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Most teenagers struggle to be free

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Most teenagers struggle to be free

Post Thu Nov 02, 2017 4:36 am
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    Most teenagers struggle to be free both of parental domination but also from premature responsibilities.

    (A) both of parental domination but also from premature responsibilities.
    (B) both of parental domination and also from premature responsibilities.
    (C) both of parental domination and also of premature responsibilities.
    (D) both of parental domination and of premature responsibilities as well.
    (E) of parental domination and their premature responsibilities as well.

    What is wrong with the other Options?

    OA D

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    Post Thu Nov 02, 2017 6:05 am
    Here, we're dealing with the correct idiom Both X and Y.

    A. Both X but also Y is not idiomatic - we could have Both X and Y or Not only X but also Y, but this doesn't work. Eliminate.
    B and C. Both X and also Y is redundant and not idiomatic. Eliminate.
    D. Nothing wrong here.
    E. We lose our idiom here, and it isn't clear what "their" refers to. Eliminate.

    So D is our correct answer.

    I'm curious where this question comes from: the use of "as well" in the correct answer is still somewhat redundant with "both", but it's the only answer option that works.

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