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# SC Dental problem

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21 Jan 2005, 07:25
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238. Dental caries and gingivitis can be exacerbated not only by the foods patients eat but also by when the patients eat them.
(A) not only by the foods patients eat but also by when the patients eat them
(B) by not only the foods patients eat but also by when the patients eat them
(C) not only by the foods patients eat but also by time when the foods are eaten
(D) by not only the foods that are eaten by patients but also by the times the foods are eaten
(E) not only by what patients eat but also by when they eat it
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21 Jan 2005, 07:30
E is the most concise and uses not only/but also idiomatically and //y.

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21 Jan 2005, 07:45
A & B are not //
C & D use passive form in the second part of the clause.

Only E is concise and avoid //ism issues

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21 Jan 2005, 08:53
saurya_s wrote:
Why A is not parallell guys?
S

saurya, This should be of the form 'not only by X but also by Y' where X & Y should be parallel but in 'A' these are not parallel becos X is 'the foods patients eat' and Y is 'when the patients eat them'

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21 Jan 2005, 08:58
HI Surya,

Not only x but also y,

THe main subject in x in option A is food
and the main subject in y is patients

where as in E

both x and y are having patients as their main subjects...
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21 Jan 2005, 08:58
HI Surya,

Not only x but also y,

THe main subject in x in option A is food
and the main subject in y is patients

where as in E

both x and y are having patients as their main subjects...
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21 Jan 2005, 08:58
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