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Additional to being source of Vitamin C and Vitamin A, a tomato

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Additional to being source of Vitamin C and Vitamin A, a tomato contain a carotenoid called lycopene that is thought to help protect against diseases such as cancer and heart disease.

A. Additional to being source of Vitamin C and Vitamin A, a tomato contain
B. In addition to being a source of Vitamin C and Vitamin A, tomatoes contains
C. As well as Vitamin C and Vitamin A, a tomato contains
D. Tomatoes not only are a source of Vitamin C and Vitamin A, but also contain
E. A tomato not only is a source of Vitamin C and Vitamin A, it also contains
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Additional to being source of Vitamin C and Vitamin A, a tomato contain a carotenoid called lycopene that is thought to help protect against diseases such as cancer and heart disease.

A. Additional to being source of Vitamin C and Vitamin A, a tomato contain - tomato contains
B. In addition to being a source of Vitamin C and Vitamin A, tomatoes contains - tomatoes contain
C. As well as Vitamin C and Vitamin A, a tomato contains
D. Tomatoes not only are a source of Vitamin C and Vitamin A, but also contain - idiom Not only A but also B
E. A tomato not only is a source of Vitamin C and Vitamin A, it also contains - not idiomatic


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All options except D are bad.
But is it ok, that in D "are a source" and contain seem to be not "parallel", or it is not important in case of this idiom?

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acacia wrote:
Additional to being source of Vitamin C and Vitamin A, a tomato contain a carotenoid called lycopene that is thought to help protect against diseases such as cancer and heart disease.

A. Additional to being source of Vitamin C and Vitamin A, a tomato contain
B. In addition to being a source of Vitamin C and Vitamin A, tomatoes contains
C. As well as Vitamin C and Vitamin A, a tomato contains
D. Tomatoes not only are a source of Vitamin C and Vitamin A, but also contain
E. A tomato not only is a source of Vitamin C and Vitamin A, it also contains


The answer is D

Not only X but also Y.

Parallelism is maintained in D

Verb is followed by Not only and but also .
A and B are wrong because they use being
C as well as is not used correctly
E Does not contain parallelism
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Re: Additional to being source of Vitamin C and Vitamin A, a tomato [#permalink]

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Focusing on one error at a time, let's start with the subject-verb issue. We can say a tomato contains as in choices (C) and (E) or tomatoes contain as in choice (D). But choices (A) and (B) use the incorrect tomato contain and tomatoes contains respectively.
Eliminate Wrong Answer Choices:

After eliminating choices (A) and (B), we notice choice (C) contains a parallelism and comparison mistake: As well as Vitamin C and Vitamin A is not parallel to a tomato and cannot be compared to a tomato.

Choices (D) and (E) both correct the subject-verb agreement mistake, but only Answer Choice (D) correctly uses the "only…but also" construction, making it the correct answer.
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