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The Alzheimer's Association, founded in 1980, aspires to find treatment not only that could prevent the onset of Alzheimer's, but lessening its symptoms for those who are already inflicted with this terrible disease.

A. find treatment not only that can prevent the onset of Alzheimer's, but lessening its symptoms

B. find treatment that can not only prevent the onset of Alzheimer's, but also lessen its symptoms

C. find treatment that not only can prevent the onset of Alzheimer's, but also to lessen its symptoms

D. that being a treatment that can not only prevent the onset of Alzheimer's, but lessening its symptoms

E. being a treatment that can not only prevent the onset of Alzheimer's, but also lessen its symptoms

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The Alzheimer's Association, founded in 1980, aspires to find treatment not only that could prevent the onset of Alzheimer's, but lessening its symptoms for those who are already inflicted with this terrible disease.

A. find treatment not only that can prevent the onset of Alzheimer's, but lessening its symptoms

B. find treatment that can not only prevent the onset of Alzheimer's, but also lessen its symptoms

C. find treatment that not only can prevent the onset of Alzheimer's, but also to lessen its symptoms

D. that being a treatment that can not only prevent the onset of Alzheimer's, but lessening its symptoms

E. being a treatment that can not only prevent the onset of Alzheimer's, but also lessen its symptoms

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Confused between B and C here?

Originally posted by goobo on 03 Jan 2019, 08:40.
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Imo B

A. find treatment not only that can prevent the onset of Alzheimer's, but lessening its symptoms ----incorrect, wrong usage of not only...but also

B. find treatment that can not only prevent the onset of Alzheimer's, but also lessen its symptoms ---correct

C. find treatment that not only can prevent the onset of Alzheimer's, but also to lessen its symptoms ---incorrect, wrong usage og not only..but also

D. that being a treatment that can not only prevent the onset of Alzheimer's, but lessening its symptoms ---incorrect, wrong usage of not only but also

E. being a treatment that can not only prevent the onset of Alzheimer's, but also lessen its symptoms ---incorrect, wrong usage of not only but also

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Imo B

A. find treatment not only that can prevent the onset of Alzheimer's, but lessening its symptoms ----incorrect, wrong usage of not only...but also

B. find treatment that can not only prevent the onset of Alzheimer's, but also lessen its symptoms ---correct

C. find treatment that not only can prevent the onset of Alzheimer's, but also to lessen its symptoms ---incorrect, wrong usage og not only..but also

D. that being a treatment that can not only prevent the onset of Alzheimer's, but lessening its symptoms ---incorrect, wrong usage of not only but also

E. being a treatment that can not only prevent the onset of Alzheimer's, but also lessen its symptoms ---incorrect, wrong usage of not only but also

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Isn't choice B not parallel?
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The Alzheimer's Association, founded in 1980, aspires to find treatment not only that could prevent the onset of Alzheimer's, but lessening its symptoms for those who are already inflicted with this terrible disease.

A. find treatment not only that can prevent the onset of Alzheimer's, but lessening its symptoms ( placement of not only is incorrect, construction is not parallel)

B. find treatment that can not only prevent the onset of Alzheimer's, but also lessen its symptoms ( correct)

C. find treatment that not only can prevent the onset of Alzheimer's, but also to lessen its symptoms (parallelism is not maintained)

D. that being a treatment that can not only prevent the onset of Alzheimer's, but lessening its symptoms ( incorrect because of parallelism issue,use of being is also incorrect)

E. being a treatment that can not only prevent the onset of Alzheimer's, but also lessen its symptoms ( use of being is incorrect , be verb is required before being)

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Yash312 wrote:
Imo B

A. find treatment not only that can prevent the onset of Alzheimer's, but lessening its symptoms ----incorrect, wrong usage of not only...but also

B. find treatment that can not only prevent the onset of Alzheimer's, but also lessen its symptoms ---correct

C. find treatment that not only can prevent the onset of Alzheimer's, but also to lessen its symptoms ---incorrect, wrong usage og not only..but also

D. that being a treatment that can not only prevent the onset of Alzheimer's, but lessening its symptoms ---incorrect, wrong usage of not only but also

E. being a treatment that can not only prevent the onset of Alzheimer's, but also lessen its symptoms ---incorrect, wrong usage of not only but also

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Isn't choice B not parallel?


Choice B is parallel....
please read it slowly
Option B: find treatment that can not only prevent the onset of Alzheimer's( verbed phrase), but also lessen its symptoms (verbed phrase)

in such parallel structures, read slowly and try to make sure that PARALLEL AND LOGICAL go together
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Yash312 wrote:
Imo B

A. find treatment not only that can prevent the onset of Alzheimer's, but lessening its symptoms ----incorrect, wrong usage of not only...but also

B. find treatment that can not only prevent the onset of Alzheimer's, but also lessen its symptoms ---correct

C. find treatment that not only can prevent the onset of Alzheimer's, but also to lessen its symptoms ---incorrect, wrong usage og not only..but also

D. that being a treatment that can not only prevent the onset of Alzheimer's, but lessening its symptoms ---incorrect, wrong usage of not only but also

E. being a treatment that can not only prevent the onset of Alzheimer's, but also lessen its symptoms ---incorrect, wrong usage of not only but also

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Isn't choice B not parallel?


Choice B is parallel....
please read it slowly
Option B: find treatment that can not only prevent the onset of Alzheimer's( verbed phrase), but also lessen its symptoms (verbed phrase)

in such parallel structures, read slowly and try to make sure that PARALLEL AND LOGICAL go together


I'm referring to the word to before find. Wouldn't you need to find...to lessen to be parallel?
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The Alzheimer's Association, founded in 1980, aspires to find treatment not only that could prevent the onset of Alzheimer's, but lessening its symptoms for those who are already inflicted with this terrible disease.

A. find treatment not only that can prevent the onset of Alzheimer's, but lessening its symptoms

B. find treatment that can not only prevent the onset of Alzheimer's, but also lessen its symptoms

C. find treatment that not only can prevent the onset of Alzheimer's, but also to lessen its symptoms

D. that being a treatment that can not only prevent the onset of Alzheimer's, but lessening its symptoms

E. being a treatment that can not only prevent the onset of Alzheimer's, but also lessen its symptoms



First remove D and E because using BEING to modify the association as a treatment is wrong on so many levels.

Next lets test out NOT ONLY X BUT ALSO Y

A is wrong because it fails to maintain this idiom

C is wrong for the same reason because CAN is after the not only in the first part of the sentence, we need another transitive verb after the BUT ALSO

B) CORRECT, maintains idiom perfectly, meaning is clear
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Parallelism Marker: Not only X but also Y

A. find treatment not only that can prevent the onset of Alzheimer's, but lessening its symptoms [Incorrect Parallelism]

B. find treatment that can not only prevent the onset of Alzheimer's, but also lessen its symptoms [Perfect]

C. find treatment that not only can prevent the onset of Alzheimer's, but also to lessen its symptom [Incorrect Parallelism]

D. that being a treatment that can not only prevent the onset of Alzheimer's, but lessening its symptoms [Incorrect Parallelism]

E. being a treatment that can not only prevent the onset of Alzheimer's, but also lessen its symptoms [Wrong Meaning: The Alzheimer's Association does not aspire to be a treatment]
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I'm referring to the word to before find. Wouldn't you need to find...to lessen to be parallel?


In this sentence, the parallelism is to be maintained inside the 'that clause':
...treatment that can not only prevent...but also lessen...

'to find' and 'to lessen' will in fact break the parallelism between 'can prevent' and 'can lessen'.

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The Alzheimer's Association, founded in 1980, aspires to find treatment not only that could prevent the onset of Alzheimer's, but lessening its symptoms for those who are already inflicted with this terrible disease.

A. find treatment not only that can prevent the onset of Alzheimer's, but lessening its symptoms

B. find treatment that can not only prevent the onset of Alzheimer's, but also lessen its symptoms

C. find treatment that not only can prevent the onset of Alzheimer's, but also to lessen its symptoms

D. that being a treatment that can not only prevent the onset of Alzheimer's, but lessening its symptoms

E. being a treatment that can not only prevent the onset of Alzheimer's, but also lessen its symptoms

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A - not only x but also Y construct is not parallel here - incorrect

B - correct not only X but also Y construction

C - verb vs infinitive - incorrect

D -Association doesnt want to be treatment it wants find a treatment - incorrect

E - Association doesnt want to be treatment it wants find a treatment - incorrect
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The Alzheimer's Association, founded in 1980, aspires to find treatment not only that could prevent the onset of Alzheimer's, but lessening its symptoms for those who are already inflicted with this terrible disease.

A. find treatment not only that can prevent the onset of Alzheimer's, but lessening its symptoms

B. find treatment that can not only prevent the onset of Alzheimer's, but also lessen its symptoms

C. find treatment that not only can prevent the onset of Alzheimer's, but also to lessen its symptoms

D. that being a treatment that can not only prevent the onset of Alzheimer's, but lessening its symptoms

E. being a treatment that can not only prevent the onset of Alzheimer's, but also lessen its symptoms

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there are simple grammatical rules we can use.The sentence uses the common construction not only… but also…, the section that comes after “not only” and the section that comes after “but also” have to be parallel, meaning the verb “lessening” should be changed to “lessen” to match the previous verb “prevent”. In addition, “find treatment” introduces a new part to the sentence; therefore “that” should come after “treatment.”
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