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High school students with high verbal SAT scores are characterized not so much by the ability to write well than that they have a large vocabulary.

A. than that they have a large vocabulary
B. but by a large vocabulary
C. than by a large vocabulary
D. as a vocabulary that is large
E. as by a large vocabulary
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The presence of comparison idiom "not so much by" un-underlined part indicates that we have to look out for two things:
1) Correct idiomatic usage = not so much X as Y is the correct idiom => A, B and C are out.
2) Proper comparison = D is out as it is not parallel. by ability .... is not parallel to a vocabulary that is ...

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Agree with E.
not so much X as Y is the correct idiom.

But this kind of question is atypical GMAT nowadays as it doesnt test meaning but plain English idioms.
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The same question was posted here also
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