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# Crohn's disease, not to be confused with ulcerative colitis, not only

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Crohn's disease, not to be confused with ulcerative colitis, not only causes inflammation and ulcers but can create a number of abnormal openings or connections in the intestine.

A. not only causes inflammation and ulcers but can create a number

B. not only causes inflammation and ulcers but also a number

C. causes inflammation and ulcers but also can create a number

D. not only causes inflammation and ulcers but also creates an amount

E. not only causes ulcers and inflammation but also creates a number

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18 Jun 2018, 23:06
Between A and E.

A gives a possibility. Whereas, E removes that possibility altogether. Also, " Not only.. but" is acceptable.

In my opinion A.
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19 Jun 2018, 04:47
Crohn's disease, not to be confused with ulcerative colitis, not only causes inflammation and ulcers but can create a number of abnormal openings or connections in the intestine.

A. not only causes inflammation and ulcers but can create a number --> "not only ... but also" missing

B. not only causes inflammation and ulcers but also a number --> not parallel

C. causes inflammation and ulcers but also can create a number --> "not only ... but also" missing

D. not only causes inflammation and ulcers but also creates an amount

E. not only causes ulcers and inflammation but also creates a number --> correct
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19 Jun 2018, 08:59
Clear E.

E. not only causes ulcers and inflammation but also creates a number --> Correct, Idiom error rectified
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19 Jun 2018, 09:57
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Crohn's disease, not to be confused with ulcerative colitis, not only causes inflammation and ulcers but can create a number of abnormal openings or connections in the intestine.

A. not only causes inflammation and ulcers but can create a number

B. not only causes inflammation and ulcers but also a number

C. causes inflammation and ulcers but also can create a number

D. not only causes inflammation and ulcers but also creates an amount

E. not only causes ulcers and inflammation but also creates a number

Must be (E) for Parallelism and correct use of a number of , errors in other options highlighted in RED.
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Updated on: 19 Jun 2018, 21:43
Choice A vs E

Not Only "x" But Also "y"
&
Not Only "x" But "y"

Are both correct idiomatic usage, provided x and y are logically and structurally parallel.

X and y in both choices are in form of predicates (verb phrases), but Choice E changes the intended meaning of Original sentence by converting an ability 'can create' to a fact 'creates'.

So, IMO, Ans should be A

Originally posted by Shobhit7 on 19 Jun 2018, 13:08.
Last edited by Shobhit7 on 19 Jun 2018, 21:43, edited 1 time in total.
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21 Jun 2018, 23:56
Answer can't be E as creates is wrongly used.It should be create.IMO A
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29 Jun 2018, 22:18
SajjitaKundu wrote:
Between A and E.

A gives a possibility. Whereas, E removes that possibility altogether. Also, " Not only.. but" is acceptable.

In my opinion A.

Hello SajjitaKundu,
This is a question of Parallelism and Correct Idiom.
Correct Idiom is - "Not Only......, but also....".
Again we need parallel structure.
In option A, we have both types of errors, but option E corrects both things.

Hope it helps.
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29 Jun 2018, 23:32
Bunuel wrote:
Crohn's disease, not to be confused with ulcerative colitis, not only causes inflammation and ulcers but can create a number of abnormal openings or connections in the intestine.

A. not only causes inflammation and ulcers but can create a number

B. not only causes inflammation and ulcers but also a number

C. causes inflammation and ulcers but also can create a number

D. not only causes inflammation and ulcers but also creates an amount

E. not only causes ulcers and inflammation but also creates a number

A. not only causes inflammation and ulcers but can create a number
-> "Not only ... But..." acceptable structure but verbs "causes" and "can create" not parallel in the idiomatic structure.

B. not only causes inflammation and ulcers but also a number
-> verb missing after but also

C. causes inflammation and ulcers but also can create a number
-> "Not only ... But also ..." required as per the meaning

D. not only causes inflammation and ulcers but also creates an amount
-> "Amount" usage is wrong. "Number" is used when noun countable

E. not only causes ulcers and inflammation but also creates a number
-> Correct || "Correct Idiom usage -> Not only... But also..." || Verbs "causes" and "creates" are parallel
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