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# The chemicals that enter your body by smoking cigarettes not only gath

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The chemicals that enter your body by smoking cigarettes not only gather in your lungs, thereby reducing the amount of air that you can absorb, and also damage or destroy sensitive tissue in your trachea and mouth.

(A) and also damage or destroy

(B) as well as damaging or destroying

(C) but they also cause damage or destroy

(D) but also damage or destroy

(E) but also causing damage or destroying

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16 Oct 2018, 07:23
Bunuel wrote:
The chemicals that enter your body by smoking cigarettes not only gather in your lungs, thereby reducing the amount of air that you can absorb, and also damage or destroy sensitive tissue in your trachea and mouth.

(A) and also damage or destroy

(B) as well as damaging or destroying

(C) but they also cause damage or destroy

(D) but also damage or destroy

(E) but also causing damage or destroying

Going with D

The chemicals that enter your body by smoking cigarettes not only gather in your lungs... but also damage or destroy sensitive tissue in your trachea and mouth.
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16 Oct 2018, 07:29
The chemicals that enter your body by smoking cigarettes not only gather in your lungs, thereby reducing the amount of air that you can absorb, and also damage or destroy sensitive tissue in your trachea and mouth.

(A) and also damage or destroy(use of and is not correct,not only x but also y is correct)

(B) as well as damaging or destroying(same as in A)

(C) but they also cause damage or destroy(not only x but also y is correct,use of they is incorrect)

(D) but also damage or destroy(correct)

(E) but also causing damage or destroying( parallelism is to be maintained,causing is wrong )

Choice D is correct.

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16 Oct 2018, 08:14
Option D
Correct Idiom : Not only verb...but also verb...
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16 Oct 2018, 08:15
The chemicals that enter your body by smoking cigarettes not only gather in your lungs, thereby reducing the amount of air that you can absorb, [url]and also damage or destroy[/url] sensitive tissue in your trachea and mouth.

(A) and also damage or destroy

(B) as well as damaging or destroying

(C) but they also cause damage or destroy

(D) but also damage or destroy

(E) but also causing damage or destroying

the idiom is not only x but also y

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16 Oct 2018, 13:57
The chemicals that enter your body by smoking cigarettes not only gather in your lungs, thereby reducing the amount of air that you can absorb, and also damage or destroy sensitive tissue in your trachea and mouth.

(A) and also damage or destroy
- BUT ALSO is required.

(B) as well as damaging or destroying
- BUT ALSO is required.

(C) but they also cause damage or destroy
- BUT ALSO is required.

(D) but also damage or destroy
CORRECT
Not only X but also Y is correctly used here.
X and Y are parallel. X = gather in your lungs, Y = cause damage or destroy

(E) but also causing damage or destroying
Not only X but also Y is correctly used here.
X and Y are not parallel. X = gather in your lungs, Y = causing damage or destroying

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17 Oct 2018, 03:43
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The chemicals that enter your body by smoking cigarettes not only gather in your lungs, thereby reducing the amount of air that you can absorb, and also damage or destroy sensitive tissue in your trachea and mouth.

(A) and also damage or destroy

(B) as well as damaging or destroying

(C) but they also cause damage or destroy

(D) but also damage or destroy

(E) but also causing damage or destroying

MANHATTAN REVIEW OFFICIAL EXPLANATION:

This sentence has to do with another common idiomatic phrase: not only, but also. Eliminate A, B and C. It also has to do with parallel structure. Choice E does not complete the sentence by using a structure parallel to the earlier part of the sentence. ‘Gather’ is not parallel to ‘causing damage and destroying’. Choice D is the correct answer.
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