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Many experts regarded the increase in credit card borrowing in March not as a sign that households were pressed for cash and forced to borrow, rather a sign of confidence by households that they could safely handle new debt.

A rather a sign of confidence by households that they could safely
B yet as a sign of households' confidence that it was safe for them to
C but a sign of confidence by households that they could safely
D but as a sign that households were confident they could safely
E but also as a sign that households were confident in their ability safely to
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12 May 2012, 00:39
D it is.

Parallelism: 'not as'......'but as'
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Correct idiom is As x as y.
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22 May 2012, 04:26
pretty simple.. D. you need to introduce with an opposing word so 'But'. within options CDE, D has perfect parallelism.
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Ok the D Clears the parallelism issue but isn't the construction "households were confident they could safely" is a bit awkward without a "that " between confident and they??? ( "households were confident that they could safely....")
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11 Jun 2012, 04:20
Ok the D Clears the parallelism issue but isn't the construction "households were confident they could safely" is a bit awkward without a "that " between confident and they??? ( "households were confident that they could safely....")

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true, but we need to choose the best option of the given ones & thus D wins = parallelism wins
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Ok the D Clears the parallelism issue but isn't the construction "households were confident they could safely" is a bit awkward without a "that " between confident and they??? ( "households were confident that they could safely....")

Hi there,
Your doubt is pretty valid. Generally two indepedent clauses are joined together by using a conjunction. Here "that" is the conjunction that should be joining these two ICs. However, many a times "that" is dropped between two ICs when the meaning is absolutely clearly.
For example:
She told me she would call at 5 pm.
Joe mentioned the party was at his place.

Even if both these sentences lack "that", they are not ambiguous in their meaning.

Use of "that" is imperative when it is used as relative pronoun.
For example:
Joe gave me a book that was lying in his room for six months now.

Hope this helps.
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Regarding this solution Mike Mcgarry from magoosh has peovided an wasy solution.
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18 Jul 2013, 02:51
not as a ....... but as a

Many experts regarded the increase in credit card borrowing in March not as a sign that households were pressed for cash and forced to borrow, rather a sign of confidence by households that they could safely handle new debt.

A rather a sign of confidence by households that they could safely
B yet as a sign of households' confidence that it was safe for them to
C but a sign of confidence by households that they could safely
D but as a sign that households were confident they could safely
E but also as a sign that households were confident in their ability safely to

so D is correct one
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27 Jul 2013, 18:33
Manyexperts regarded the large increase in credit card borrowing in Marchnot as asign that households were pressed for cash and forced to borrow, rather a sign of confidence bv households that thev could safely handle new debt.

(A) rather a sign of confidence by households thatthey could safely (B) yet as a sign of households' confidence that itwas safe for them to
(C) but a sign ofconfidence byhouseholds that theycould safely
(D) but as a sign that households were confidentthey could safely
(E) but also as a sign that households wereconfident in their ability safely to

the answer is D, i know i can pick the right answer by using "not as... but as". my question is what is wrong with the A AND B meaningly? what does "the prepsition by does not express the idea that households are confident. The placement of the restrictive clause that they could safely handle new debt after households could also cause confusion."mean???

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28 Jul 2013, 06:16
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Many experts regarded the increase in credit card borrowing in March not as a sign that households were pressed for cash and forced to borrow, rather a sign of confidence by households that they could safely handle new debt.

A rather a sign of confidence by households that they could safely
B yet as a sign of households' confidence that it was safe for them to
C but a sign of confidence by households that they could safely
D but as a sign that households were confident they could safely
E but also as a sign that households were confident in their ability safely to

This question is simply testing your idiom ability. The correct idiom is "not as a but as a" and remember to keep parallelism in mind . On scanning all the choices you have only option D adhering to the above rule.

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Manyexperts regarded the large increase in credit card borrowing in Marchnot as asign that households were pressed for cash and forced to borrow, rather a sign of confidence bv households that thev could safely handle new debt.

(A) rather a sign of confidence by households thatthey could safely (B) yet as a sign of households' confidence that itwas safe for them to
(C) but a sign ofconfidence byhouseholds that theycould safely
(D) but as a sign that households were confidentthey could safely
(E) but also as a sign that households wereconfident in their ability safely to

the answer is D, i know i can pick the right answer by using "not as... but as". my question is what is wrong with the A AND B meaningly? what does "the prepsition by does not express the idea that households are confident. The placement of the restrictive clause that they could safely handle new debt after households could also cause confusion."mean???

Hi There,

In A) rather is used to express preference. Now to explain what is wrong with A, look at the non-underlined part. It gives you a clue of what kind of construction is required. Both the options are simply not adhering to Idiom and parallelism.

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28 Jul 2013, 08:00
not X but y
x= as a NOUN
y= as a NOUN
so parallel structure
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paras123 wrote:
Ok the D Clears the parallelism issue but isn't the construction "households were confident they could safely" is a bit awkward without a "that " between confident and they??? ( "households were confident that they could safely....")

hi,

BUT I have TWO questions with A:
1) OG says: "The placement of the restrictive clause that they could safely handle new debt after households could also cause confusion."
WHY this is a restrictive clause and HOW it causes confusion?

2) the preposition by does not express the idea that households are confident. (WHY??)

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Many experts regarded the increase in credit card borrowing in March not as a sign that households were pressed for cash and forced to borrow, rather a sign of confidence by households that they could safely handle new debt.
A rather a sign of confidence by households that they could safely
B yet as a sign of households' confidence that it was safe for them to
C but a sign of confidence by households that they could safely
D but as a sign that households were confident they could safely
E but also as a sign that households were confident in their ability safely to

I could spot the correct answer to this question on the basis of correct usage of idiom "not as..but as". However, I could not understand the issues pointed out by OG in its explanation.

A> how placement of "by" between confidence and household and placement of restrictive clause "that they could safely" confuses the idea of the sentence

B> how "it was safe for them" modifies the meaning

C> usage of "by" is incorrect (Same as option A)

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paras123 wrote:
Ok the D Clears the parallelism issue but isn't the construction "households were confident they could safely" is a bit awkward without a "that " between confident and they??? ( "households were confident that they could safely....")

hi,

BUT I have TWO questions with A:
1) OG says: "The placement of the restrictive clause that they could safely handle new debt after households could also cause confusion."
WHY this is a restrictive clause and HOW it causes confusion?

2) the preposition by does not express the idea that households are confident. (WHY??)

Ple explain
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26 Nov 2013, 03:41
egmat wrote:
Your doubt is pretty valid. Generally two indepedent clauses are joined together by using a conjunction. Here "that" is the conjunction that should be joining these two ICs. However, many a times "that" is dropped between two ICs when the meaning is absolutely clearly.
For example:
She told me she would call at 5 pm.
Joe mentioned the party was at his place.

Helo egmat, my understanding is that "she told me" and "Joe mentioned" are "dependent clauses" and not "independent clauses". Let us know.
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BUT I have TWO questions with A:
1) OG says: "The placement of the restrictive clause that they could safely handle new debt after households could also cause confusion."
WHY this is a restrictive clause and HOW it causes confusion?

I think what it means is that the way "that" is currently positioned in A seems to suggest that "that" is incorrectly used as a "restrictive clause" ("that" is restrictively modifying "households"), while the actual intention of the sentence is that "that" should be used as a conjunction ("confident that").
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Many experts regarded the increase in credit card borrowing in March not as a sign that households were pressed for cash and forced to borrow, rather a sign of confidence by households that they could safely handle new debt.
A rather a sign of confidence by households that they could safely
B yet as a sign of households' confidence that it was safe for them to
C but a sign of confidence by households that they could safely
D but as a sign that households were confident they could safely
E but also as a sign that households were confident in their ability safely to

I could spot the correct answer to this question on the basis of correct usage of idiom "not as..but as". However, I could not understand the issues pointed out by OG in its explanation.

A> how placement of "by" between confidence and household and placement of restrictive clause "that they could safely" confuses the idea of the sentence

B> how "it was safe for them" modifies the meaning

C> usage of "by" is incorrect (Same as option A)

Hi there,

The official explanations refer to the fact that in options A, B and C, the meaning is not entirely clear. In A and C, "they could safely handle new debt" refers to households rather than to what households are confident about. "They could safely" should modify what the households are confident about, not the households themselves. Placing "confident" after "households" rectifies this problem, since the modifier is now closer to "confident" than to "households".

Option B does not even make it clear that the households were responsible for safely handling new debt. It could also mean that someone else had made it possible for the households to safely handle new debt.

I hope this helps with your doubt!

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Many experts regarded the increase in credit card borrowing in March not as a sign that households were pressed for cash and forced to borrow, rather a sign of confidence by households that they could safely handle new debt.

A rather a sign of confidence by households that they could safely
B yet as a sign of households' confidence that it was safe for them to
C but a sign of confidence by households that they could safely
D but as a sign that households were confident they could safely
E but also as a sign that households were confident in their ability safely to

Idiom: regard...as
Parallelism: AS a sign that households... but AS a sign that households...

A. rather is not the correct word.
B. wordy
C. not parallel
D. correct
E. but also: expresses the addition. The sentence expresses the contrary.
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not as..., but as... is the right construction.
Only D follows this rule.
So, the correct answer is D.
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