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The final decades of the twentieth century not only saw an explosion of the literary production among women, but there was also an intense interest in the lives and works of women writers.


A. not only saw an explosion of the literary production among women, but there was also

B. not only saw an explosion of literary production in women, but there was also

C. saw not only an explosion of literary production among women, but also

D. saw not only an explosion of the literary production by women, but it also saw

E. saw not only an explosion of literary production by women, but also saw


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In A, B, and E there is no parallelism between the "not only...but also" construction.
In D there is the same problem as above and the "it" is not clear.
Right answer is C. "Not only an explosion...but also an intense..." is the correct usage of "not only...but also".
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Firstly determine whether the action saw will take up two objects or a second verb is necessary for the second object of the list.
As per meaning, saw can be the common verb for both the objects. So we are left with C, D and E. But hold on. D and E commits error in their second portion of the structure "verb + not only A but also B".
Only C gets it right.

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The final decades of the twentieth century not only saw an explosion of the literary production among women, but there was also an intense interest in the lives and works of women writers.


A. not only saw an explosion of the literary production among women, but there was also --> "not only .... but also ..." construction

B. not only saw an explosion of literary production in women, but there was also

C. saw not only an explosion of literary production among women, but also --> correct

D. saw not only an explosion of the literary production by women, but it also saw

E. saw not only an explosion of literary production by women, but also saw
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Answer C. Correct usage of " Not only X but also Y", X & Y are parallel.

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C

Not only X but also Y

The repetition of the verb is not neccesary since saw is before "not only".
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C is better option than others as it uses correct idiom. Option E is also tempting but it is not parallel, saw not only but also saw, it doesnot convey intended meaning. so C is winner.
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The final decades of the twentieth century not only saw an explosion of the literary production among women, but there was also an intense interest in the lives and works of women writers.


A. not only saw an explosion of the literary production among women, but there was also

Not Only X but also Y. X and Y must be parallel.

X - saw an explosion of the literary production among women ( starts with verb)

Y - an intense interest in the lives and works of women writers. (starts with noun)

Hence X & Y are not parallel


B. not only saw an explosion of literary production in women, but there was also
Same Error as in A

C. saw not only an explosion of literary production among women, but also

X - an explosion of literary production among women (starts with Noun)

Y - an intense interest in the lives and works of women writers. (starts with noun)

X & Y is parallel. - Correct


D. saw not only an explosion of the literary production by women, but it also saw

X - an explosion of literary production among women (starts with Noun)

Y - saw an intense interest in the lives and works of women writers. (starts with verb)

X & Y is not parallel


E. saw not only an explosion of literary production by women, but also saw

same error as in D..

IMO C
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This is a pretty straightforward one to tackle today, so let’s get started!

The final decades of the twentieth century not only saw an explosion of the literary production among women, but there was also an intense interest in the lives and works of women writers.

A. not only saw an explosion of the literary production among women, but there was also
B. not only saw an explosion of literary production in women, but there was also
C. saw not only an explosion of literary production among women, but also
D. saw not only an explosion of the literary production by women, but it also saw
E. saw not only an explosion of literary production by women, but also saw

The first thing you should have noticed is the use of the “not only X, but also Y” structure to each option. Whenever we see this, the first thing we should check is if X and Y are written using parallel structure! This is the most common issue with this type of question on the GMAT, so we’ll start there.

For the option to be parallel in structure, the word "saw" needs to be used the same way on both sides. If the word "saw" comes before the "not only," it does NOT need to be included in the second half. If the word "saw" comes after "not only," it MUST be included in the second half:

not only saw X, but also saw Y = PARALLEL
saw not only X, but also Y = PARALLEL
not only saw X, but also Y = NOT PARALLEL
saw not only X, but also saw Y = NOT PARALLEL

To make things a little easier, I added a few words after the underlined portion to help better see if things are parallel. Let's see how each option stacks up!

A. not only saw an explosion of the literary production among women, but there was also an intense interestNOT PARALLEL

B. not only saw an explosion of literary production in women, but there was also an intense interestNOT PARALLEL

C. saw not only an explosion of literary production among women, but also an intense interest PARALLEL
(this is CORRECT because both sides follow the “not only an…but also an…” structure)

D. saw not only an explosion of the literary production by women, but it also saw an intense interestNOT PARALLEL

E. saw not only an explosion of literary production by women, but also saw an intense interest NOT PARALLEL

There you have it! Option C is CORRECT because it is the only sentence that uses parallel structure for both parts of the “not only X, but also Y” idiomatic structure!


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Originally posted by EMPOWERgmatVerbal on 26 Jun 2018, 08:35.
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Answer C
More idiomatic "not only... but also"
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What is the difference between 'literary production among women' and ' literary production by women'?
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ruchisankrit wrote:
What is the difference between 'literary production among women' and ' literary production by women'?


Both have the same literal meaning i.e women produced literary.
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