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# According to Henry David Thoreau, the reason a majority is

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According to Henry David Thoreau, the reason a majority is allowed to rule is not that it is more likely to be right, but because it is stronger.

(B) a majority is allowed to rule not because it is more likely to be right, but because it is stronger
(D) the majority is allowed to rule because of its strength, not because it is more likely to be right

Is there any oder in which 'because, not because' shoould be used?

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11 Sep 2006, 02:18
quasars wrote:
According to Henry David Thoreau, the reason a majority is allowed to rule is not that it is more likely to be right, but because it is stronger.

(B) a majority is allowed to rule not because it is more likely to be right, but because it is stronger
(D) the majority is allowed to rule because of its strength, not because it is more likely to be right

Is there any oder in which 'because, not because' shoould be used?

Going with B.

not because of A, but because of B is idiomatically correct. More importantly in this case, A and B must be parallel constructs

In D
of its strength is not || with it is more likely to be right

consider B:
it is more likely to be right || with it is stronger

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11 Sep 2006, 23:25
Trying posting all the options. That way there will be more healthy discussion and you will also learn as to why other options are wrong.
Keep posting and nice questions.
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