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Alexander Graham Bell, the eminent scientist and inventor, is well known for inventing the first practical telephone and also for foundation of the National Geographic Society.

(A) and also for foundation of
(B) and is also known for his founding
(C) and finding of
(D) and also because he founded
(E) and also for founding

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Please explain why "and also" is not redundant here.

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New post 27 Dec 2017, 11:32
IMO, it is not only about redundancy of the sentence but also the best possible option

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New post 27 Dec 2017, 12:20
imyuva wrote:
Alexander Graham Bell, the eminent scientist and inventor, is well known for inventing the first practical telephone and also for foundation of the National Geographic Society.


(A) and also for foundation of
(B) and is also known for his founding
(C) and finding of
(D) and also because he founded
(E) and also for founding

Please explain why "and also" is not redundant here.
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Not always it is wrong! According to Ron Purewal " "X and also Y" is normally used to bestow two descriptions on the SAME person or thing (notice that both of these descriptions are meant to describe Selma Lagerlof)"

Here is a question from Gmat Prep. The answer is D. Here you will see and also is correct.

Turning away from literary realism to write romantic stories about the peasant life and landscape of northern Sweden, in 1909 Selma Lagerlöf was the novelist who became the first woman and was also the first Swedish writer to win the Nobel Prize for Literature.

(A) Turning away from literary realism to write romantic stories about the peasant life and landscape of northern Sweden, in 1909 Selma Lagerlöf was the novelist who became the first woman and was also the first Swedish writer to win

(B) She turned away from literary realism and wrote romantic stories about the peasant life and landscape of northern Sweden, and novelist Selma Lagerlöf in 1909 became the first woman as well as the first Swedish writer that won

(C) Selma Lagerlöf was a novelist who turned away from literary realism to write romantic stories about the peasant life and landscape of northern Sweden, and in 1909 she became the first woman in addition to the first Swedish writer winning

(D) A novelist who turned away from literary realism to write romantic stories about the peasant life and landscape of northern Sweden, Selma Lagerlöf became in 1909 the first woman and also the first Swedish writer to win

(E) As a novelist, Selma Lagerlöf turned away from literary realism and wrote romantic stories about the peasant life and landscape of northern Sweden, in 1909 becoming the first woman and also the first Swedish writer that won

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New post 27 Dec 2017, 12:24
So in the question you posted

Alexander Graham Bell is well known for inventing the first practical telephone and also for founding the National Geographic Society.

So AGB is well known for---- 1. for inventing the first practical telephone 2. and also for founding the National Geographic Society.

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