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Recently physicians have determined that stomach ulcers are [#permalink] New post 07 Jul 2006, 08:20
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Recently physicians have determined that stomach ulcers are not caused by stress, alcohol, or rich foods, but a bacterium that dwells in the mucous lining of the stomach.
A. not caused by stress, alcohol, or rich foods, but
B. not caused by stress, alcohol, or rich foods, but are by
C. caused not by stress, alcohol, or rich foods, but by
D. caused not by stress, alcohol, and rich foods, but
E. caused not by stress, alcohol, and rich foods, but are by
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 [#permalink] New post 07 Jul 2006, 08:55
I like C.


Maintains the parallelism.

verb....not X, but Y.
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 [#permalink] New post 07 Jul 2006, 11:19
caused "by" blah and "by" blah to maintain ||sm so left with B C and E

B has 2 problems
1) "not caused by stress but are by...." ulcers are either caused or not caused by blah-blah... wrong placement of NOT puts stress on CAUSED
2) "ulcers not caused by X but are by Y" for ||sm ARE is not necessary here

E corrects the 1st problem, but maintains 2nd

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 [#permalink] New post 08 Jul 2006, 21:24
OA is C.

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 [#permalink] New post 08 Jul 2006, 21:30
C it is.

Between B and C. C has the correct construction of "not by X, but by Y"
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 [#permalink] New post 09 Jul 2006, 22:54
Will go with C.

Not by X but by Y ........ maintains ||ism
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Re: SC : ETS [#permalink] New post 10 Jul 2006, 00:20
freetheking wrote:
Recently physicians have determined that stomach ulcers are not caused by stress, alcohol, or rich foods, but a bacterium that dwells in the mucous lining of the stomach.
A. not caused by stress, alcohol, or rich foods, but
B. not caused by stress, alcohol, or rich foods, but are by
C. caused not by stress, alcohol, or rich foods, but by
D. caused not by stress, alcohol, and rich foods, but
E. caused not by stress, alcohol, and rich foods, but are by


C.. "caused" is common.. caused not by .. caused by ..
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 [#permalink] New post 10 Jul 2006, 00:24
Straight C.

caused not by.......but by

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 [#permalink] New post 11 Jul 2006, 08:51
OA is C

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 [#permalink] New post 11 Jul 2006, 09:00
Very late but...

C. caused not by stress, alcohol, or rich foods, but by
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Re: SC : ETS [#permalink] New post 11 Jul 2006, 09:20
freetheking wrote:
Recently physicians have determined that stomach ulcers are not caused by stress, alcohol, or rich foods, but a bacterium that dwells in the mucous lining of the stomach.
A. not caused by stress, alcohol, or rich foods, but
B. not caused by stress, alcohol, or rich foods, but are by
C. caused not by stress, alcohol, or rich foods, but by
D. caused not by stress, alcohol, and rich foods, but
E. caused not by stress, alcohol, and rich foods, but are by


All are incorrect except for C. The correct form should be [participle] + not by A but by B. E.g.

My breakfast was stolen not by Laurel but by Hardy.
The poem was written not by Alex but by Joseph.
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