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# The energy source on Voyager2 is not a nuclear reactor, in

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The energy source on Voyager2 is not a nuclear reactor, in which atoms are actively broken apart; rather a kind of nuclear battery that uses natural radioactive decay to produce power.
(A) apart; rather
(B) apart, but rather
(C) apart, but rather that of
(D) apart, but that of
(E) apart: it is that of

What is the difference between A and B? (rather and but rather) Also, anything matters with the use of either ; or , ?
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07 Jun 2004, 08:07
I would strongly recommend not post answers right away.Give a day or so for others to respond and then post the answer and the question.

Knowing answer right away makes you not think at all.
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07 Jun 2004, 14:01
rrr wrote:
The energy source on Voyager2 is not a nuclear reactor, in which atoms are actively broken apart; rather a kind of nuclear battery that uses natural radioactive decay to produce power.
(A) apart; rather
(B) apart, but rather
(C) apart, but rather that of
(D) apart, but that of
(E) apart: it is that of

What is the difference between A and B? (rather and but rather) Also, anything matters with the use of either ; or , ?

nah, its about parallelism. not + one thing, but + another thing

we need to connect the two clauses by a subordinating conjunction. "but" is a subordinating conjunction and functions to connect the two clauses together.

A is wrong because the semicolon can be use to connect only independent clauses. it is not so in A. clause starting with A is dependent clause.

hope this helps
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Re: SC: rather/but rather   [#permalink] 07 Jun 2004, 14:01
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