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    #1

    Not only...but also

    I am aware that not only X but also Y is a correct idiom. However, I am not sure whether 'not only to X but to Y also'. is correct or not.
    Here is an example:
    They decided not only to start a diet, ______ join an exercise class also.
    a. But to
    b. But also to
    c. But
    d. None

    The correct answer in the key is b, but I strongly feel that it should be a. Thoughts?

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    #2

    Re: Not only...but also

    As it is presented, with "also" at the end, it should be a.

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    #3

    Re: Not only...but also

    I'm inclined to think that the 'also' at the end is an error , ie. that the writer didn't intend it to be there.

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