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The use of the scientific method is key to the success of the social sciences; not only does the method lend an air of legitimacy to the so-called “soft sciences,” but also it can be used to quantify certain aspects of social research.

1) not only does the method lend an air of legitimacy to the so-called “soft sciences,” but also it can be used to quantify certain aspects of social research
2) the method not only lends an air of legitimacy to the so-called “soft sciences,” but also quantifies certain aspects of social research
3) the method not only lends an air of legitimacy to the so-called “soft sciences,” it also quantifies certain aspects of social research
4) not only does the method lend an air of legitimacy to the so called “soft sciences,” but also it does quantify certain aspects of social research
5) not only does the method lend an air of legitimacy to the so called “soft sciences,” but also does the method allow the quantifying of certain aspects of social research

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04 Jul 2011, 05:25
Ans B

C is ruled out because idiomatically wrong. "not only...but also" is the correct usage.
D seems wordy and awkward. "but also it does quantify"?
A also is wordy in a similar manner."but also it can be used to quantify". also A is not parrallel.
E redundantly uses "the method" twice when once can be enough.
B is lucid and clear.

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04 Jul 2011, 08:36
Not only.. but also..
B supports that grammatically & logically.
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04 Jul 2011, 08:50
The use of the scientific method is key to the success of the social sciences; not only does the method lend an air of legitimacy to the so-called “soft sciences,” but also it can be used to quantify certain aspects of social research.

1) not only does the method lend an air of legitimacy to the so-called “soft sciences,” but also it can be used to quantify certain aspects of social research
2) the method not only lends an air of legitimacy to the so-called “soft sciences,” but also quantifies certain aspects of social research
3) the method not only lends an air of legitimacy to the so-called “soft sciences,” it also quantifies certain aspects of social research
4) not only does the method lend an air of legitimacy to the so called “soft sciences,” but also it does quantify certain aspects of social research
5) not only does the method lend an air of legitimacy to the so called “soft sciences,” but also does the method allow the quantifying of certain aspects of social research

Only B fulfills. "not only"... "but also". The 2nd independent clause is properly presented.
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