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There is no real conflict between nature and nurture; most biologists

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There is no real conflict between nature and nurture; most biologists agree that the environment not only shapes the growth of an individual, but it also affects the expression of the individual’s genes.
A. not only shapes the growth of an individual, but it also affects
B. does shape the growth of an individual, but it also affects
C. is shaping the growth of an individual, it also affects
D. not only shapes the growth of an individual, but also affecting
E. is shaping the growth of an individual and it is also affecting

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Re: There is no real conflict between nature and nurture; most biologists  [#permalink]

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There is no real conflict between nature and nurture; most biologists agree that the environment not only shapes the growth of an individual, but it also affects the expression of the individual’s genes.
A. not only shapes the growth of an individual, but it also affects
B. does shape the growth of an individual, but it also affects
C. is shaping the growth of an individual, it also affects
D. not only shapes the growth of an individual, but also affecting
E. is shaping the growth of an individual and it is also affecting

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the correct idiom is NOT ONLY X BUT ALSO Y....but here it says enviornment not only X but "it" also....all other do not highlight the contrst so are eaisly elliminated...I guess through ellimination we get A...else none of the above.
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the correct idiom is NOT ONLY X BUT ALSO Y....but here it says enviornment not only X but "it" also


The logic here was not clear to me regarding the use of "it". I can't parse out the grammar at play when "it" is inserted into the idiom. I know that "it" is referring back to a proper noun, however, when doing a comparison like this, would not the idiom structure be sufficient?

Also in the comment there was this distinction made about contrast:

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all other do not highlight the contrst so are eaisly elliminated


Would it really matter that the sentence is "contrasting" and not "comparing"?

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Idiom - NOT ONLY X but ALSO Y

Also It is clearly referring to the environment.
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New post 25 Jul 2017, 19:33
Agreed that A is best choice albeit still has error in "not only...but also..." idiom

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New post 23 Nov 2017, 11:53
McGraw-Hill's GMAT is an unreliable source. This question should be put in the archive so that more space will be used for more gmat-like questions.
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