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Many policy experts say that shifting a portion of health-benefit cost

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Many policy experts say that shifting a portion of health-benefit costs back to the workers helps to control the employer’s costs, but also helps to limit medical spending by making patients more careful consumers.


(A) helps to control the employer’s costs, but also helps

(B) helps the control of the employer’s costs, and also

(C) not only helps to control the employer’s costs, but also helps

(D) helps to control not only the employer’s costs, but

(E) not only helps to control the employer’s costs, and also helps

Originally posted by bmwhype2 on 27 Jul 2007, 02:39.
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C.

But the second "helps" is unnecessary... none of the others work tho.
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(C) not only helps to control the employer’s costs, but also to limit – What is on the right of ‘not only(helps to control) should be maintained on the right of ‘but also ( helps to limit); just to say but also ‘to limit’ distorts correlative conjunction parallelism
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The GMAT will often add commas in places where they aren't strictly necessary, usually to set off a modifier or add clarity to the sentence. Don't look for absolute rules there--you're not likely to find them!

With that in mind, I can see why you'd expect ", but" to follow an independent clause. However, in this case, the GMAT has added a comma to "reset" and nudge us to look back and find parallelism. The sentence would read fine without that comma, but we don't want to rule out C on that basis, especially since all the other choices either break parallelism or mistakenly contrast the two different forms of help.
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To convey the idea that shifting a portion of health-benefit costs back to workers has two complementary effects, the correct sentence must use not only X but also Y

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