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# One critic's response to the philosopher's new work is not that the po

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One critic's response to the philosopher's new work is not that the position it takes is heretical, as some have asserted, but instead nothing new to anyone who knows anything about the topic.

А. not that the position it takes is heretical, as some have asserted, but instead

B. not that the position it takes is heretical, like some have asserted, but it is

C. not that the position it takes is heretical, as some have asserted, but rather that it is

D. that the position it takes is not heretical, like some have asserted, instead

E. that the position it takes is not heretical, as some have asserted it to be, but rather it is

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25 Mar 2020, 07:18
One critic's response to the philosopher's new work is not that the position it takes is heretical, as some have asserted, but instead nothing new to anyone who knows anything about the topic.

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А. not that the position it takes is heretical, as some have asserted, but instead
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B. not that the position it takes is heretical, like some have asserted, but it is
- Incorrect usage of Like

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C. not that the position it takes is heretical, as some have asserted, but rather that it is

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D. that the position it takes is not heretical, like some have asserted, instead
Incorrect usage of like

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E. that the position it takes is not heretical, as some have asserted it to be, but rather it is
We need Not X but Y structure

i) like vs as -> We need "as" since like is used for comparison and that like can not be followed by a clause => B and D out

ii) we need a structure "Not X but Y" => E Out

iii) instead vs rather -> Instead is used for replacement; rather is used for preference. In this sentence "instead" will work as we need a replacement not C but instead Y.

iv) Parallelism -> A is parallel as compared to C
A' structure => "It is not X but instead Y"
whereas
C's structure => "It is Not that X but rather that it is Y" - Not parallel - but rather that it is - "it is" is unnecessary

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25 Mar 2020, 20:20
I think the answer is C.
"like" is the wrong comparison word, must use "as".
I think "Instead" is also being used incorrectly AFAIK. Usually you use "instead of", or "i did this instead".

so that leave us with C
(c) not that the position is heretical, but rather that it [the position] is nothing new
Re: One critic's response to the philosopher's new work is not that the po   [#permalink] 25 Mar 2020, 20:20
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