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# Charles Darwin argued that Plant and Animal species were

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Charles Darwin argued that Plant and Animal species were evolved slowly through random mutation and natural selection instead of created instantaneously
B Pland and animal species were not created instantaneously but rather evolved slowly through random mutation and natural selection
C Plant and animal species were slowly evolved through random mutation and natural selection instead of instantaneous creation
D Specied of plants and animals, rather than being created instantaneously, were slowly evolved through random mutation and natural selection
E species of plants and animals evolved slowly through random mutation and natural selection rather than instantaneous creation
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12 Nov 2004, 00:46
I'll vote for E.
'were' is not required in A,B and C. 'Rather than' fits well.
Also, mutation...selection....creation...sounds better.

I was bending towards B too.

B or E ? am not sure.
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12 Nov 2004, 02:35
Answer should be "B", the only choice which has correctly employed idiom - "not X but rather Y"

further more, evolved and created are prallel to each other.
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12 Nov 2004, 05:21
I havent heard the idiomatic phrase - not A but rather B

From http://www.gmatclub.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=8281
we have not [a] but [b], not onlyâ€¦but also, not so muchâ€¦as as the idioms involving not...

hey can you let us know where u learnt this idiom from...maybe it was missed in the list available in this site
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12 Nov 2004, 07:07
A - ruled out because of its awkward construction
B - the use of the idiom - notX, but rather Y
C & D are awkward,
E - A GMAT trap, showing parellelism - after rather, there is no proposition.

species of plants and animals evolved slowly through random mutation and natural selection rather than instantaneous creation.

random mutation, natural selection and instantaneous creation - all are parellel. But, there is no preposition after rather. Had it been "rather than through or by , then it would have been correct.
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13 Nov 2004, 10:11
Hi everyone,

The OA is B. Can anyone explain this in details?? Even I made the mistake of choosing E.

Thanks.
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13 Nov 2004, 11:01
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Hi everyone,

The OA is B. Can anyone explain this in details?? Even I made the mistake of choosing E.

Thanks.

Some fine points :

1. "not X but rather Y" is an idiom
2. whenever there are constructions - "X rather than Y" / "not X but rather Y", X and Y should be parallel, meaning 'of same grammatical construction'
Choice "B" makes X and Y parallel, see :
" not created instantaneously but rather evolved slowly through "

Only "B" satisfy both these conditions.

hope this will help,
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13 Nov 2004, 11:14
ruhi160184 wrote:
Charles Darwin argued that Plant and Animal species were evolved slowly through random mutation and natural selection instead of created instantaneously
B Pland and animal species were not created instantaneously but rather evolved slowly through random mutation and natural selection
C Plant and animal species were slowly evolved through random mutation and natural selection instead of instantaneous creation
D Specied of plants and animals, rather than being created instantaneously, were slowly evolved through random mutation and natural selection
E species of plants and animals evolved slowly through random mutation and natural selection rather than instantaneous creation

B it is
created & evolved keeps the sentence parallel.
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23 Jul 2011, 05:02
I chose B, just because of parallelism. Couldn't remember the Idiom 'Not X But Rather Y' though. Will remember now.
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