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# The New York City Police Department was not only responsible for the m

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The New York City Police Department was not only responsible for the maintenance of order in the metropolitan area but also for rebuilding the bonds among the various ethnic groups.

(A) not only responsible for the maintenance of order in the metropolitan area but also for rebuilding the bonds

(B) responsible not only for maintaining order in the metropolitan area but also for rebuilding the bonds

(C) responsible not only for the maintenance of order in the metropolitan area and also for rebuilding

(D) responsible not only for the maintenance of order in the metropolitan area and also for the rebuilding of bonds

(E) not only responsible for maintaining order in the metropolitan area but also for rebuilding the bonds

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The New York City Police Department was not only responsible for the maintenance of order in the metropolitan area but also for rebuilding the bonds among the various ethnic groups.

(A) not only responsible for the maintenance of order in the metropolitan area but also for rebuilding the bonds
(B) responsible not only for maintaining order in the metropolitan area but also for rebuilding the bonds
(C) responsible not only for the maintenance of order in the metropolitan area and also for rebuilding
(D) responsible not only for the maintenance of order in the metropolitan area and also for the rebuilding of bonds
(E) not only responsible for maintaining order in the metropolitan area but also for rebuilding the bonds

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The New York City Police Department was not only responsible for the maintenance of order in the metropolitan area but also for rebuilding the bonds among the various ethnic groups.

Sentence has idiom error and parallel structure error.

Correct idiom form and parallel structure is --- Not only X---- But also Y

(A) not only responsible for the maintenance of order in the metropolitan area but also for rebuilding the bonds --- (Parallel structure error)
(C) responsible not only for the maintenance of order in the metropolitan area and also for rebuilding ------ (Idiom error)
(D) responsible not only for the maintenance of order in the metropolitan area and also for the rebuilding of bonds ------- (Idiom error)
(E) not only responsible for maintaining order in the metropolitan area but also for rebuilding the bonds ----- (Parallel structure error)

B has correct idiom and parallel structure.

(B) responsible not only for maintaining order in the metropolitan area but also for rebuilding the bonds.
(Not only for ------- But also for) ---- Correct form of idiom and parallel structure.

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