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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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23 Aug 2007, 16:08
D for me :)

All due respect, A doesn't make sense as you read it :) Two effects, positive and negative, are described. You have to have contrast.
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23 Aug 2007, 16:57
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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

I'd go with E.

Created is paralell with Caused.
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23 Aug 2007, 22:21
I think the answer is D. Two opposite statements contrasted using but.

In E, "not only - but also" is used and also is missing in the sentence
in D and E, Created is paralell with Caused.
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23 Aug 2007, 22:30
I guess it's D because "Not only ... but also" idiomatic expression is used to compliment one point to another similar one. This one is more like 'Despite' sentence.

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23 Aug 2007, 22:32
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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

I'd go with E.

Created is paralell with Caused.

But It is missing "but also" to complement "not only"
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23 Aug 2007, 23:00
Note:

"Not Only......But Also"

This is a common construction in GMAT.
We believe that "Not only" should be followed by "but also".

However, in some cases we can omit "also" to emphasize the first part of the construction.

Ex-

You are not only genius but a living legend.

In this question, we may get confused between A and D.

In 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

In D, we can use above rule and it should be fine.

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23 Aug 2007, 23:23
b14kumar wrote:
Note:

"Not Only......But Also"

This is a common construction in GMAT.
We believe that "Not only" should be followed by "but also".

However, in some cases we can omit "also" to emphasize the first part of the construction.

In D, we can use above rule and it should be fine.

- Brajesh

Hi Brajesh,
option D is missing the "not only" part.. how can we use the "but also" part? is'nt option E more concise?

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24 Aug 2007, 08:23
OA is B...
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24 Aug 2007, 08:39
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 elatively inexpensivehouses and furniture, but it also

Not only, match perfectly with but also....and it correctly says that cleaning of forest provided the houses and furniture

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
This one says that farmland provided the furniture and Houses

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
Not only ..is missing

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
Not only ..is missing

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

but also is missing
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24 Aug 2007, 09:33
'Doh!

I thought the "also" was included in the given sentence but it was not.

So A is incorrect b/c "not only...but IT also..." where B strictly follows the "not only...but also" rule?

Why is A incorrect?
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24 Aug 2007, 09:42
Actually all the choices have issues. The it in A can refer to the farmland but the seems to mean that "it" is referring to the process of clearing which is wrong. I think there is a typo in one of the choices. I think E is missing is the also. If there isnt any then it might as well live with A.
24 Aug 2007, 09:42
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