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In her substantive new book, Elyssa Dimant examined the role

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In her substantive new book, Elyssa Dimant examined the role of minimalism in fashion and also looks at the broader context of its appearance in art, architecture and design.

A. Elyssa Dimant examined the role of minimalism in fashion and also looks at the broader context of its appearance in art, architecture and design.

B. Elyssa Dimant examines the role of minimalism in fashion, but also looked at the broader context of their appearance in art, architecture and design.

C. the role of minimalism in fashion has been examined by Elyssa Dimant, but she also looks at the broader context of its appearance in art, architecture and design.

D. Elyssa Dimant examines the role of minimalism in fashion, but also looks at the broader context of its appearance in art, architecture and design.

E. Elyssa Dimant has been examining the role of minimalism in fashion, and also looking at the broader context of their appearance in art, architecture and design.

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IMO D

split between its/there , "role of minimalism is singular" Strike out (b)/(e), in (c) "the role has been examined by" -- awkward - strike out.
A&D preferring D based on preference on parallelism " examined / looks"
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The two verbs "examines" and "looks" should be parallel.
In A, B the verbs are not parallel.
A. Elyssa Dimant examined the role of minimalism in fashion and also looks at the broader context of its appearance in art, architecture and design.
B. Elyssa Dimant examines the role of minimalism in fashion, but also looked at the broader context of their appearance in art, architecture and design.

In C, "Elyssa Dimant" should be at the starting
C. the role of minimalism in fashion has been examined by Elyssa Dimant, but she also looks at the broader context of its appearance in art, architecture and design.

Correct.
D. Elyssa Dimant examines the role of minimalism in fashion, but also looks at the broader context of its appearance in art, architecture and design.

In E, "has been examining" is not correct usage.
E. Elyssa Dimant has been examining the role of minimalism in fashion, and also looking at the broader context of their appearance in art, architecture and design.

And the usage of "their" is not correct.
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Shouldn't "but also" be with "not only"? I cannot identify the correct answer. A seems ok from the meaning perspective though I cannot confidently say that the verbs are parallel
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I got it right but I feel like the addition of "but also" changes the meaning of the sentence a little, making all of the options sound wrong to me.. So I just selected the one that sounded the most correct, as the original had obvious grammatical flaws.
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Shouldn't "but also" be with "not only"? I cannot identify the correct answer. A seems ok from the meaning perspective though I cannot confidently say that the verbs are parallel

With "not only", we need "but also", but it's not the other way round.

The tense of the sentence need not always be the same, but here, since we are talking about the same timeframe, hence, the verbs should have been "examined" and "looked" or "examines" and "looks".

However, A uses "examined" and "looks". This is the reason A is incorrect.
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but also means contradiction. It doesn't sound right open ended. damyanti: can you tell me from where did you find that "but also" can be used alone - this will help me. thanks
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sayansarkar wrote:
but also means contradiction. It doesn't sound right open ended. damyanti: can you tell me from where did you find that "but also" can be used alone - this will help me. thanks

I don't believe but also means "contradiction". In fact, from the examples I can think of, it further "accentuates" a quality. For example:

Australia not only won the world cup but also maintained its supremacy.

So, winning the world cup has no "contradiction" with maintaining supremacy.

I just wanted to convey that whenever we see "but also", we should not be looking for "not only"; however, whenever we see "not only", we should be looking for "but also".

For example, after your post, I just checked OG and found this sentence:

In 2000, a mere two dozen products accounted for half the increase in spending on prescription drugs, 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 many more prescriptions for higher-cost drugs.

This uses "but also", but there is no "not only".
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not just and not only are the same
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not just and not only are the same

Yes sayansarkar, I also think meaning-wise they are very similar.
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sayansarkar wrote:
not just and not only are the same

Would agree.

Also, I am wondering if there is some confusion on the difference between "but" and "but also". From what I can think, "but" expresses a "contrast"; however, "but also" is quite the opposite, since it actually reinforces the idea being discussed in the sentence.

For example:

Mahesh is not rich, but a poor person. (Contrast between "rich" and "poor")

Mahesh is not only rich, but also a generous person. ("generous" reinforces Mahesh's attribute of richness).
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