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# Not only did the systematic clearing of forests in the United States

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11 Feb 2017, 03:08
VKat wrote:
In option b, did is parallel to caused, so why can't we have 'b' as our answer?

The subject "The systematic clearing of forests" should be OUTSIDE the parralelsim structure:

The systematic clearing of forests not only did create, but also caused... this is correct. (subjuect outside).

However if you put the subject INSIDE the structure it should ideally be there in the second element (i,e, in but also) as well. (Remember the once out, twice in rule for parallelism).
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06 May 2018, 14:58
is not only X, but it also Y correct ?
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06 May 2018, 22:43
pranavpal wrote:
is not only X, but it also Y correct ?

Hi Pranav, which option are you referring to? The correct answer (option D) does not use this structure.
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01 Jun 2018, 11:06
This is a GMATPrep question and added the tag accordingly

Anyways, bumping this question because its really conceptual!
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29 Jun 2018, 10:36
it is meaning based......Otherwise B would have been correct..

D is the only sentence which is correct grammatically as well as meaning wise
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30 Jun 2018, 21:03
(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 caused erosion and very quickly deforested whole regions.

(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 caused erosion and very quickly deforested whole regions.

(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 caused erosion and very quickly deforested whole regions.

(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 caused erosion and very quickly deforested whole regions.

(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 caused erosion and very quickly deforested whole regions.
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