (also is reqd) because of Doctors ---incorrect
D. which occurred not just because drugs are becoming more expensive but doctors are also writing -- which is incorrect
E. which occurred not just because of more expensive drugs but because doctors have also written -- which is incorrect
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19 Nov 2013, 07:03
geetchandratre wrote:
singh_amit19 wrote:
In 2000, a mere two dozen products accounted for half the increase in spending on prescription drugs, a phenomenon that is explained not just because of more expensive drugs but by the fact that doctors are writing many more prescriptions for higher-cost drugs.

C. a phenomenon occurring not just because of drugs that are becoming more expensive but because of doctors having also written --> Correct

Definitely not C.

drugs that are becoming more expensive- This wrongly suggests that there are other drugs that are not becoming expensive. There is a whole world of difference between "drugs are becoming expensive" and "drugs that are becoming expensive".

Not X But Y suggests a contrast. Which, in this case, means the phenomenon is not caused by the drugs but is caused by doctors prescribing them. Which is nonsensical. Also, Not Just X but Y is WRONG.

Hence C can definitely be not the answer!
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19 Nov 2013, 07:15
anilisanil wrote:
geetchandratre wrote:
singh_amit19 wrote:
In 2000, a mere two dozen products accounted for half the increase in spending on prescription drugs, a phenomenon that is explained not just because of more expensive drugs but by the fact that doctors are writing many more prescriptions for higher-cost drugs.

C. a phenomenon occurring not just because of drugs that are becoming more expensive but because of doctors having also written --> Correct

Definitely not C.

drugs that are becoming more expensive- This wrongly suggests that there are other drugs that are not becoming expensive. There is a whole world of difference between "drugs are becoming expensive" and "drugs that are becoming expensive".

Not X But Y suggests a contrast. Which, in this case, means the phenomenon is not caused by the drugs but is caused by doctors prescribing them. Which is nonsensical. Also, Not Just X but Y is WRONG.

Hence C can definitely be not the answer!

Not X But Y
Not only X, BUT also Y
Not (Just because of drugs) X, But (because of......) Y
The idiom is infact correct.
The aim of SC is to select the BEST answer, and not always the completely CORRECT answer.
As we can easily rule out rest of the answers, C is the BEST answer.
I hope this helps. http://www.platinumgmat.com/about_gmat/ ... idiom_list
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19 Nov 2013, 18:34
geetchandratre wrote:
anilisanil wrote:
geetchandratre wrote:

Definitely not C.

drugs that are becoming more expensive- This wrongly suggests that there are other drugs that are not becoming expensive. There is a whole world of difference between "drugs are becoming expensive" and "drugs that are becoming expensive".

Not X But Y suggests a contrast. Which, in this case, means the phenomenon is not caused by the drugs but is caused by doctors prescribing them. Which is nonsensical. Also, Not Just X but Y is WRONG.

Hence C can definitely be not the answer!

Not X But Y
Not only X, BUT also Y
Not (Just because of drugs) X, But (because of......) Y
The idiom is infact correct.
The aim of SC is to select the BEST answer, and not always the completely CORRECT answer.
As we can easily rule out rest of the answers, C is the BEST answer.
I hope this helps. http://www.platinumgmat.com/about_gmat/ ... idiom_list

Hi, I don't have any doubt to conclude that C is not the best answer. I clearly mentioned the reasons for you to think about.

If you are convinced that C is the answer, then good for you.
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28 Jun 2014, 11:48
B is correct here maintains parallelism

a phenomenon that is explained not just by the fact that drugs are becoming more expensive but also by the fact that doctors are writing

wrong use of which in d and e . A is out passive sentence and between b and C ; b won the race
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25 Jul 2014, 15:06
Can someone please explain why D and E are NOT parallel?

D) Not just because -- drugs are becoming xxx but (because-implied) doctors are also writing
E) Not just because of more expensive drugs but because doctors have also written
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20 Feb 2015, 04:03
Is the placement of 'also' wrong in D?
For C and E, OG mentions that, but not for D.
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22 Feb 2015, 14:41
In 2000, a mere two dozen products accounted for half the increase in spending on prescription drugs, a phenomenon that is explained not just because of more expensive drugs but by the fact that doctors are writing many more prescriptions for higher-cost drugs.

A. a phenomenon that is explained not just because of more expensive drugs but by the fact that doctors are writing
Incorrect. The idiom is not just...but also.
B. a phenomenon that is explained not just by the fact that drugs are becoming more expensive but also by the fact that doctors are writing
Correct. The idiom is not just...but also. Also, even though the appositive is not near to "increase", what comes in between is a vital-noun-modifier "in spending on prescription drugs", which has priority in the touching rule.
C. a phenomenon occurring not just because of drugs that are becoming more expensive but because of doctors having also written
Incorrect. The idiom is not just...but also.
D. which occurred not just because drugs are becoming more expensive but doctors are also writing
Incorrect. The idiom is not just...but also.
E. which occurred not just because of more expensive drugs but because doctors have also written
Incorrect. The idiom is not just...but also.

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