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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that during the years 2011 through 2014, 36.5% of U.S. adults showed characteristics of obesity, a condition that is explained not just because of people having a poor diet and lacking exercise but by environmental factors and genetics.

(1) a condition that is explained not just because of people having a poor diet and lacking exercise but by environmental factors and
(2) a condition that is explained not just by a poor diet and lack of exercise but also by environmental factors and
(3) a condition occurring not just because of people having a poor diet and lacking exercise but because of people being influenced also by environmental factors and
(4) which occurs not just because of diet and lack of exercise but environmental factors and also
(5) which occurs not just because of people having a poor diet and lacking exercise but because of environmental factors and also

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I'm not able to eliminate 3 and 5 option. Official reasoning in Princeton material for the question seems wrong.
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Why option 3 is better choice than option 5. It seems option 5 better option than any one
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Why option 3 is better choice than option 5. It seems option 5 better option than any one


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Choice A: No. The list including having a poor diet and lacking exercise and environmental factors and genetics is not parallel. Explained… because of is redundant. Parallel construction. Redundancy.

Choice B: Correct.

Choice C: No. The verb occurring and the conjunction phrase and also are not parallel. Parallel construction.

Choice D: No. The verb occurs and the conjunction phrase and also are not parallel. Parallel construction. +Change of Meaning (Diet Not same as poor diet)

Choice E: No. The verb occurs, the list including having a poor diet and lacking exercise and environmental factors and genetics, and the conjunction phrase and also are not parallel. Parallel construction.

In 3&5, I couldn't find out parallelism issue
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Hmm, I wonder if those explanations were written by some new algorithm. :-D

C) First, the combination of "not just" and "but" doesn't work. We need "but also" to make it clear that we aren't contrasting the two sides, but rather saying "It's not JUST x; it's ALSO y." Throwing in "also" much later (after "influenced") makes no sense. Also, this option says that "people" are "influenced by environmental factors and genetics." These things may cause obesity, but it doesn't make sense to say that they influence people.

E) This has the same "not just"/"but" problem. We don't want to say that obesity is caused by "people having a poor diet and lacking exercise." This is saying that obesity is caused by "people." The other parts both just modify "people." Besides, not even "having a poor diet" is the cause--the poor diet itself is.
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I should add that this question is a blatant copy of an official question:

https://gmatclub.com/forum/in-2000-a-me ... 45461.html
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Is this question serving as an exception to the parallel form Not only but also. In that case B is incorrect since it lacks this accepted form. kindly help
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There is no requirement that the words "but also" always be preceded by "not only." However, if we start by saying "not only" or "not just," we should follow with "but also."
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