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# The key to Japan's worldwide commercial success is not so

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The key to Japan's worldwide commercial success is not so much goverment policy, although that too is a factor, but fierce domestic competition; after outpacing local rivals, firms often find that foreign competitors are simply no match for them

a) but fierce domestic competition

b) but domestic competition

c) but rather it is fierce domestic competition

d) as it is fierce domestic competition

e) as competition that is fierce domestically
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06 Nov 2004, 00:34
hmmm... i would go w/ e....
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06 Nov 2004, 03:35
Vote for "D" - it is about correct usage of idiom :
not so much X as Y. In this very case X and Y are noun clauses.
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06 Nov 2004, 06:06
E.
Not so much A as B is a correct usage.

But I cannot agree with Dharmin.
"not so much X as Y. In this very case X and Y are noun clauses."

X and Y should not be clauses. Moreover, in D, X is a noun and Y is a clause. Parallel problem!

When we use "not so A as B", B should be a caluse.
Example from my dic.: He is not so stupid as he looks.
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06 Nov 2004, 19:47
Thanks,

the OA is E.
06 Nov 2004, 19:47
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