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It could be argued that the most significant virtue of a popular democracy is not the right to participate in the selection of leaders, but rather that it affirms our importance in the scheme of things.

(A) but rather that it affirms
(B) but rather its affirmation of
(C) but rather it’s affirmation in terms of
(D) but instead of that, its affirming that
(E) affirming rather

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It could be argued that the most significant virtue of a popular democracy is not the right to participate in the selection of leaders, but rather that it affirms our importance in the scheme of things.

(A) but rather that it affirms
(B) but rather its affirmation of
(C) but rather it’s affirmation in terms of
(D) but instead of that, its affirming that
(E) affirming rather



Hi..

The question is an easy one if you realize that it uses an idiom NOT x, BUT y.
Here x and y have to be parallel to each other.

What follows NOT is 'the right ...' so it is a noun. Therefore, y should also be a noun..
That is given by 'its affirmation...'

B is correct
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