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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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The ans looks like D.What is the OA?

not only A....but also B should be used when both A and B are presented in a positive manner or negative manner.
Since it is a mix of both in this case you have to show contrast using 'but'

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The ans looks like D.What is the OA?

not only A....but also B should be used when both A and B are presented in a positive manner or negative manner.
Since it is a mix of both in this case you have to show contrast using 'but'

Same view...D is the best looking at the context.

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It should be between D and E :roll:

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 -Incorrect, gave should be give

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 - I would prefer a present participle form "giving" instead of "which gave"

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 -Introducing sentence fragmentation.

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

Out of D, E :?:
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In D - Does "IT" have clear antecedent?

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I came down to B and D but don't know how to decide between these two..

B -- grammatically correct (not only "Past verb" ...but also "Past verb")..
D -- I couldn't find any mistakes as well.

should I give higher priority to the option that uses idiom?

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It is D

Logically the 2 parts are showing a contrast, on one hand, clearing of forests was beneficial, but it was harmful on the other. D brings out this contrast well with a single "but"

Not only X but also Y is used to present 2 similar effects, for eg: not only did X create farmland, but it also gave inexpensive furniture.

E too has the not only..But.. construction. so its wrong

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It is D


Not only X but also Y is used to present 2 similar effects, for eg: not only did X create farmland, but it also gave inexpensive furniture.


nice. thanks for the explanation. I am going to make a note of it.

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nice. thanks for the explanation. I am going to make a note of it.

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The ans looks like D.What is the OA?

not only A....but also B should be used when both A and B are presented in a positive manner or negative manner.
Since it is a mix of both in this case you have to show contrast using 'but'


The OA is D.

Thanks for the explanation. I was wondering why B could be incorrect, your explanation makes it clear now.

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It should be between D and E :roll:

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 -Incorrect, gave should be give



In A, I think did create and gave are parallel. Opinions? but yes it is still not an answer
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Not only did the systematic clearing of forest in the United States create farmland (especially in the Northeast) and gave consumers relatively inexpensive house and furniture, but it also caused erosion and very quickly deforested whole regions.

A. Not only did the systematic clearing of forest in the United States create farmland (especially in the Northeast) and gave consumers relatively inexpensive house and furniture, but it also
B. Not only did the systematic clearing of forest 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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The idiom is not only but also.
However, OA is D, which says not only but it also.
Could anybody explain that?
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According to my understanding, the following construcions are...

NOT ONLY X BUT ALSO Y: CORRECT
NOT ONLY X BUT IT/THEY ALSO Y: INCORRECT
NOT ONLY X BUT Y: CORRECT
X, BUT Y: CORRECT
X, BUT ALSO Y: CORRECT
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According to my understanding, the following construcions are...

NOT ONLY X BUT ALSO Y: CORRECT
NOT ONLY X BUT IT/THEY ALSO Y: INCORRECT
NOT ONLY X BUT Y: CORRECT
X, BUT Y: CORRECT
X, BUT ALSO Y: CORRECT
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The idiom is not only but also.
However, OA is D, which says not only but it also.
Could anybody explain that?
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Hi Noboru ..

Just see the question from a different perspective ... Not only ...but also in question does not necessarily means that we need to correct thisidiom only ....
in my mind I flipped the sentence .. hence selected D ...
Note that D does not use any idiom.... So
I have removed the the idiom , my sentence is in Active poice ,, the two parts of my sentence are parallel....hene opted for D

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I read it on a forum somewhere..

Not only... But also ... is basically used when both the clauses have the same note i.e. either positive or negative..

Eg: Not only did he score well, but also he topped the exams.

However, in the above sentence, both the clauses are contrasting in the mood.. thus, D choice fits the mood perfectly.. :)
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D for me.

The sentence is saying that 'systematic clearing of forests' had couple good effect but it had couple bad effects also.

good effects --> created farmland and gave inexpensive furniture and houses

But

bad effects --> caused erosion and deforested whole regions.

D. The systematic clearing of forests in the United States created farmland and gave consumers relatively inexpensive houses and furniture, but it also caused erosion and deforested whole regions.

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Starting to understand this.

Is For B, is "which" used incorrectly? i.e. relates to Farmland instead of the systemic.. and also "but also caused erosion" incorrect also?

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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.
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(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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