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OG 13 Q 38 : Bengal-born writer, philosopher, and educator..

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OG 13 Q 38 : Bengal-born writer, philosopher, and educator.. [#permalink] New post 26 Nov 2013, 04:48
Bengal-born writer, philosopher, and educator Rabindranath Tagore had the greatest admiration for Mohandas K. Gandhi the person and also as a politician, but Tagore had been skeptical of Gandhi's form of nationalism and his conservative opinions about India's cultural traditions
A. for Mohandas K. Gandhi the person and also as a politician, but Tagore had been
B. for Mohandas K.Gandhi as a person and as a politician, but Tagore was also
C. for Mohandas K.Gandhi not only as a person and as a politician, but Tagore was also
D. of Mohandas K.Gandhi as a person and as also a politician, but Tagore was
E. of Mohandas K.Gandhi not only as a person and as a politician, but Tagore had also been

In option C...parallelism is not followed. But had it been written like - "Bengal-born writer, philosopher, and educator Rabindranath Tagore had the greatest admiration for Mohandas K.Gandhi not only as a person and as a politician, but also as an expert..."

This seems OKay. But I am not very convinced with this. In the idiom
NOT only x BUT y, x and y should be parallel.
here x -> as a person and as a politician
y-> as an expert.

x is a list ( two elements talking about the same subject)
y is not a list.

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Hi there,

This is an unusual structure, but it's grammatically correct since it has a list within a list, and the items in both lists are parallel.

For example, I can say "The recent flood has not only damaged crops and forced the government to ask for international aid, but also severely affected the country's economy." In this sentence, "damaged" and "affected" are parallel elements joined by "not only" and "but also". There is also a list within a list, since "damaged" and "forced" also form of a parallel list.

It's perfectly okay to have a list within a list as long as the main list and the nested list both have parallel items.

I hope this helps!

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