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Kansas Republican Nancy Kassebaum, one of only two women in the U.S. Senate in 1992, said she did not so much wish for more women senators but more moderate Republican ones.

(A) did not so much wish for more women senators but more moderate Republican ones
(B) wished not so much for more senators who were women than moderate Republicans
(C) did not wish so much for more women senators as for more moderate Republicans
(D) did not wish for more women senators so much as moderate Republicans
(E) wished for more senators who are moderate Republicans than women

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07 Aug 2008, 21:33
Kansas Republican Nancy Kassebaum, one of only two women in the U.S. Senate in 1992, said she did not so much wish for more women senators but more moderate Republican ones.

(A) did not so much wish for more women senators but more moderate Republican ones
(B) wished not so much for more senators who were women than moderate Republicans
(C) did not wish so much for more women senators as for more moderate Republicans-MEANING DISTORTED
(D) did not wish for more women senators so much as moderate Republicans-||LISM LACKING
(E) wished for more senators who are moderate Republicans than women

IMO E

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07 Aug 2008, 21:34
IMO C.

A. you need " for" after but
E. you need "for" after than
C. has the "but"
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08 Aug 2008, 08:50
OA is C
Anyways i would like to know the flaw in E
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08 Aug 2008, 13:44
spriya wrote:
OA is C
Anyways i would like to know the flaw in E

(E) wished for more senators who are moderate Republicans than women

E changes the meaning saying that she outright wished for more moderate Republicans than women. But the original sentece says she would rather wish for more moderate Republicans than women. Sorry, this is my best explanation
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08 Aug 2008, 13:53
E changes the meaning. In the original, Kassebaum is wishing for one general thing: Senators, but wishing for different types of them. She doesn't want just women senators, she wants them to be moderate Republican ones.

How does E change this meaning?

In E, she wished for one thing: senators that are moderate Republicans. E presents the alternative as "women".

E tries to imply "than women [senators]." but doesn't get the job done. It is not clear. In E, Kassebaum seems to be wishing for moderate Republicans that are women OR men, but in the original sentence, she is wishing for women that are moderate REpublicans.

spriya wrote:
Kansas Republican Nancy Kassebaum, one of only two women in the U.S. Senate in 1992, said she did not so much wish for more women senators but more moderate Republican ones.

(A) did not so much wish for more women senators but more moderate Republican ones
(B) wished not so much for more senators who were women than moderate Republicans
(C) did not wish so much for more women senators as for more moderate Republicans
(D) did not wish for more women senators so much as moderate Republicans
(E) wished for more senators who are moderate Republicans than women

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08 Aug 2008, 18:14
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E changes the meaning. In the original, Kassebaum is wishing for one general thing: Senators, but wishing for different types of them. She doesn't want just women senators, she wants them to be moderate Republican ones.

How does E change this meaning?

In E, she wished for one thing: senators that are moderate Republicans. E presents the alternative as "women".

E tries to imply "than women [senators]." but doesn't get the job done. It is not clear. In E, Kassebaum seems to be wishing for moderate Republicans that are women OR men, but in the original sentence, she is wishing for women that are moderate REpublicans.

spriya wrote:
Kansas Republican Nancy Kassebaum, one of only two women in the U.S. Senate in 1992, said she did not so much wish for more women senators but more moderate Republican ones.

(A) did not so much wish for more women senators but more moderate Republican ones
(B) wished not so much for more senators who were women than moderate Republicans
(C) did not wish so much for more women senators as for more moderate Republicans
(D) did not wish for more women senators so much as moderate Republicans
(E) wished for more senators who are moderate Republicans than women

1)She didnt wish so much for x as for y
2)she wished for y rather than for x

3)she wished for more z who are y than x

1) , 2) are same
but 3)is not .

got it .
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