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The broad appeal of detective stories lies in the repetition of a familiar formula; the variations of skillful characterization and clever plot construction serve not so much to change the formula, but rather render it more appealing to even the most demanding reader.

A. so much to change the formula, but rather
B. as much to change the formula as
C. so much to change the formula, as rather to
D. so much to change the formula as to
E. as much to change the formula, but to
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Yes, sorry for not addressing that in the question....
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Yes, sorry for not addressing that in the question....


The idiomatic sentence structure here is "not so much to [X] as to [Y]"

This is an X&Y consistency question--but more importantly, you need to be familiar with this construct. You'll need the word "to" at the end--which (A) does not have but (D) does have.

Even if you're not sure about "as" versus "but"---knowing that both sides need to be consistent will help you eliminate (A) and focus on (C) and (D). Between the two, (D) is much cleaner and does not contain an unnecessary comma.

So (D) is the answer.


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