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# Direct democratic governance, exemplifying not the United States’ Elec

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Direct democratic governance, exemplifying not the United States’ Electoral College but most of the systems of Western European nations, has its roots in the innovative system of ancient Athens.

(A) exemplifying not the United States’ Electoral College but

(B) exemplifying not the United States’ Electoral College but by

(C) exemplified not by the United States’ Electoral College but by

(D) exemplified not by the United States’ Electoral College but

(E) exemplified by not the United States’ Electoral College but by

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06 Jul 2018, 06:33
(A) exemplifying not the United States’ Electoral College but - does not make any sense.

(B) exemplifying ((not the United States’ Electoral College)) but by - not parallel.

(C) //exemplified// not //by the United States’ Electoral College// but //by// - correct parallelism.

(D) exemplified ((not by)) the United States’ Electoral College ((but)) - not parallel

(E) exemplified ((by not the)) United States’ Electoral College ((but by)) - incorrect structure.. Not parallel

Thus, C is best.

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06 Jul 2018, 10:14
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When the verb 'exemplify' is used in the passive form, then the general case, is the subject and the example is the object of the preposition "by".
Here 'Direct democratic governance' forms the general case, so we need the passive form, "exemplified..." with the specific example, "United States’ Electoral College", in the "by" prepositional phrase. So options A and B are out.
Out of options C, D, and E only C uses the correct parallel structure "not by....but by"... So, C is the correct answer.
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