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Market research has shown that the newest model of E-Phone [#permalink] New post 22 Jul 2010, 10:39
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Market research has shown that the newest model of E-Phone gained widespread popularity not due to technical superiority but through seamless and intuitive design.
A. gained widespread popularity not due to technical superiority but through seamless
B. gained widespread popularity not only due to technical superiority but also through seamless
C. did not gain widespread popularity due to technical superiority but through seamless
D. did not gain widespread popularity in consideration of technical superiority but rather due to seamless
E. gaining widespread popularity not due to technical superiority but also through seamless
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Re: SC question [#permalink] New post 22 Jul 2010, 11:25
this one was tricky, especially for me, since I've went through and memorized a bunch of the idioms already so upon first sight I knew what I was looking for.

the idiom "not X but rather Y" seem to fit here but once you look at D, the wording of it is just awkward so that couldn't be it.

B changed the statements around a little bit in comparison to the other so that's out.

So you're down to A, C, and E.

In E, "gaining" doesn't really work. I don't know the right term for it but it doesn't sound right because I guess "gaining" is something that is continuing in present and in the context of this sentence it doesn't work.

A and C now.

In C, "did not" is cumbersome as compared to A, which just used "not"

Although both A and C sounded pretty damn right to be, it starts getting pretty technical and knit-picking once you get down to the nitty gritty. I ended up choosing A just because of that little bit.
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Re: SC question [#permalink] New post 23 Jul 2010, 20:49
can someone explain why is B incorrect?
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Re: SC question [#permalink] New post 24 Jul 2010, 02:05
I went with C :( .. W.r.t to B, i think it alters the Intent of the original sentence .. The sentence mentions that the popularity was not because of XYZ, but because of ABC. in B it says, the popularity was not only because of XYZ but also because of ABC.

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Re: SC question [#permalink] New post 24 Jul 2010, 04:19
If you read the sentence at one go, it sounds correct as is...
IMO A... not due to... but through.. almost follow the //el form
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Re: SC question [#permalink] New post 29 Jul 2010, 07:39
A........perfect ...others were not fitting
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Re: SC question [#permalink] New post 29 Jul 2010, 07:42
seekmba wrote:
can someone explain why is B incorrect?

changes he intended meaning ..........

A. gained widespread popularity not due to technical superiority but through seamless
B. gained widespread popularity not only due to technical superiority but also through seamless.....it adds that popularity is also due to technical superiority ........
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Re: SC question [#permalink] New post 14 Aug 2010, 19:02
C is not parralel.

Parts between "not" and "but" should be parrallel.
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Re: SC question [#permalink] New post 14 Aug 2010, 20:07
sridhar wrote:
I went with C :( .. W.r.t to B, i think it alters the Intent of the original sentence .. The sentence mentions that the popularity was not because of XYZ, but because of ABC. in B it says, the popularity was not only because of XYZ but also because of ABC.

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Re: SC question [#permalink] New post 14 Aug 2010, 22:20
Good Q...+1 for A....Was down to A or C, went for A gladly!!
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Re: SC question [#permalink] New post 15 Aug 2010, 12:34
Is it a kind of idiom not due X to but through Y??
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Re: SC question [#permalink] New post 15 Aug 2010, 14:16
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C is not parralel.

Parts between "not" and "but" should be parrallel.


C. did not gain widespread popularity due to technical superiority but through seamless

Gain / Due aren't parallel? It seems that these are parallel to me.. someone please elaborate.
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