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Admiral of the Fleet Louis Mountbatten, a decorated British naval officer and statesman, not only had a brilliant career in the military as he served as the Supreme Allied Commander, South East Asia Command during the Second World War but also had the distinctive stint of serving as the last Viceroy of India and the first Governor-General of Independent India.

A. but also had the distinctive stint of serving as the last Viceroy of India and the first Governor-General of Independent India
B. but also had the distinctive stint of serving as the last Viceroy of India and only the first Governor-General of Independent India
C. but also had the distinctive stint of serving as the last Viceroy of India and the first one only Governor-General of Independent India
D. he also had the distinctive stint of serving as the last Viceroy of India and the first Governor-General of Independent India
E. also had the distinctive stint of serving as the last Viceroy of India and only the first Governor-General of Independent India

 

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Concept: “Admiral…not only had…but also had” shall be the correct, parallel usage. Further, “the last…the first” shall be the correct usage for conveying the intended meaning. Expressions such as “…only the second” suggest that Independent India had only one Governor-General, which is not the intended meaning.

A: Conserves parallelism in “Admiral…not only had…but also had” as well as “the last…the first”. Conveys the intended meaning.
B: Changes meaning in “the last…and only the first”.
C: Changes meaning and is non-parallel, awkward in “the last…and the first one only”.
D: Lacks parallelism in “Admiral…not only had…but he also had”.
E: Changes meaning in “the last…and only the first”.

A is the best answer choice.
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A. but also had the distinctive stint of serving as the last Viceroy of India and the first Governor-General of Independent India
B. but also had the distinctive stint of serving as the last Viceroy of India and only the first Governor-General of Independent India
C. but also had the distinctive stint of serving as the last Viceroy of India and the first one only Governor-General of Independent India
D. he also had the distinctive stint of serving as the last Viceroy of India and the first Governor-General of Independent India
E. also had the distinctive stint of serving as the last Viceroy of India and only the first Governor-General of Independent India


Not Only X, but also Y is the right idiom. So, D & E are out.
Option B - only the first Governor-General of Independent India.
This is incorrect. First Governor will always be single person. Hence "Only" is wrong.

Option C first one only Governor-General of Independent India Sentence does not say that there was only ONLY one governor-general. Hence it is also wrong.
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Admiral of the Fleet Louis Mountbatten, a decorated British naval officer and statesman, not only had a brilliant career in the military as he served as the Supreme Allied Commander, South East Asia Command during the Second World War but also had the distinctive stint of serving as the last Viceroy of India and the first Governor-General of Independent India.

A. but also had the distinctive stint of serving as the last Viceroy of India and the first Governor-General of Independent India - correct as it is
B. but also had the distinctive stint of serving as the last Viceroy of India and only the first Governor-General of Independent India - only the first is wrong in meaning because the sentence tries to say that he served only as first governor, while he could do so for second, third, etc. This meaning is very confusing, A does so much a better job at conveying logical meaning. B is out
C. but also had the distinctive stint of serving as the last Viceroy of India and the first one only Governor-General of Independent India - only is not needed here as it makes the sentence confusing, as if he was first and the last governor, but this is not intended meaning of the sentence. Moreover, "one" is not needed here. For whatever reason one prefers, C is out
D. he also had the distinctive stint of serving as the last Viceroy of India and the first Governor-General of Independent India - not only X, also Y is wrong idiom. D is out
E. also had the distinctive stint of serving as the last Viceroy of India and only the first Governor-General of Independent India - E is no good for the reason described in D

Correct answer is A

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Admiral of the Fleet Louis Mountbatten, a decorated British naval officer and statesman, not only had a brilliant career in the military as he served as the Supreme Allied Commander, South East Asia Command during the Second World War but also had the distinctive stint of serving as the last Viceroy of India and the first Governor-General of Independent India.

A. but also had the distinctive stint of serving as the last Viceroy of India and the first Governor-General of Independent India -correct
B. but also had the distinctive stint of serving as the last Viceroy of India and only the first Governor-General of Independent India - incorrect only the first governor general is incorrect.
C. but also had the distinctive stint of serving as the last Viceroy of India and the first one only Governor-General of Independent India - incorrect first one only is incorrect.
D. he also had the distinctive stint of serving as the last Viceroy of India and the first Governor-General of Independent India - incorrect but also is required here
E. also had the distinctive stint of serving as the last Viceroy of India and only the first Governor-General of Independent India - incorrect but also is required here
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Admiral of the Fleet Louis Mountbatten, a decorated British naval officer and statesman, not only had a brilliant career in the military as he served as the Supreme Allied Commander, South East Asia Command during the Second World War but also had the distinctive stint of serving as the last Viceroy of India and the first Governor-General of Independent India.

A. but also had the distinctive stint of serving as the last Viceroy of India and the first Governor-General of Independent India --> correct "not only ... but also" construction
B. but also had the distinctive stint of serving as the last Viceroy of India and only the first Governor-General of Independent India --> only is redundant
C. but also had the distinctive stint of serving as the last Viceroy of India and the first one only Governor-General of Independent India --> "one only" is redundant
D. he also had the distinctive stint of serving as the last Viceroy of India and the first Governor-General of Independent India --> missing "not only ... but also" construction
E. also had the distinctive stint of serving as the last Viceroy of India and only the first Governor-General of Independent India --> same as E
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it is a question of Not only---but also case.
So D and E are out

B and C does the mistake of adding ONLY in the sentence and that is making the sentence awkward.
Hence the correct answer is A.
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Admiral of the Fleet Louis Mountbatten, a decorated British naval officer and statesman, not only had a brilliant career in the military as he served as the Supreme Allied Commander, South East Asia Command during the Second World War but also had the distinctive stint of serving as the last Viceroy of India and the first Governor-General of Independent India.

Usage of idiom not only A but also B

A. but also had the distinctive stint of serving as the last Viceroy of India and the first Governor-General of Independent India Works as expected
B. but also had the distinctive stint of serving as the last Viceroy of India and only the first Governor-General of Independent Indiaand only the first is wrong it should be the first
C. but also had the distinctive stint of serving as the last Viceroy of India and the first one only Governor-General of Independent India first only is weird
D. he also had the distinctive stint of serving as the last Viceroy of India and the first Governor-General of Independent Indiausage of incorrect idiom
E. also had the distinctive stint of serving as the last Viceroy of India and only the first Governor-General of Independent Indiaincoorect idiom also
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Admiral of the Fleet Louis Mountbatten, a decorated British naval officer and statesman, not only had a brilliant career in the military as he served as the Supreme Allied Commander, South East Asia Command during the Second World War but also had the distinctive stint of serving as the last Viceroy of India and the first Governor-General of Independent India.

Strike out "Appositive"(italic portion) and read.
Correct idiomatic usage that conveys clear meaning:- "Not only X----but also Y"
Here both X and Y carry same part of speech. Hence X and Y are parallel.
Ans. (A)
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Not only... but also... is the right idiom structure. D and E don't have that and can be eliminated.

'First one only' in option C is not right.

'only the first' in option B seems to distort the meaning.

So A should be the answer.

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A looks good.

B and C insert unnecessary "only" in the second branch of "not only..but also" idiom.

D and E are not idiomatic.
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IMO, A

D & E do not follow the not only..but also construction

In B & C the use of the word 'only' makes the meaning awkward and distorted
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Firstly, using idiomatic split on the sentence; the idiom "not only... but also" was not correct in answer choice "D" and "E". Thus, "D" and "E" are eliminated based on that. Then "C" has the awkward "...the first one only...", that is an incorrect way of saying it so "C" is eliminated based on that. "B" on the other hand referred to the Admiral as "...only the first Governor-General..." which sounds awkward as well, as there can just be only one Governor-General. Hence answer choice A is the correct answer as it corrects all the mistakes using the right idiom and correctly using "...the first Governor-General...".
Answer Choice A.
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IMO A;
cor relative conjunction ; not only X but also Y .. and also the last Viceroy of India and the first Governor-General of Independent India is ll structure
option B ; only the first Governor-General of Independent India is wrong and not ll
option C ; the first one only Governor-General of Independent India again not ll
option d; co relative conjucntion error
option e; co relative conjucntion error

Admiral of the Fleet Louis Mountbatten, a decorated British naval officer and statesman, not only had a brilliant career in the military as he served as the Supreme Allied Commander, South East Asia Command during the Second World War but also had the distinctive stint of serving as the last Viceroy of India and the first Governor-General of Independent India.

A. but also had the distinctive stint of serving as the last Viceroy of India and the first Governor-General of Independent India
B. but also had the distinctive stint of serving as the last Viceroy of India and only the first Governor-General of Independent India
C. but also had the distinctive stint of serving as the last Viceroy of India and the first one only Governor-General of Independent India
D. he also had the distinctive stint of serving as the last Viceroy of India and the first Governor-General of Independent India
E. also had the distinctive stint of serving as the last Viceroy of India and only the first Governor-General of Independent India
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Not only ... but also
eliminate d, e

among a,b,c
a has the parallelism of
... as the last viceroy...and...as the first governor

a, wins

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A. but also had the distinctive stint of serving as the last Viceroy of India and the first Governor-General of Independent India Correct, proper use of not only had a X...but also had the Y
B. but also had the distinctive stint of serving as the last Viceroy of India and only the first Governor-General of Independent India "only the" - Changes the meaning (as if being the first is not significant), last and first is correct
C. but also had the distinctive stint of serving as the last Viceroy of India and the first one only Governor-General of Independent India "one only" - does not make sense.
D. he also had the distinctive stint of serving as the last Viceroy of India and the first Governor-General of Independent India Violates the not only and but also usage
E. also had the distinctive stint of serving as the last Viceroy of India and only the first Governor-General of Independent India Violates the not only and but also usage
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A is the correct answer as not only.. but also is correctly used which eliminates D and E.
Only and one in options in B and C are redundant hence opt out

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In this question, we should not add any part from our side.
1. The format is proper.
2. Using the only, we should not use excess words.
3. It gives the historical fact, but we should not bother about that.
4. but also should be there.
5. but should be there for the proper structure.

IMO the answer is A.
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IMO A

A. but also had the distinctive stint of serving as the last Viceroy of India and the first Governor-General of Independent India - Correct
B. but also had the distinctive stint of serving as the last Viceroy of India and only the first Governor-General of Independent India - Only is redundant here as "distinctive" is already mentioned
C. but also had the distinctive stint of serving as the last Viceroy of India and the first one only Governor-General of Independent India - Only is redundant here as "distinctive" is already mentioned
D. he also had the distinctive stint of serving as the last Viceroy of India and the first Governor-General of Independent India - Not only...but also structure is violated
E. also had the distinctive stint of serving as the last Viceroy of India and only the first Governor-General of Independent India - Not only...but also structure is violated
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Admiral of the Fleet Louis Mountbatten, a decorated British naval officer and statesman, not only had a brilliant career in the military as he served as the Supreme Allied Commander, South East Asia Command during the Second World War but also had the distinctive stint of serving as the last Viceroy of India and the first Governor-General of Independent India.

5 secs scan
1)not only x but also y parallelism
2)placement of only

scan the options
straight away eliminate D and E for not only but also parallelism error

A. but also had the distinctive stint of serving as the last Viceroy of India and the first Governor-General of Independent India

B. but also had the distinctive stint of serving as the last Viceroy of India and only the first Governor-General of Independent India : placing only is not logical
C. but also had the distinctive stint of serving as the last Viceroy of India and the first one only Governor-General of Independent India placing only is not logical
D. he also had the distinctive stint of serving as the last Viceroy of India and the first Governor-General of Independent India
E. also had the distinctive stint of serving as the last Viceroy of India and only the first Governor-General of Independent India
: placing only is not logical and BUT is missing
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