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460. It could be argued that the most significant virtue of a popular democracy is not the right to participate in the selection of leaders, but rather that it affirms our importance in the scheme of things.

(A) but rather that it affirms
(B) but rather its affirmation of
(C) but rather it’s affirmation in terms of
(D) but instead of that, its affirming that
(E) affirming rather
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B for me...i think the idiom is affirmition of...
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B it is..

proper idiom Not X but Y
A,D, E are out

C uses elliptical subject+verb (it's instead of its)

So B it is.
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The OA is B.
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460. It could be argued that the most significant virtue of a popular democracy is not the right to participate in the selection of leaders, but rather that it affirms our importance in the scheme of things.

(A) but rather that it affirms
(B) but rather its affirmation of
(C) but rather it’s affirmation in terms of
(D) but instead of that, its affirming that
(E) affirming rather


Not X but rather Y- X here is right to .... so Y must be "Affirmation". B fulfills the criteria and looks good comared with other options..
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