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Not only is her brother an academic All-American,

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Not only is her brother an academic All-American, but he
is the captain of the lacrosse team.


A. but he is the captain of the lacrosse team.

B. but he was the captain of the lacrosse team.

C. also he is the captain of the lacrosse team.

D. but he is also the captain of the lacrosse team.

E. but he is also the captain of the lacrosse team as well.
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Not only X, but Also Y is the right structure of the sentence.

Option D is the correct choice.

"But he is also the captain of the team"

Option A, C - wrong structure.
Option B - Past tense
Option E - Unwanted "as well"
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Not only is her brother an academic All-American, but he
is the captain of the lacrosse team.


A. but he is the captain of the lacrosse team. Same as C

B. but he was the captain of the lacrosse team. Same as C

C. also he is the captain of the lacrosse team. improper, needs to be "Not only...but also"

D. but he is also the captain of the lacrosse team.

E. but he is also the captain of the lacrosse team as well. "as well" is redundant

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Answer D
- The error in this sentence hinges around the idiomatic not only…but also phrase. The sentence as written does not include "also," so choice (A) is incorrect. Choice (B) changes the verb tense, which could still be correct, but fails to include the necessary "also." Choice (C) includes "also," but eliminates "but," leaving an equally incorrect not only…also phrase. (D) correctly includes the not only…but also phrase, completing the sentence as required. Choice (E) also includes the not only…but also phrase, but adds "as well," creating redundancy.

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avohden wrote:
Not only is her brother an academic All-American, but he
is the captain of the lacrosse team.


A. but he is the captain of the lacrosse team.

B. but he was the captain of the lacrosse team.

C. also he is the captain of the lacrosse team.

D. but he is also the captain of the lacrosse team.

E. but he is also the captain of the lacrosse team as well.


the correct idiom is "not only x but [also] y"

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New post 20 Sep 2017, 03:33
Correct use of idiom is : Not only X, but also Y
A,B,C are directly out
Between D and E, 'as well' in Option E is redundant. Hence correct choice is D.

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