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According to criminologists, the cause of riots among many segments of the population is not so much that rioters are being primed for violent behavior by their parents or to rebel against oppressive regimes by the media as that the rioters are spontaneously spurred to action by a specific incident.

*the cause of riots among many segments of the population is not so much that rioters are being primed for violent behavior by their parents or to rebel against oppressive regimes by the media
*the cause of riots among many segments of the population is not as much their being primed for violent behavior by their parents or rebelling against oppressive regimes by the media as much
*it is not so much the cause of riots among many segments of the population that they are being primed for violent behavior by their parents or rebelling against oppressive regimes by the media as much
*it is not so much that the cause of riots among many segments of the population is their being primed for violent behavior by their parents or rebelling against oppressive regimes by the media so much
*it is not so much the cause of riots among many segments of the population to be primed for violent behavior by their parents or to rebel against oppressive regimes by the media
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17 Jul 2010, 12:34
Will go with A . What is the source and OA?
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17 Jul 2010, 19:31
we are comparing two causes....so the idiom as much as has to be used. So eleminating A, C, D and E. Only option left for me is B but that also seems incorrect. OA plz.
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17 Jul 2010, 20:25
A is perfect. so x that y is the idiom. That kills B, C, D and E. Kinda simple.
C,D and E - use the placeholder "it" which is wordy. But 3:2 split leaves A,B in one group and C,D and E in other group. So A was straight !
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18 Jul 2010, 11:31
it is definitely between A and B. Will go with B. what is the OA?
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19 Jul 2010, 09:50
OA is B Guys!
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29 Jul 2010, 22:34
completely bowled ....could not read the question also properly because of its length and went for E ....don't find any option good
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