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Undergoing a gastric bypass is to commit to a new lifestyle

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Undergoing a gastric bypass is to commit to a new lifestyle not only because they will no longer be permitted to eat large portions of food at one sitting, nor will they be allowed to consume foods high in sugar or fat.

a)Undergoing a gastric bypass is to commit to a new lifestyle not only because they will no longer be permitted to eat large portions of food at one sitting, nor will they
b)Undergoing a gastric bypass is committing to a new lifestyle not only because they will no longer be permitted to eat large portions of food at one sitting, but also they will not
c)Undergoing a gastric bypass is to commit to a new lifestyle because the patient not only will no longer be permitted to eat large portions of food at one sitting but also they will not
d)To undergo a gastric bypass is to commit to a new lifestyle not only because the patient will no longer be permitted to eat large portions of food at one sitting, nor will they
e)To undergo a gastric bypass is to commit to a new lifestyle because the patient not only will no longer be permitted to eat large portions of food at one sitting but also will not

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New post 25 Aug 2015, 00:26
in A and B 'they' pronoun doesn't have a noun to refer to.
in C 'they' a plural pronoun referring to singular noun 'the patient'
in D not noly ....nor is wrong
only E remains ..

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Undergoing a gastric bypass is to commit to a new lifestyle not only because they will no longer be permitted to eat large portions of food at one sitting, nor will they be allowed to consume foods high in sugar or fat.

a)Undergoing a gastric bypass is to commit to a new lifestyle not only because they will no longer be permitted to eat large portions of food at one sitting, nor will they
b)Undergoing a gastric bypass is committing to a new lifestyle not only because they will no longer be permitted to eat large portions of food at one sitting, but also they will not
c)Undergoing a gastric bypass is to commit to a new lifestyle because the patient not only will no longer be permitted to eat large portions of food at one sitting but also they will not
d)To undergo a gastric bypass is to commit to a new lifestyle not only because the patient will no longer be permitted to eat large portions of food at one sitting, nor will they
e)To undergo a gastric bypass is to commit to a new lifestyle because the patient not only will no longer be permitted to eat large portions of food at one sitting but also will not


Correct Idiom - Not Only..But Also. Hence, E is the right choice.
A and B have incorrect usage of pronoun "they" as it does not have any antecedent.
C is out because of parallelism error and also because they is referring to singular noun, patient.
D is out because of wrong idiom - not only..nor will they

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