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Not only gas stoves but also electric stoves provide an excellent solution for cooking purposes although more gas stoves are being bought by consumers.

a. Not only gas stoves but also electric stoves provide an excellent solution for cooking purposes although more gas stoves are being bought by consumers
b. Not only gas stoves but electric stoves provide an excellent solution for cooking purposes too although more consumers buy gas stoves
c. Although more gas stoves are being bought by consumers, not only gas stoves but also electric stoves provide an excellent solution for cooking purposes
d. Not only gas stoves but also electric stoves provide an excellent solution for cooking purposes although more consumers buy gas stoves
e. Gas stoves but also electric stoves provide an excellent solution for cooking purposes although more consumers buy gas stoves

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23 Apr 2016, 10:16
Options B and E can be eliminated because they are idiomatically incorrect.

Options A and C can be eliminated because usage of being doesn't communicate the intended meaning correctly. It appears as though the consumers are buying the gas stoves when the statement was made.

Option D clearly communicates the intended meaning and is more direct than options A and C.
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Not only gas stoves but also electric stoves provide an excellent solution for cooking purposes although more gas stoves are being bought by consumers.

a. Not only gas stoves but also electric stoves provide an excellent solution for cooking purposes although more gas stoves are being bought by consumers
b. Not only gas stoves but electric stoves provide an excellent solution for cooking purposes too although more consumers buy gas stoves
c. Although more gas stoves are being bought by consumers, not only gas stoves but also electric stoves provide an excellent solution for cooking purposes
d. Not only gas stoves but also electric stoves provide an excellent solution for cooking purposes although more consumers buy gas stoves
e. Gas stoves but also electric stoves provide an excellent solution for cooking purposes although more consumers buy gas stoves

Isn't using for + purpose in a sentence redundant?
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01 Feb 2019, 00:59
Mahmud6 The construction "for ___ purposes" is pretty common, and not particularly problematic. This is not a great SC question, but I wouldn't fault D for that usage.
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01 Feb 2019, 06:04
Although in (A) the usage of "are being bought" may seem inopportune, I still prefer it.
Answer (D) changes a little bit the meaning by switching "more gas stoves are being bought by consumers" with "more consumers buy gas stoves": therefore, answer (A) is in my opinion prefereble, being also gramatically corrent.
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26 Aug 2019, 14:18
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Although in (A) the usage of "are being bought" may seem inopportune, I still prefer it.
Answer (D) changes a little bit the meaning by switching "more gas stoves are being bought by consumers" with "more consumers buy gas stoves": therefore, answer (A) is in my opinion prefereble, being also gramatically corrent.

Can someone help me on this? I am also thinking on the same lines. More gas stoves vs More consumers is kind of a meaning change. I boiled down to A and D but picked A.
I would not have picked D just because it is concise; It is not an absolute rule.

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28 Aug 2019, 23:55
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It's important to keep in mind that "changes the meaning" is not a valid objection to an answer, if by that we mean "differs in meaning from A." There is nothing special about answer choice A. We might just as well say that it changes the meaning of D.

Also, while the distinction of more stoves vs. more consumers can present a meaning issue in theory, here there is really not a significant difference. It's not as if consumers buy many stoves per year.
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