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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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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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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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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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