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In 2000, a mere two dozen products accounted for half the increase in spending on prescription drugs, a phenomenon that is explained not just because of more expensive drugs but by the fact that doctors are writing many more prescriptions for higher-cost drugs.

A. a phenomenon that is explained not just because of more expensive drugs but by the fact that doctors are writing
B. a phenomenon that is explained not just by the fact that drugs are becoming more expensive but also by the fact that doctors are writing
C. a phenomenon occurring not just because of drugs that are becoming more expensive but because of doctors having also written
D. which occurred not just because drugs are becoming more expensive but doctors are also writing
E. which occurred not just because of more expensive drugs but because doctors have also written
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In 2000, a mere two dozen products accounted for half the increase in spending on prescription drugs, a phenomenon that is explained not just because of more expensive drugs but by the fact that doctors are writing many more prescriptions for higher-cost drugs.

A. a phenomenon that is explained not just because of more expensive drugs but by the fact that doctors are writing
B. a phenomenon that is explained not just by the fact that drugs are becoming more expensive but also by the fact that doctors are writing
C. a phenomenon occurring not just because of drugs that are becoming more expensive but because of doctors having also written
D. which occurred not just because drugs are becoming more expensive but doctors are also writing
E. which occurred not just because of more expensive drugs but because doctors have also written

Guys please explain the idiom usage here !

Is there an Idiom here ??

If I am not wrong then in the original sentence - a phenomenon is modifying prescription drugs. Prescription drugs can't be a phenomenon, So IMO A,B and C out of the window.

Now between D and E

I go for E. For some reason D sounds not so right.
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20 Sep 2008, 12:15
I can see the past tense used everywhere.

So, written > writing, A, B & D out.

C doesn't look proper - having also written.

My choice - E
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20 Sep 2008, 15:45
B

not just ....but also
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20 Sep 2008, 18:09
E...Concise and correct tense...and no wrong idiom used.
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Nihit wrote:
In 2000, a mere two dozen products accounted for half the increase in spending on prescription drugs, a phenomenon that is explained not just because of more expensive drugs but by the fact that doctors are writing many more prescriptions for higher-cost drugs.

A. a phenomenon that is explained not just because of more expensive drugs but by the fact that doctors are writing
B. a phenomenon that is explained not just by the fact that drugs are becoming more expensive but also by the fact that doctors are writing
C. a phenomenon occurring not just because of drugs that are becoming more expensive but because of doctors having also written
D. which occurred not just because drugs are becoming more expensive but doctors are also writing
E. which occurred not just because of more expensive drugs but because doctors have also written

Guys please explain the idiom usage here !

Clearly B,here parallelism is the key!!!
not just ...but also is the idiom
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20 Sep 2008, 19:43
IMO B.
Which in D and E seems to be referring to drugs, Among A, B and C B is the best because of the not only .. but also..
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20 Sep 2008, 20:18
correct ... not only ... but also

missed that one.
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20 Sep 2008, 21:46
Nihit wrote:
In 2000, a mere two dozen products accounted for half the increase in spending on prescription drugs, a phenomenon that is explained not just because of more expensive drugs but by the fact that doctors are writing many more prescriptions for higher-cost drugs.

A. a phenomenon that is explained not just because of more expensive drugs but by the fact that doctors are writing
B. a phenomenon that is explained not just by the fact that drugs are becoming more expensive but also by the fact that doctors are writing
C. a phenomenon occurring not just because of drugs that are becoming more expensive but because of doctors having also written
D. which occurred not just because drugs are becoming more expensive but doctors are also writing
E. which occurred not just because of more expensive drugs but because doctors have also written

Guys please explain the idiom usage here !

IMO B) right idiom
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21 Sep 2008, 12:44
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Nihit wrote:
In 2000, a mere two dozen products accounted for half the increase in spending on prescription drugs, a phenomenon that is explained not just because of more expensive drugs but by the fact that doctors are writing many more prescriptions for higher-cost drugs.

A. a phenomenon that is explained not just because of more expensive drugs but by the fact that doctors are writing
B. a phenomenon that is explained not just by the fact that drugs are becoming more expensive but also by the fact that doctors are writing
C. a phenomenon occurring not just because of drugs that are becoming more expensive but because of doctors having also written
D. which occurred not just because drugs are becoming more expensive but doctors are also writing
E. which occurred not just because of more expensive drugs but because doctors have also written

Guys please explain the idiom usage here !

IMO B) right idiom

While I agree with B, AFAIK, there is no such idiom not just X but also Y

What is the source of this Q?

D & E are wrong because they refer to drugs (using which) and not the phenomenon

B can be correct only by parallelism of by the fact

A uses because and by the fact. C says occuring as if this is present tense. We are talking about past in year 2000
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26 Aug 2010, 09:30
This is ||ism and idiom problem. IMO the answer choice is B.
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11 Jul 2011, 12:22
Nihit wrote:
In 2000, a mere two dozen products accounted for half the increase in spending on prescription drugs, a phenomenon that is explained not just because of more expensive drugs but by the fact that doctors are writing many more prescriptions for higher-cost drugs.

A. a phenomenon that is explained not just because of more expensive drugs but by the fact that doctors are writing
B. a phenomenon that is explained not just by the fact that drugs are becoming more expensive but also by the fact that doctors are writing
C. a phenomenon occurring not just because of drugs that are becoming more expensive but because of doctors having also written
D. which occurred not just because drugs are becoming more expensive but doctors are also writing
E. which occurred not just because of more expensive drugs but because doctors have also written

Guys please explain the idiom usage here !

I marked the right answer as B, which is also the OA.

BUT my question is: Are the following options also correct and same as saying B? If now why - what's wrong in one or more of the following?
F: a phenomenon that is not just because of the fact that drugs are becoming more expensive but also because of the fact that doctors are writing
G: a phenomenon that is because of not just the fact that drugs are becoming more expensive but also the fact that doctors are writing
H: a phenomenon that is because of the fact not just that drugs are becoming more expensive but also that doctors are writing

ALSO, what if I use by the fact that instead because of the fact that, what would happen to F, G and H? Is by the fact that even idiomatic and does it even hold the same meaning as the because of the fact that?
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20 Feb 2015, 02:38
Is the placement of 'also' wrong in D?
For C and E, OG mentions that, but not for D.
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15 Oct 2016, 07:47
SPLIT1) PARALLELISM: "NOT ONLY A BUT ALSO B". A, D AND E ARE NOT CORRECT PARALLEL STRUCTURE

SPLIT2) "EXPLAINED...BECAUSE OF" IS REDUDANT. A AND E ARE OUT.

SPLIT3) EVEN THOUGH C HAS CORRECT PARALLEL STRUCTURE, C IS EXTREMELY WORDY AND WEIRD: "drugs that are becoming and doctors having also written". C IS OUT. WHY B? B CORRECTLY HAS PARALLELISM "NOT ONLY A BUT ALSO B". THE OPTION B IS WORDY TOO, BUT IT IS THE BEST OPTIONS PRESENTED TO US.
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