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469. Kansas Republican Nancy Kassebaum, one of only two women in the U.S. Senate in 1992, said she did not so much wish for more women senators but more moderate Republican ones.
(A) did not so much wish for more women senators but more moderate Republican ones
(B) wished not so much for more senators who were women than moderate Republicans
(C) did not wish so much for more women senators as for more moderate Republicans
(D) did not wish for more women senators so much as moderate Republicans
(E) wished for more senators who are moderate Republicans than women











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the right idiom is "not so much x as y". so it is C)...
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Why would the answer not be 'E'. Less wordy and conveying the same info...
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C.

E has wrong comparision.

"Senators" is compared to "Women"

correct statement could have been:
wished for more senators who are moderate Republicans than women senators.
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New post 24 Oct 2005, 12:50
The C's have it!

E is drawing a comparison between "more Senators" and "women," thus it is incorrect.

C, with "did not wish so much for... as for" is idiomatically correct (at least compared to the other answers).
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C it is. only one that is using the comparison properly.
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New post 24 Oct 2005, 14:12
Thanks, everyone. I got it.

"not so much x as y", I will remember this.
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