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# Just scored a nice 40 in the Verbal Section! I had this one

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Just scored a nice 40 in the Verbal Section! I had this one [#permalink]

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06 Mar 2012, 20:48
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Just scored a nice 40 in the Verbal Section! I had this one wrong and I do not know why.

What happened to the usual Not only... but also?

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06 Mar 2012, 21:01
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It's a trick!

B has an issue with tense: Not only did it (insert subject) create but also caused.
May work if the order was changed to "It not only created but also caused"

D holds tense and drops the idiom altogether.
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06 Mar 2012, 21:09
I can see why the tense is wrong... made me think. But why is 'but it also' not a part of the idiom anymore?

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06 Mar 2012, 21:16
Just 'but also' is sufficient to state paradox.
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06 Mar 2012, 22:28
hey

Can anyone explain why not option A?
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07 Mar 2012, 02:13
Priyanka2011 wrote:
hey

Can anyone explain why not option A?

'create' and 'caused' is not a parallel structure.
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07 Mar 2012, 02:29
"Not only did SUBJECT create , but it also caused. "

Why would that be wrong ? It is still past tense vs past tense and it correctly uses the idiom . I would say A .
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07 Mar 2012, 08:52
ya... its DID versus CAUSED rite ?
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07 Mar 2012, 17:34
A tricky question to make you fall into trap of not-only but-also idiom usage.

The choice B has correct usage of not only, but also, however, it mistakes by not adding subject to the clause after "but also" making sentence after "but also" orphan

Choice D corrects it by ignoring use of not only.. but also and correctly adding a subject for the end sentence.
Re: Not only...but also!   [#permalink] 07 Mar 2012, 17:34
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