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Not only did the systematic clearing of forests in the United States create farmland (especially in the Northeast) and gave consumers relatively inexpensive houses and furniture, but it also caused erosion and very quickly deforested whole regions.


A. Not only did the systematic clearing of forests in the United States create farmland (especially in the Northeast) and gave consumers relatively inexpensive houses and furniture, but it also

B. Not only did the systematic clearing of forests in the United States create farmland (especially in the Northeast), which gave consumers relatively inexpensive houses and furniture, but also

C. The systematic clearing of forests in the United States, creating farmland (especially in the Northeast) and giving consumers relatively inexpensive houses and furniture, but also

D. The systematic clearing of forests in the United States created farmland
(especially in the Northeast) and gave consumers relatively inexpensive houses and furniture, but it also

E. The systematic clearing of forests in the United States not only created farmland (especially in the Northeast), giving consumers relatively inexpensive houses and furniture, but it
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Answer is B

Rest changes the meaning...

Idiom: not only...but also
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D)...

B) is out b/c not the farmland gave inexpensive and houses and furniture but the systematic clearing !

i dont know if D) is right, but usually its important not to alter the meaning of the original sentence and the original one says that the "systematic clearing" gave houses and furniture. B) alters this intended meaning. D) maintains it.
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Even although I don't find a clear reference for "which" in B, I think B is better than for example A. IMO B is the best.
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why change the original sentence, there is nothing wrong in it and no other sentence is better than the original

my answer is A
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no need to change anything, if already correct.
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we need to use not only..... but also structure.

only A and B uses it.

now in B the use of which is wrong. so A is the answer.
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Edited to (D).

After rereading this sentence with a clear head, it is obvious that there is a contraction, not a correlation, that is being emphasized.

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Oh yes, the best answer is A. The use of "which" in B is incorrect.
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I would like to go for D.
(Created... Gave.......Caused)
The same PastTense is maintained through out, which is missing in A,B,C.
Though it is maintained in E, it is wrong due to unidiomatic usage (Not only...But it)
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Not only did the systematic clearing of forests in the United States create farmland (especially in the Northeast) and gave consumers relatively inexpensive houses and furniture, but it also caused erosion and very quickly deforested whole regions.


A. Not only did the systematic clearing of forests in the United States create farmland (especially in the Northeast) and gave consumers relatively inexpensive houses and furniture, but it also

B. Not only did the systematic clearing of forests in the United States create farmland (especially in the Northeast), which gave consumers relatively inexpensive houses and furniture, but also

C. The systematic clearing of forests in the United States, creating farmland (especially in the Northeast) and giving consumers relatively inexpensive houses and furniture, but also

D. The systematic clearing of forests in the United States created farmland
(especially in the Northeast) and gave consumers relatively inexpensive houses and furniture, but it also

E. The systematic clearing of forests in the United States not only created farmland (especially in the Northeast), giving consumers relatively inexpensive houses and furniture, but it


...not only ...but also ....... is suitable to express complementation rather than contrasting ...So I eleminated choices A, B and E.

C lacks of main verb ---> eliminate
D is also fine with parallelism.

D it is.
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