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A new genetically engineered papaya was produced not by seed companies who have been motivated by profit, which was the case with most genetically modified crops previously approved for commercial use, but university and United States Department of Agriculture researchers who allowed growers to use it free of charge.

A produced not by seed companies who have been motivated by profit, which was the case with most genetically modified crops previously approved for commercial use, but
B produced not by profit-motivated seed companies, the case with most genetically modified crops previously approved for commercial use, but
C produced not by profit-motivated seed companies, as was the case with most genetically modified crops previously approved for commercial use, but by
D not produced by profit-motivated seed companies, which was the case with most genetically modified crops previously approved for commercial use, but was produced by
E not produced by seed companies who have been motivated by profit, the case with most genetically modified crops previously approved for commercial use, but by

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New post 23 Jul 2005, 04:26
My answer is C. Nice question BTW.

C is concise and maintains the parallelism by using - "not by" "but by"

D comes close, but "not produced by" and "but produced by" is not parallel

I rejected A, B and E on the grounds that "the case with most genetically modified...." is awkward.

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New post 23 Jul 2005, 04:47
Barely managed to pick C.

Could eliminate D and E ,as "not produced"...would lead to "profit-minded companies still being responsible although they might not have produced them ( probably they acquired them ).

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New post 23 Jul 2005, 05:15
C

A and B - No. Lacks Parallel structure. Should be "but by"
C - Keep. Not happy with "profit-motivated". It should parallel "who allowed growers to use it free of charge".
D - No. Wordy.
E - No. "the case with most genetcally modified crops..." wrongly modifies the "the papaya was not produced by seed companies"


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New post 23 Jul 2005, 07:12
You are right, OA is C.
But well, from allthose explanations I cannot see the difference between В and C. I'm not a native speaker, so there's no difference for me between "not produced by" and "produced not by" ;)

Can anyone explain the difference more clearly? I would appreciate... :)

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New post 23 Jul 2005, 08:31
You need paralellism

Not by.... but by

B is missing a by after but.

Usually, you have to put the verb out and make the comparison by the predicate of the verb.

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B is missing a by after but.

A-a-a-a! Now I got the difference :) Thanks a lot!

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New post 23 Aug 2007, 05:04
Easy question.
You can make an idiom : not by X, but by Y - I think I met it in sentence correcton bible (Manhattan)
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THe option C maintains the parellelism perfectly and is concise and gives the intended meaning.

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parallelism - not by ....but by.. :-D
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A new genetically engineered papaya was produced not by seed companies who have been motivated by profit, which was the case with most genetically modified crops previously approved for commercial use, but university and United States Department of Agriculture researchers who allowed growers to use it free of charge.

A produced not by seed companies who have been motivated by profit, which was the case with most genetically modified crops previously approved for commercial use, but
B produced not by profit-motivated seed companies, the case with most genetically modified crops previously approved for commercial use, but
C produced not by profit-motivated seed companies, as was the case with most genetically modified crops previously approved for commercial use, but by
D not produced by profit-motivated seed companies, which was the case with most genetically modified crops previously approved for commercial use, but was produced by
E not produced by seed companies who have been motivated by profit, the case with most genetically modified crops previously approved for commercial use, but by

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Where a modifier is placed changes the meaning.

In D and E:
Not PRODUCED by seed companies.
Not modifies the verb: not THIS VERB but THAT VERB.
For example:
Not PRODUCED by seed companies but CONSUMED by seed companies.
Not PRODUCED by seed companies but OFFERED by seed companies.
Since the SC above is not comparing one action of seed companies to another action of seed companies, the placement of not before PRODUCED is incorrect.
Eliminate D and E.

Produced not BY SEED COMPANIES.
Not modifies the prepositional phrase: produced not BY THIS but BY THAT.
Produced not BY SEED COMPANIES but BY RESEARCHERS.
This is the intended meaning of the SC above.

In A, not by seed companies...but university and United States Department of Agriculture researchers lacks parallelism. Eliminate A.

In B, not by profit-motivated seed companies...but university and United States Department of Agriculture researchers lacks parallelism. Eliminate B.

The correct answer is C.

Only C offers the correct -- and parallel -- comparison:

...produced not by profit-motivated seed companies...but by university and United States Department of Agriculture researchers...
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