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    Not only did the systematic clearing of forests in the United States create farmland (especially in the Northeast) and gave consumers relatively inexpensive houses and furniture, but it also
caused erosion and very quickly deforested whole regions.

A. Not only did the systematic clearing of forests in the United States create farmland (especially in the Northeast) and gave consumers relatively inexpensive houses and furniture, but it also
B. Not only did the systematic clearing of forests in the United States create farmland (especially in the Northeast), which gave consumers relatively inexpensive houses and furniture, but also
C. The systematic clearing of forests in the United States, creating farmland (especially in the Northeast) and giving consumers relatively inexpensive houses and furniture, but also
D. The systematic clearing of forests in the United States created farmland (especially in the Northeast) and gave consumers relatively inexpensive houses and furniture, but it also
E. The systematic clearing of forests in the United States not only created farmland (especially in the Northeast), giving consumers relatively inexpensive houses and furniture, but it
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 [#permalink] New post 23 Dec 2006, 15:31
I see a problem with all Answer choices. Allen, any chance E should say "..., but it also" rather than "but also"
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Not only did the systematic clearing of forests in the United States create farmland (especially in the Northeast) and gave consumers relatively inexpensive houses and furniture, but it also

caused erosion and very quickly deforested whole regions.

A. Not only did the systematic clearing of forests in the United States create farmland (especially in the Northeast) and gave consumers relatively inexpensive houses and furniture, but it also
B. Not only did the systematic clearing of forests in the United States create farmland (especially in the Northeast), which gave consumers relatively inexpensive houses and furniture, but also
C. The systematic clearing of forests in the United States, creating farmland (especially in the Northeast) and giving consumers relatively
inexpensive houses and furniture, but also
D. The systematic clearing of forests in the United States created farmland (especially in the Northeast) and gave consumers relatively inexpensive houses and furniture, but it also
E. The systematic clearing of forests in the United States not only created farmland (especially in the Northeast), giving consumers relatively inexpensive houses and furniture, but it


A-correct construction is "not only...but also"
B-"but also" needs a pronoun "it".."but it also". Also "which" incorrectly refers to farmland here, where it should refer to the "clearing of the forests"
C-same as A
D-Same as A
E-same as A

the ideal construction would be;
The systematic clearing of forests in the US not only did X...but also did Y.

If there is no typo then I will go with B I guess
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 [#permalink] New post 24 Dec 2006, 23:08
D for me

B. Not only did the systematic clearing of forests in the United States create farmland (especially in the Northeast), which gave consumers relatively inexpensive houses and furniture, but also

wrong because of farmland (especially in the Northeast), which gave
farmland can't give houses and furniture
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 [#permalink] New post 26 Dec 2006, 03:44
By POE A seems best...

In B, ....which gave consumers relatively inexpensive houses and furniture refers to farmland which is not correct
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 [#permalink] New post 26 Dec 2006, 07:41
A is my pick.

B has a problem which refers to farmland ...
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 [#permalink] New post 27 Dec 2006, 10:06
It cant be A b/c A has a verb tense problem.

Not only did the systematic clearing of forests in the United States create farmland (especially in the Northeast) and gave consumers relatively inexpensive houses and furniture, but it also

the two verbs in bold should be create and give referring back to "not only did X create and give, but it also..."

is this wrong? whats the OA?
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 [#permalink] New post 27 Dec 2006, 12:09
Test of idiom ‘Not Only X but also Y’.

A. Sounds right to me at this point.
B. Sounds right to me at this point.
C. Not only part is missing.
D. Not only part is missing.
E. ‘also’ is missing.

Between A & B.

I agree with others ‘which’ in B creates some ambiguity in the sentence.
A is my answer.
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 [#permalink] New post 27 Dec 2006, 22:55
buckkitty: i get your point for why it isn't A. But what do u think is the answer?
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 [#permalink] New post 28 Dec 2006, 07:15
hmmm...I think I change my answer to D. I agree with Yurik

This question does not really test which answer choice uses "not only...but also" correctly because none of them do.

B is wrong because "which" incorrectly refers to farmland when it should refer to systematic clearing of forests.

D is the best because it says that X did Y, but it also did Z. D is also best because it uses simple past consistently: CREATED, GAVE, CAUSED

I think the Not only ...but also construction is required when the first portion is introduced with "not only", if there is a follow up portion then you have to use "but also".

Additionally, the original sentence shows great contrast--clearing of forests gave farmland and inexpensive houses BUT it ALSO (contrast contrast) caused erosion. I think contrast is best shown with the structure in D.

any other thoughts??? This SC is very tricky.
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 [#permalink] New post 28 Dec 2006, 11:39
))very surprising but the OA is not D
may be there is some mistake in OA?
I was 100%sure it is D
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 [#permalink] New post 28 Dec 2006, 12:28
buckkitty wrote:
It cant be A b/c A has a verb tense problem.

Not only did the systematic clearing of forests in the United States create farmland (especially in the Northeast) and gave consumers relatively inexpensive houses and furniture, but it also

the two verbs in bold should be create and give referring back to "not only did X create and give, but it also..."

is this wrong? whats the OA?


I thought did only changes the main verb (to non infinitive i.e. without 'to', 's' or 'es' before/with the verb).

Did he go out and took his car with him.
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 [#permalink] New post 15 Jan 2007, 15:19
I will go with D.

On first sight it is tempting to choose A based on correct usage of the idiom not only...but also. However I see a bigger problem with the verbs create and gave not matching. Both verbs should be in the same tense either present tense or past tense.

Only D maintains that and most importantly D does away with the need to use not only...but also idiom which is fine.
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 [#permalink] New post 15 Jan 2007, 15:24
I would have picked E had it not been for the missing "also" which is part of the idiom, not only...but also. Not sure if "also" is not needed her.
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 [#permalink] New post 15 Jan 2007, 20:45
http://www.gmatclub.com/phpbb/viewtopic ... ng+forests
Surprise Surprise)) OA is A follow this link to see the discussion)
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 [#permalink] New post 16 Jan 2007, 06:17
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http://www.gmatclub.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=37236&highlight=systematic+clearing+forests
Surprise Surprise)) OA is A follow this link to see the discussion)


I just cannot accept A as the answer but I guess that is my problem :wink:
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