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Not only did the systematic clearing of forests in the

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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 andfurniture, but it also caused erosion and very quickly deforested whole regions.

A. Not only did the systematic clearing of forests in the United States createfarmland (especially in the Northeast) and gave consumers relatively inexpensivehouses and furniture, but it also
B. Not only did the systematic clearing of forests in the United States createfarmland (especially in the Northeast), which gave consumers relativelyinexpensive 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 housesand furniture, but also
D. The systematic clearing of forests in the United States created farmland
(especially in the Northeast) and gave consumers relatively inexpensive housesand 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 andfurniture, but it
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21 Jun 2007, 07:12
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
Wrong parallelism

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
Changes meaning of sentence, putting houses and furniture as a consequence of farmland creation.

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

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
Wrong idiomatic expression. "Not only X but also Y"
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21 Jun 2007, 07:39

Not only...but also should be used when both refer to the positive or negative.
Here, farmland and furniture are positive, whereas erosion is a negative effect.

Hence A, B out.

Among C,D,E it an easy D.

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21 Jun 2007, 10:17
Editing my comment. Didn't read the sentence completely

On second thoughts will go with (D)

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21 Jun 2007, 12:22
It could be between A or B.

What is OA????
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31 May 2011, 00:36
OA is option (D).

The possible reason might be this:
For "Not only....but also" to hold true, the items which follow not only and but also should be supporting to each other. In this question, they are contrasting to each other. So "Not only... but also" doesn't hold true.

So, we might have to suffice ourselves with "but".

Among all the options, (D) seems to be the best
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