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499. Many policy experts say that shifting a portion of health-benefit costs back to the workers helps to control the employer’s costs, but also helps to limit medical spending by making patients more careful consumers.
(A) helps to control the employer’s costs, but also helps
(B) helps the control of the employer’s costs, and also
(C) not only helps to control the employer’s costs, but also helps
(D) helps to control not only the employer’s costs, but
(E) not only helps to control the employer’s costs, and also helps
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27 Jul 2007, 02:15
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499. Many policy experts say that shifting a portion of health-benefit costs back to the workers helps to control the employer’s costs, but also helps to limit medical spending by making patients more careful consumers.
(A) helps to control the employer’s costs, but also helps
(B) helps the control of the employer’s costs, and also
(C) not only helps to control the employer’s costs, but also helps
(D) helps to control not only the employer’s costs, but
(E) not only helps to control the employer’s costs, and also helps

'C' ????

remaining all options seems unidiomatic.
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27 Jul 2007, 03:53
C.

But the second "helps" is unnecessary... none of the others work tho.
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27 Jul 2007, 04:36
OA is C.
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27 Jul 2007, 22:11
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straight C.

Straight C - I would like to see that C.

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27 Dec 2013, 03:05
C is the correct answer for sure.

The classy idiom used by Gmat:

Not Only______ but also___________
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27 Dec 2013, 18:36
"not only x but also y" is the idiom.
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18 Oct 2015, 00:46
bmwhype2, I believe that there is a typo in your question, both options C and E are exactly the same.

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Please read again the highlighted parts intensely.

(C) not only helps to control the employer’s costs, but also helps
(E) not only helps to control the employer’s costs, and also helps
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But the second "helps" is unnecessary... none of the others work tho.

(C) not only helps to control the employer’s costs, but also to limit – What is on the right of ‘not only(helps to control) should be maintained on the right of ‘but also ( helps to limit); just to say but also ‘to limit’ distorts correlative conjunction parallelism
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As far as I know, ",but" should follow an independent clause. Does "also helps to limit medical spending by making patients more careful consumers." is an independent clause?
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As far as I know, ",but" should follow an independent clause. Does "also helps to limit medical spending by making patients more careful consumers." is an independent clause?

I had the same thought. Somehow I feel like the GMAT prefers some kind of criteria e.g. in favour of parallelism.

I was wondering if the GMAT pays any attention to usage of comma, or not. In all dictionaries or idiom lists, I ever saw, they dindt use any comma in between

Not only A, but also B dictionary
Not only A but also B dictionary

Is both correct?
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The GMAT will often add commas in places where they aren't strictly necessary, usually to set off a modifier or add clarity to the sentence. Don't look for absolute rules there--you're not likely to find them!

With that in mind, I can see why you'd expect ", but" to follow an independent clause. However, in this case, the GMAT has added a comma to "reset" and nudge us to look back and find parallelism. The sentence would read fine without that comma, but we don't want to rule out C on that basis, especially since all the other choices either break parallelism or mistakenly contrast the two different forms of help.
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