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Typically, people think of genius, whether it manifests itself in Mozart composing symphonies at age five or Einstein's discovery of relativity, as having a quality not just of the supernatural but also they are eccentric.

A. as having a quality not just of the supernatural but also they are eccentric.
B. as having two qualities, being that they are both supernatural as well as eccentric
C. as having a quality not just of the supernatural but also of the eccentric
D. as having a quality not just of the supernatural but also another quality, that is, eccentricity
E. as it has two qualities, not only supernatural but as well eccentric

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C. as having a quality not just of the supernatural but also of the eccentric....Only option that maintains parallelism...


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Typically, people think of genius, whether it manifests itself in Mozart composing symphonies at age five or Einstein's discovery of relativity, as having a quality not just of the supernatural but also they are eccentric.

A. as having a quality not just of the supernatural but also they are eccentric. - not parallel
B. as having two qualities, being that they are both supernatural as well as eccentric - both..and.. is the correct idiom
C. as having a quality not just of the supernatural but also of the eccentric - CORRECT
D. as having a quality not just of the supernatural but also another quality, that is, eccentricity - not parallel
E. as it has two qualities, not only supernatural but as well eccentric - not only.. but as well is not correct idiom
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The right answer in my view is option C.

The right idiom is not just x but also y or not only x but also y or both x and y. x and y have to be parallel.
In option A, x: of the supernatural, a prepositional phrase, and y: they are eccentric, a clause. x and y are not parallel. A prepositional phrase cannot be parallel to a clause. Eliminate A.

Option B: The idiom is both x and y and not both x as well as y. We can eliminate B.

Option D: We don't need to repeat the quality again after but also since quality comes before not just. Eliminate D

Option E: not only x but as well eccentric is not correct idiomatically. Eliminate E.

The right answer is option C. The right construct for the idiom is used. not just of the supernatural but also of the eccentric. x: of the supernatural, a prepositional phrase, and y: of the eccentric, a prepositional phrase. x and y are both prepositional phrases, hence parallel.
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Parallelism: .... not just of .... but also of .... -> Correct

A. as having a quality not just of the supernatural but also they are eccentric. --> not parallel
B. as having two qualities, being that they are both supernatural as well as eccentric --> both .....'and' is correct, both ..... 'as well as' is wrong
C. as having a quality not just of the supernatural but also of the eccentric --> Correct
D. as having a quality not just of the supernatural but also another quality, that is, eccentricity --> Not parallel
E. as it has two qualities, not only supernatural but as well eccentric --> Not parallel

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error type co relative conjunction not only x but also y..

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as having a quality not just of the supernatural but also of the eccentric


Typically, people think of genius, whether it manifests itself in Mozart composing symphonies at age five or Einstein's discovery of relativity, [url]as having a quality not just of the supernatural but also they are eccentric.
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A. as having a quality not just of the supernatural but also they are eccentric.
B. as having two qualities, being that they are both supernatural as well as eccentric
C. as having a quality not just of the supernatural but also of the eccentric
D. as having a quality not just of the supernatural but also another quality, that is, eccentricity
E. as it has two qualities, not only supernatural but as well eccentric
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Issue of parallelism. Not just of x but also if y. Hence c

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Typically, people think of genius, whether it manifests itself in Mozart composing symphonies at age five or Einstein's discovery of relativity, as having a quality not just of the supernatural but also they are eccentric.

A. as having a quality not just of the supernatural but also they are eccentric
B. as having two qualities, being that they are both supernatural as well as eccentric
C. as having a quality not just of the supernatural but also of the eccentric
D. as having a quality not just of the supernatural but also another quality, that is, eccentricity
E. as it has two qualities, not only supernatural but as well eccentric


MEANING: people think of genius as having two qualities
IDIOM: not just X but also Y

A. "not just of the supernatural but also THEY ARE eccentric" not parallel and unintended;
B. "being that they are BOTH supernatural AS WELL AS eccentric" nonsensical and unidiomatic (both x AND y);
D. "not just of the supernatural but also ANOTHER QUALITY, that is, eccentricity" not parallel and unintended;
E. "as it [genius] has two qualities, not only supernatural but AS WELL eccentric" nonsensical and unidiomatic (not only x but ALSO);

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Typically, people think of genius, whether it manifests itself in Mozart composing symphonies at age five or Einstein's discovery of relativity, as having a quality not just of the supernatural but also they are eccentric.

Pure play of parallelism of 'not just' … 'but also'

A. as having a quality not just of the supernatural but also they are eccentric--- unparallel. (Not only preposition...but also clause). out.

B. As having two qualities, being that they are both supernatural as well as eccentric --- 'being that' is a modifier and hence wrong. 2. Genius is singular but 'they' is plural -- see the pronoun 'it' just after genius. Out.

C. as having a quality not just of the supernatural but also of the eccentric --- correct choice

D. as having a quality not just of the supernatural but also another quality, that is, eccentricity---unparallel, 'not just of'…' but also another'.

E. as it has two qualities, not only supernatural but as well eccentric--- There is no such conjunction 'as not only' … 'but as well'.
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Typically, people think of genius, whether it manifests itself in Mozart composing symphonies at age five or Einstein's discovery of relativity, as having a quality not just of the supernatural but also they are eccentric.

A. as having a quality not just of the supernatural but also they are eccentric.
B. as having two qualities, being that they are both supernatural as well as eccentric
C. as having a quality not just of the supernatural but also of the eccentric
D. as having a quality not just of the supernatural but also another quality, that is, eccentricity
E. as it has two qualities, not only supernatural but as well eccentric


Error Analysis:

1. Sentence uses the idiom "not only X but also Y" but does maintain a proper parallel structure as "of the supernatural", a prepositional phrase, is not parallel to "they are eccentric", which is a clause.

Process of Elimination:

A. Wrong. As explained above.
B. Wrong. "both" requires "and" and not "as well as". Anyway, "and" and "as well" can't be used interchangeably. Also, this option incorrectly uses "being".
C. Correct.
D. Wrong. This option is wordy and does not maintain parallelism.
E. Wrong. Correct idiom is "not only X but also Y. This option uses the incorrect idiom "not only X but as well as Y". Also, "it" changes the intended meaning of the sentence.

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“Not just .... but also “ idiom ( parallel)

A) ... not just... but also ...
—>” of supernatural ” and “ they are” — not parallel
Incorrect

B) both ... and ... —> “supernatural “and “as well as ....” — not parallel
Incorrect

D) not just ... but also
—> “of the supernatural” and “another quality” — not parallel
Incorrect

E) not just... but also ...
—>” supernatural” and “ as well” — not parallel
Incorrect

C) ... not just of the supernatural but also of the eccentric ... —parallel

The correct is C

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A. as having a quality not just of the supernatural but also they are eccentric. -Incorrect X and Y are not parallel in "not just X but also Y" idiom here
B. as having two qualities, being that they are both supernatural as well as eccentric -Incorrect 1. being is used incorrectly here 2. "being..." describes one compound quality as opposed to the required two qualities.
C. as having a quality not just of the supernatural but also of the eccentric -Correct "not just of.. but also of.." is parallel
D. as having a quality not just of the supernatural but also another quality, that is, eccentricity -Incorrect Too wordy, not just X but also Y not parallel
E. as it has two qualities, not only supernatural but as well eccentric -Incorrect not only.. but incorrect idiom.
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Typically, people think of genius, whether it manifests itself in Mozart composing symphonies at age five or Einstein's discovery of relativity, as having a quality not just of the supernatural but also they are eccentric.

A. as having a quality not just of the supernatural but also they are eccentric.
B. as having two qualities, being that they are both supernatural as well as eccentric
C. as having a quality not just of the supernatural but also of the eccentric
D. as having a quality not just of the supernatural but also another quality, that is, eccentricity
E. as it has two qualities, not only supernatural but as well eccentric


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Correct Answer: C

This choice maintains the parallel structure necessary in a not only/but also construction. Choices a and d disrupt the parallel structure, and d is also wordy.
Choice b uses the grammatically incorrect phrase being that. Choice e has two problems. First, it creates an illogical sentence by changing as having to as it has.
If you eliminate the whether clause in the middle of the sentence, the core sentence would read Typically people think of genius as it has two qualities, not only supernatural but as well eccentric. Second, it changes not only/but also to not only/but as well an incorrect idiom
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