ACT Aspire English Tip

Published on Tuesday, July 26th, 2016 by

She not only met her deadline for the seemingly impossible project but also helped her colleagues who were scrambling to finish their work on other assignments.

A. NO CHANGE

B. but also did she

C. project she

D. project but she

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The correct answer is A. Choice B is incorrect because it creates a run-on sentence and adds the unnecessary words also and did, making the sentence sound awkward and unclear. Choice C is incorrect because it also creates a run on sentence. Choice D, too, creates a run-on sentence and does not use the proper idiom for the phrase, not only/but also. Choice A properly uses this idiomatic conjunction in the most clear and concise way without creating a run-on sentence.