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The winds that howl across the Great Plains not only blow away valuable topsoil, thereby reducing the potential crop yield of a tract of land, and also damage or destroy young plants.

(A) and also damage or destroy
(B) as well as damaging or destroying
(C) but they also cause damage or destroy
(D) but also damage or destroy
(E) but also causing damage or destroying
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21 Jun 2007, 09:45
Yupp an easy one.........straight (D)

Not only.........but also is the correct idiom

Need "cause" for ||sm
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21 Jun 2007, 11:13

not only .... but also.... -> is the correct usage.
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not only....but also & parallelism ( blow, damage & destroy)
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19 Jun 2016, 12:43
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20 Jun 2016, 07:34
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850. The winds that howl across the Great Plains not only blow away valuable topsoil, thereby reducing the potential crop yield of a tract of land, and also damage or destroy young plants.
(A) and also damage or destroy
(B) as well as damaging or destroying
(C) but they also cause damage or destroy
(D) but also damage or destroy
(E) but also causing damage or destroying

Easy one!

The winds that howl across the Great Plains not only blow away valuable topsoil, thereby reducing the potential crop yield of a tract of land, but also damage or destroy young plants.

Correct answer is undoubtedly option (D)

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