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# Doctors generally agree that such factors as cigarette

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Doctors generally agree that such factors as cigarette [#permalink]

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22 Oct 2010, 05:59
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Doctors generally agree that such factors as cigarette smoking, eating rich foods high in fats, and alcohol consumption not only do damage by themselves but also aggravate genetic predispositions toward certain diseases.

A . not only do damage by themselves but also aggravate
B .do damage by themselves but also are aggravating to
C .are damaging by themselves but also are aggravating
D .not only do damage by themselves, they are also aggravating to
E .are doing damage by themselves, and they are also aggravating

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22 Oct 2010, 06:25

Idiom - Not only, but also is tested.

B. Wrong use of the idiom.
C. The same as B.
D. The same as B.
E. Wordy.

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23 Oct 2010, 09:56
This is also a great example of an idiom question. Notice how slightly changing the wording of an idiom can really affect the meaning:

When Bill arrived, it really AGGRAVATED the situation. --> When you use the word aggravate in this context, it is a verb and you don't need to use the preposition "TO" after it.

When Bill arrived, it WAS really AGGRAVATING to me. --> When you are saying something was or is aggravating (especially to a person), the verb in the sentence becomes the is/was and "aggravating" needs a "to" after it.

This would be another way to split these answers. It's always great to dissect these questions in multiple ways during practice!
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23 Oct 2010, 23:39
A.

Not only........ but also..

Bkimball points out another way to split the question.
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