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# Around the World in 80 Questions (Day 4): Plant oils do not represent

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Plant oils do not represent a new attempt to replace fossil fuels; it was already made by Rudolf Diesel in 1912.

(A) do not represent a new attempt to replace fossil fuels; it
(B) are not a new attempt to replace fossil fuels; the same one
(C) represent not a new attempt to replace fossil fuels, but one that
(D) are not a new attempt to replace fossil fuels, but one that
(E) are not new as an attempt to replace fossil fuels; it

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A) do not represent a new attempt to replace fossil fuels; it
Incorrect."it" does not have a clear antecedent.

(B) are not a new attempt to replace fossil fuels; the same one
Incorrect. "The same one" is vague

(C) represent not a new attempt to replace fossil fuels, but one that
Correct. Grammatically and logically

(D) are not a new attempt to replace fossil fuels, but one that
Incorrect. The use of "are" suggests that plant oils themselves are the attempt to replace fossil fuels.

(E) are not new as an attempt to replace fossil fuels; it
Incorrect. 'it' is incorrect
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Plant oils do not represent a new attempt to replace fossil fuels; it was already made by Rudolf Diesel in 1912.

(A) do not represent a new attempt to replace fossil fuels; it
(B) are not a new attempt to replace fossil fuels; the same one
(C) represent not a new attempt to replace fossil fuels, but one that
(D) are not a new attempt to replace fossil fuels, but one that
(E) are not new as an attempt to replace fossil fuels; it

Explanation:
The sentence intends to convey the meaning that the attempt to replace fossil fuels by plant oils is not a new one, but such an attempt was already made by Rudolf Diesel in 1912.

(A) It is not clear what the pronoun "it" refers to - plant oils or attempt. Rejected.
(B) It is not clear what "the same one" refers to - plant oils or attempt. Rejected.
(C) Changes the intended meaning of the sentence by conveying that plant oils represent the attempt that was already made by Rudolph Diesel in 1912 Rejected.
(D) Same as (C). Rejected.
(E) Clearly expresses the intended meaning without any pronoun ambiguity.

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Plant oils do not represent a new attempt to replace fossil fuels; it was already made by Rudolf Diesel in 1912.

(A) do not represent a new attempt to replace fossil fuels; it
(B) are not a new attempt to replace fossil fuels; the same one
(C) represent not a new attempt to replace fossil fuels, but one that
(D) are not a new attempt to replace fossil fuels, but one that
(E) are not new as an attempt to replace fossil fuels; it
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Meaning is crucial to solve this question. Let's take a look at answer choices.
A - First part doesnt seem to contain any mistake, but what ''it'' refers to? It may refer to '' a new attempt'' . - keep it
B - ''Plant oils are not a new attempt'' - Intended meaning of the sentence has been altered - Illogic meaning. B is out
C- Correctly uses a structure '' not A , but B'' - keep it.
D - The same mistake as in B. D is out.
E - The same mistake as in B. Moreover, the sentence incorrectly uses ''as'' in this context. E is out.

C is our winner . It gives us intended meaning of the sentence that plant oils represent not a new attempt , but an old one which was already made by .....

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Plant oils do not represent a new attempt to replace fossil fuels; it was already made by Rudolf Diesel in 1912.

(A) do not represent a new attempt to replace fossil fuels; it – it goes back to plant oil

(B) are not a new attempt to replace fossil fuels; the same one – the same one no proper reference

(C) represent not a new attempt to replace fossil fuels, but one that – plant oils do not represent an attempt. - wordy

(D) are not a new attempt to replace fossil fuels, but one that - correct

(E) are not new as an attempt to replace fossil fuels; it – it goes back to plant oil
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E would be the correct answer in my opinion as D would alter the meaning a bit.

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Re: Around the World in 80 Questions (Day 4): Plant oils do not represent [#permalink]
Bunuel wrote:
Plant oils do not represent a new attempt to replace fossil fuels; it was already made by Rudolf Diesel in 1912.

(A) do not represent a new attempt to replace fossil fuels; it
(B) are not a new attempt to replace fossil fuels; the same one
(C) represent not a new attempt to replace fossil fuels, but one that
(D) are not a new attempt to replace fossil fuels, but one that
(E) are not new as an attempt to replace fossil fuels; it

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(A) do not represent a new attempt to replace fossil fuels; it - It is wrong, there is no singular noun
(B) are not a new attempt to replace fossil fuels; the same one - Correct
(C) represent not a new attempt to replace fossil fuels, but one that - But need parallelism which is wrong here
(D) are not a new attempt to replace fossil fuels, but one that - Same as C
(E) are not new as an attempt to replace fossil fuels; it - Meaning change
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A - no change
B - too repetitive "the same one"
C - represent not necessary
E - unnecessary words

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Bunuel wrote:
Plant oils do not represent a new attempt to replace fossil fuels; it was already made by Rudolf Diesel in 1912.

(A) do not represent a new attempt to replace fossil fuels; it
(B) are not a new attempt to replace fossil fuels; the same one
(C) represent not a new attempt to replace fossil fuels, but one that
(D) are not a new attempt to replace fossil fuels, but one that
(E) are not new as an attempt to replace fossil fuels; it

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C is the right answer choice!
To start with, 'it' does not have a clear referent. Even if I have to force a referent, it would refer to 'new attempt' which is illogical when replaced with 'it'. A and E goes off the window!
In B, 'The same one' changes the meaning as if the previous attempt is the new attempt. B goes off.
D says that 'Plant oils are not new attempts'. How can plant oil be attempts? D goes off.
C is coherent and logical. It is the right choice.
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Re: Around the World in 80 Questions (Day 4): Plant oils do not represent [#permalink]
2/3 split
use of ; is to be done along two IC as connector , here it is place holder gives pronoun error
eliminate option A & E
(B) are not a new attempt to replace fossil fuels; the same one meaning error also use of ; two IC are not present
(C) represent not a new attempt to replace fossil fuels, but one that , but ( FANBOYS) corrects the issue of meaning correct option , we have parallelism issue with fossil fuels // represent

(D) are not a new attempt to replace fossil fuels, but one that ; plural verb are is SV agreement with plant oils also parallelism issue is resolved

OPTION D is correct

Bunuel wrote:
Plant oils do not represent a new attempt to replace fossil fuels; it was already made by Rudolf Diesel in 1912.

(A) do not represent a new attempt to replace fossil fuels; it
(B) are not a new attempt to replace fossil fuels; the same one
(C) represent not a new attempt to replace fossil fuels, but one that
(D) are not a new attempt to replace fossil fuels, but one that
(E) are not new as an attempt to replace fossil fuels; it

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Plant oils do not represent a new attempt to replace fossil fuels; it was already made by Rudolf Diesel in 1912.

(A) do not represent a new attempt to replace fossil fuels; it - 'Plant oils' is a plural subject and so does not work with 'it'

(B) are not a new attempt to replace fossil fuels; the same one - meaning issue; 'the same one' reads as "the same attempt was already made...", which is illogical

(C) represent not a new attempt to replace fossil fuels, but one that - the word represent is not placed correctly

(D) are not a new attempt to replace fossil fuels, but one that - CORRECT

(E) are not new as an attempt to replace fossil fuels; it - 'Plant oils' is a plural subject and so does not work with 'it'; the phrase 'new as an attempt' is not logical
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C is clear and concise, showing contrast
D) Plant Oils =new attempt? wrong
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Bunuel wrote:
Plant oils do not represent a new attempt to replace fossil fuels; it was already made by Rudolf Diesel in 1912.

(A) do not represent a new attempt to replace fossil fuels; it
(B) are not a new attempt to replace fossil fuels; the same one
(C) represent not a new attempt to replace fossil fuels, but one that
(D) are not a new attempt to replace fossil fuels, but one that
(E) are not new as an attempt to replace fossil fuels; it

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In BC&D, 'one' refers to the subject of the sentence which is plant oils. It alters the meaning of the sentence. out.
Between A & E, choose verb over noun.
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Re: Around the World in 80 Questions (Day 4): Plant oils do not represent [#permalink]
Bunuel wrote:
Plant oils do not represent a new attempt to replace fossil fuels; it was already made by Rudolf Diesel in 1912.

(A) do not represent a new attempt to replace fossil fuels; it
(B) are not a new attempt to replace fossil fuels; the same one
(C) represent not a new attempt to replace fossil fuels, but one that
(D) are not a new attempt to replace fossil fuels, but one that
(E) are not new as an attempt to replace fossil fuels; it

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Plant oils is plural noun which means should be accompanied by plural verb which eliminates A
Option B and E implies Plant oils are new attempts, rather they represent a new attempt, eliminates B and E
Between C and E, was confused, but C seems to be wordy and redundant, IMO E
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(A) Not A. Using it here is not correct
(B) Not B. The same one is the wrong phrase to address
(C) Not C. represent is not correct
(E) Not E. Using it here is not correct
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Plant oils do not represent a new attempt to replace fossil fuels; it was already made by Rudolf Diesel in 1912.
Subject of the second clause (whether independent or not) must be a singular Noun because the Verb is "was".

- A, E use "it" as pronoun for "plant oils" - a plural Noun => incorrect. A,E out
- ProNoun "the same one" in B implies that "the same current plant oils was already made by Rudolf Diesel in 1912". This meaning does not make sense, the one made in 1912 cant be same as the current one, we must use another PR.

Between C,D
(C) represent not a new attempt to replace fossil fuels, but one that
(D) are not a new attempt to replace fossil fuels, but one that
comma but is ok
"that" modifying "one" can go with "was" in nonunderlined part
Meaning problem: "represent" is better than "are" here because plant oils represent an attempt but are not an attempt.

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Bunuel wrote:
Plant oils do not represent a new attempt to replace fossil fuels; it was already made by Rudolf Diesel in 1912.

(A) do not represent a new attempt to replace fossil fuels; it
(B) are not a new attempt to replace fossil fuels; the same one
(C) represent not a new attempt to replace fossil fuels, but one that
(D) are not a new attempt to replace fossil fuels, but one that
(E) are not new as an attempt to replace fossil fuels; it

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(A) do not represent a new attempt to replace fossil fuels; it

it refers to a new attempt. this usage makes the sentence illogical.

(B) are not a new attempt to replace fossil fuels; the same one

wordy use of words. Eliminate.

(C) represent not a new attempt to replace fossil fuels, but one that

one refers to attempt. The meaning is correct.

(D) are not a new attempt to replace fossil fuels, but one that

plant oils are not an attempt. Illogical.

(E) are not new as an attempt to replace fossil fuels; it

gives an illogical meaning. The usage as is playing a role of a preposition here. Hence it means in the role of.

IMO C
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Plant oils do not represent a new attempt to replace fossil fuels; it was already made by Rudolf Diesel in 1912.

(A) do not represent a new attempt to replace fossil fuels; it
represent a attempt is wrong. It is an attempt.
(B) are not a new attempt to replace fossil fuels; the same one
the same one is wrong. It is definitely not the same one
(C) represent not a new attempt to replace fossil fuels, but one that
Again represent is wrong. Even worse than A by saying not a new.
(D) are not a new attempt to replace fossil fuels, but one that
Correctly conveys the intended meaning.
(E) are not new as an attempt to replace fossil fuels; it
Plant oils as an attempt? Wrong
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