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Prescription drugs [#permalink] New post 20 Sep 2008, 11:57
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


Guys please explain the idiom usage here !
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Re: Prescription drugs [#permalink] New post 20 Sep 2008, 12:07
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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

Guys please explain the idiom usage here !


Is there an Idiom here ??

If I am not wrong then in the original sentence - a phenomenon is modifying prescription drugs. Prescription drugs can't be a phenomenon, So IMO A,B and C out of the window.

Now between D and E

I go for E. For some reason D sounds not so right.
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Re: Prescription drugs [#permalink] New post 20 Sep 2008, 12:15
I can see the past tense used everywhere.

So, written > writing, A, B & D out.

C doesn't look proper - having also written.

My choice - E
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Re: Prescription drugs [#permalink] New post 20 Sep 2008, 15:45
B

not just ....but also
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Re: Prescription drugs [#permalink] New post 20 Sep 2008, 18:09
E...Concise and correct tense...and no wrong idiom used.
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Re: Prescription drugs [#permalink] New post 20 Sep 2008, 18:58
Nihit 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


Guys please explain the idiom usage here !

Clearly B,here parallelism is the key!!!
not just ...but also is the idiom
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Re: Prescription drugs [#permalink] New post 20 Sep 2008, 19:43
IMO B.
Which in D and E seems to be referring to drugs, Among A, B and C B is the best because of the not only .. but also..
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Re: Prescription drugs [#permalink] New post 20 Sep 2008, 20:18
correct ... not only ... but also :)

missed that one.
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Re: Prescription drugs [#permalink] New post 20 Sep 2008, 21:46
Nihit 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


Guys please explain the idiom usage here !


IMO B) right idiom
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Re: Prescription drugs [#permalink] New post 21 Sep 2008, 12:44
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Nihit 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


Guys please explain the idiom usage here !


IMO B) right idiom


While I agree with B, AFAIK, there is no such idiom not just X but also Y


What is the source of this Q?

D & E are wrong because they refer to drugs (using which) and not the phenomenon

B can be correct only by parallelism of by the fact

A uses because and by the fact. C says occuring as if this is present tense. We are talking about past in year 2000
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Re: Prescription drugs [#permalink] New post 26 Aug 2010, 09:30
This is ||ism and idiom problem. IMO the answer choice is B.
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Re: Prescription drugs [#permalink] New post 11 Jul 2011, 12:22
Nihit 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


Guys please explain the idiom usage here !


I marked the right answer as B, which is also the OA.

BUT my question is: Are the following options also correct and same as saying B? If now why - what's wrong in one or more of the following?
F: a phenomenon that is not just because of the fact that drugs are becoming more expensive but also because of the fact that doctors are writing
....And how about?
G: a phenomenon that is because of not just the fact that drugs are becoming more expensive but also the fact that doctors are writing
....And how about?
H: a phenomenon that is because of the fact not just that drugs are becoming more expensive but also that doctors are writing

ALSO, what if I use by the fact that instead because of the fact that, what would happen to F, G and H? Is by the fact that even idiomatic and does it even hold the same meaning as the because of the fact that?
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