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The proposed urban development zones do not represent a new principle; it was
employed in "Operation Bootstrap" in Puerto Rico.
(A) do not represent a new principle; it
(B) represent not a new principle, but one that
(C) are not a new principle; the same one
(D) are not a new principle, but one that
(E) are not new in principle; it
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Re: SC awkward ? [#permalink] New post 24 Mar 2011, 00:24
agree its an awkward but the god thng is it boils dwn to options A and B, rest all seem to suggest the zones themselves are the prciples.
it in A can refer to priciple or urban developmnt.
also B shows the contrast by using but. so went for b though it dorsnt sound good.

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The proposed urban development zones do not represent a new principle; it was
employed in "Operation Bootstrap" in Puerto Rico.
(A) do not represent a new principle; it
(B) represent not a new principle, but one that
(C) are not a new principle; the same one
(D) are not a new principle, but one that
(E) are not new in principle; it

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Re: SC awkward ? [#permalink] New post 24 Mar 2011, 03:20
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While musing over the topic, I had only one thought in front. The urban zones are not a new principle ‘but’ an old one. There is a contrast manifest in the clause. Hence the choice falls on either B or D. IMO B is better because, physical things such as zones may not become as such a new principle but at best may represent a new principle.
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Re: SC awkward ? [#permalink] New post 24 Mar 2011, 09:05
+1 B

It keeps the meaning and sense of the sentence.
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Re: SC awkward ? [#permalink] New post 25 Mar 2011, 03:27
Very awkward question. What is the source of this question?
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Re: The proposed urban development zones do not represent a new [#permalink] New post 05 Oct 2013, 07:59
+1 for B. As the topic suggest, it is a odds and end question, but more than that it is a meaning questions. Only B reflects the intended meaning of the sentence.
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Re: The proposed urban development zones do not represent a new [#permalink] New post 25 Dec 2014, 00:24
The it in the 2nd part represents new principle. So C,D,E are out. now from A and B. Ot of both A nad B option B seems more logical and meaningful and gramatically correct.
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