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Despite the fact that it has a duck-shaped bill and lays eggs, the pla

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Despite the fact that it has a duck-shaped bill and lays eggs, the platypus is not a bird; rather the most unique mammal in Australia and quite possibly the world.


A) bird; rather
B) bird, but rather
C) bird; rather that of
D) bird; it is that of
E) bird, but that of

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Not x,but rather y
Is the correct idiom
There is a similar question in OG
Testing this particular idiom

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Despite the fact that it has a duck-shaped bill and lays eggs, the platypus is not a bird; rather the most unique mammal in Australia and quite possibly the world.
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both idioms are correct
not x but y
not x but rather y

A) bird; rather - we need a contrast here and complete the idiom "not x but rather y". so "but" is required.
B) bird, but rather - correct.

the platypus is not a bird; but rather the mammal -- now we don't need "that of" here. C,D & E are wrong.

C) bird; rather that of - we dont need "that of" here.
D) bird; it is that of - - we dont need "that of" here.
E) bird, but that of - run on sentence
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