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Many police officers arrest African-Americans not from their significance as perpetrators of suburban crime but because they are members of an ethnic minority.


(A) not from their significance as perpetrators of suburban crime

(B) although they are not a significant perpetrators of suburban crime

(C) not in that they are significant as suburban perpetrators of crime

(D) not because they are significant perpetrators of suburban crime

(E) not because being significant perpetrators of crime in suburban areas

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Bunuel wrote:
Many police officers arrest African-Americans not from their significance as perpetrators of suburban crime but because they are members of an ethnic minority.


(A) not from their significance as perpetrators of suburban crime

(B) although they are not a significant perpetrators of suburban crime

(C) not in that they are significant as suburban perpetrators of crime

(D) not because they are significant perpetrators of suburban crime

(E) not because being significant perpetrators of crime in suburban areas


Not x but Y is idiomatically correct, hence answer must be (D)
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Many police officers arrest African-Americans not from their significance as perpetrators of suburban crime but because they are members of an ethnic minority.


(A) not from their significance as perpetrators of suburban crime

(B) although they are not a significant perpetrators of suburban crime

(C) not in that they are significant as suburban perpetrators of crime

(D) not because they are significant perpetrators of suburban crime

(E) not because being significant perpetrators of crime in suburban areas

IMO + D... not because.... but because maintains IIsm
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Bunuel wrote:
Many police officers arrest African-Americans not from their significance as perpetrators of suburban crime but because they are members of an ethnic minority.


(A) not from their significance as perpetrators of suburban crime

(B) although they are not a significant perpetrators of suburban crime

(C) not in that they are significant as suburban perpetrators of crime

(D) not because they are significant perpetrators of suburban crime

(E) not because being significant perpetrators of crime in suburban areas


+1 for D

Idiom used: Not X but Y

(A) not from their significance as perpetrators of suburban crime

(B) although they are not a significant perpetrators of suburban crime

(C) not in that they are significant as suburban perpetrators of crime

(D) not because they are significant perpetrators of suburban crime --> Not X but Y. X and Y are parallel

(E) not because being significant perpetrators of crime in suburban areas
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The only answer choice that has a correct parallel expression is answer choice D (not because they are significant perpetrators of suburban crime but because they [...]).
Therefore, (D) should be the correct answer.
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Bunuel wrote:
Many police officers arrest African-Americans not from their significance as perpetrators of suburban crime but because they are members of an ethnic minority.


(A) not from their significance as perpetrators of suburban crime

(B) although they are not a significant perpetrators of suburban crime

(C) not in that they are significant as suburban perpetrators of crime

(D) not because they are significant perpetrators of suburban crime

(E) not because being significant perpetrators of crime in suburban areas


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This is a question of parallel structure. Because you have ‘but because’ not underlined, you need a parallel form using the word because. The correct idiom not because x, but because y appears in two answers: D and E. Now you have to go to the second mistake in parallel structure. Not because they are x, but because they are y. Choice E does not have this structure. Choice D is the correct answer.
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