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As even most smokers will admit, smoking is both unhealthy and cost a lot of money.

A. is both unhealthy and cost a lot of money
B. are both unhealthy and costs a lot of money
C. are both unhealthy and cost a lot of money
D. is both unhealthy and costs a lot of money
E. is both unhealthy and costly

I am not sure of the answer, anyone?¿

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A. is both unhealthy and cost a lot of money --- cost is wrong, it should be costs; secondly, both unhealthy and cost lot of money is unparallel. Unhealthy is an adjective and cost lot of money is a clause.
B. are both unhealthy and costs a lot of money – SV number error
C. are both unhealthy and cost a lot of money—same as in B
D. is both unhealthy and costs a lot of money – The same error as pointed out in the second part of the explanation for A.
E. is both unhealthy and costly – grammatically correct choice.
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Thanks for the explanation, I thought that "costly" might me referring to something other than money that's why I thought it was D. Thanks.
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As even most smokers will admit, smoking is both unhealthy and cost a lot of money.

A. is both unhealthy and cost a lot of money
B. are both unhealthy and costs a lot of money
C. are both unhealthy and cost a lot of money
D. is both unhealthy and costs a lot of money
E. is both unhealthy and costly

I am not sure of the answer, anyone?¿


Parallelism:
Smoking is both X and Y. Where X||Y

Therefore we need something parallel to 'Unhealthy'. Only E has that. Unhealthy || Costly

Hence E it should be.
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