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could somebody please help me with the explaination of this one?

The energy source of Voyager II is not a nuclear reactor, in which atoms are actively broken apart; rather a kind of nuclear battery that uses natural radioactive decey to produce power.
a. apart; rather
b. apart, but rather
c. apart, but rather that of
d. apart, but that of
e. apart; it is that of
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This is a comparison issue. The two comparables are (a) nuclear rector and (b) nuclear battery. The comparison is not between the reactor and something of the battery; that is the reason that C, D and E are straight out.

The idiom is ‘this is not x but rather y ' and the the contrast conjunction ‘but’ is essential to instill the contrast. Choice A, by missing the contrast marker ‘but’, is wrong; B is the correct choice.
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Re: BUT RATHER [#permalink] New post 05 Jan 2011, 09:50
all agreed......but the only issues i was facing was with the idiom.....isnt the use of "but" and "rather" together makes it redundant? thanks for ur replies though.....
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Re: BUT RATHER [#permalink] New post 08 Jan 2011, 00:05
Idioms are a weird lot. Some idioms blatantly violate established norms.

e.g. a noun in a prepositional phrase can become the subject of a sentence in some idiomatic expressions :P

So you just gotta take it like it is and stick to standard usage!
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