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Some historians of science have argued that science moves forward not so much because of the insights of great thinkers but because of more mundane developments, such as improved tools and technologies.

(A) because of the insights of great thinkers but because of
(B) because of the insights of great thinkers as the result of
(C) because of the insights of great thinkers as because of
(D) through the insights of great thinkers but through
(E) through the insights of great thinkers but result from
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01 Jun 2005, 20:07
it should be C (not so much because of....as because of) for parallelism!
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02 Jun 2005, 17:00
OA is C. parallel structure.

HIMALAYA wrote:
Some historians of science have argued that science moves forward not so much because of the insights of great thinkers but because of more mundane developments, such as improved tools and technologies.
(C) because of the insights of great thinkers as because of
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02 Jun 2005, 17:12
Yes .. Answer has to be "C"

Parallelism is the reason
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05 Jun 2005, 12:59
HIMALAYA wrote:
Some historians of science have argued that science moves forward not so much because of the insights of great thinkers but because of more mundane developments, such as improved tools and technologies.

(A) because of the insights of great thinkers but because of
(B) because of the insights of great thinkers as the result of
(C) because of the insights of great thinkers as because of
(D) through the insights of great thinkers but through
(E) through the insights of great thinkers but result from

I'm not so sure the OA is correct. I think it should be A. And here is why: From a "meaning" perspective the author is trying to employ a contrast. He is saying you dont need "high level thinking" but "mundane" stuff.

Himalaya, if you dont mind me asking, what is the source of this question?
In order to demonstrate the contrast you need to have "but" and not "as".

Anyone care to comment on this ?
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05 Jun 2005, 19:00
gmataquaguy wrote:
HIMALAYA wrote:
Some historians of science have argued that science moves forward not so much because of the insights of great thinkers but because of more mundane developments, such as improved tools and technologies.

(A) because of the insights of great thinkers but because of
(B) because of the insights of great thinkers as the result of
(C) because of the insights of great thinkers as because of
(D) through the insights of great thinkers but through
(E) through the insights of great thinkers but result from

I'm not so sure the OA is correct. I think it should be A. And here is why: From a "meaning" perspective the author is trying to employ a contrast. He is saying you dont need "high level thinking" but "mundane" stuff.

Himalaya, if you dont mind me asking, what is the source of this question?
In order to demonstrate the contrast you need to have "but" and not "as".

Anyone care to comment on this ?

pls note that we have so much in the not underlined part. so we need as to complete the correct idiom. and also it should be parallel. therefore, it should be C.

if need more explanation, we should request paul, supercat, honghu, saurabhmalpani, banerjee, vithal, praveen, ywilfred and other SC experts.

it is from a collection of some SC questions, which i got from one of my friend.
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05 Jun 2005, 21:08
HIMALAYA wrote:
Some historians of science have argued that science moves forward not so much because of the insights of great thinkers but because of more mundane developments, such as improved tools and technologies.

(C) because of the insights of great thinkers as because of

Sometimes you can over-think these bad boys. I'd see no reason to dispute the OA (C), it's just a standard not so much x as y construction.

I'd think any philosophical argument you'd use to attack that, could equally be used to attack any other not so much x as y construction, and that would just get you into trouble.
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i was fooled!!!!!!!

i thought the idiom was Not X but Y
but we have a middleman here. Not SO MUCH X but Y

so the Not X but Y has to look like this to stand
Not so much because of but so much because of

so the correct idiom (that i never seen before) is not so much X as Y
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