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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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10 Jun 2007, 14:51
C. It uses the correct idiom not so much X as Y. It is parallel as well.
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10 Jun 2007, 20:48
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C. It uses the correct idiom not so much X as Y. It is parallel as well.

Right on the spot. Not So Much X(because of...) as Y(because of...)
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11 Jun 2007, 02:28
(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

A, B , D & E - Eliminate - Wrong Idiom/lack of ||ism.

C - Correct.

Correct idiom not so much X as Y
Also X & Y in this case are ||.

Hence C is the answer.
11 Jun 2007, 02:28
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