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# Paleontologist Stephen Jay Gould has argued that many

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Paleontologist Stephen Jay Gould has argued that many biological traits are not the products of natural selection, favored due to their enhancement of reproduction or survival, but that they are simply random by-products of other evolutionary developments.
A due to their enhancement of reproduction or survival, but that they are
B due to the reproduction or survival they enhance, but they are
C because they enhance reproduction or survival, but
D because they enhance reproduction or survival, but are
E because of enhancing reproduction or survival, but are
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Paleontologist Stephen Jay Gould has argued that many biological traits are not the products of natural selection, favored due to their enhancement of reproduction or survival, but that they are simply random by-products of other evolutionary developments.
A due to their enhancement of reproduction or survival, but that they are
B due to the reproduction or survival they enhance, but they are
C because they enhance reproduction or survival, but
D because they enhance reproduction or survival, but are
E because of enhancing reproduction or survival, but are

are NOT the products......, BUT simply random.....

i think it's (C)
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18 Jul 2007, 11:05
Sorry to be a nuisance. hat is the problem with A though ? Argued that .. but that...
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18 Jul 2007, 11:09
I think the answer is C. Auxiliary verb 'are' does not need to be repeated.
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18 Jul 2007, 11:30
Many BT are not X, favored Because...
A & B out.

Many BT ARE not,......but ARE..
D.
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21 Jul 2007, 07:56
what's OA for this.
the argument nicely hangs between C & D.

my call D.
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21 Jul 2007, 08:28
Lets simplify this sentence.
Many biological traits are not X,modifier but Y.
Now remove not...but part.
Many biological traits are Y.

No problems right??...So 'are' doesnt need to be repeated.
C it is.

A can't be the answer as Stephen has not argued abt two different things but two different points abt the same thing.
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29 Jul 2007, 21:42
stevegt wrote:
Paleontologist Stephen Jay Gould has argued that many biological traits are not the products of natural selection, favored due to their enhancement of reproduction or survival, but that they are simply random by-products of other evolutionary developments.
A due to their enhancement of reproduction or survival, but that they are
B due to the reproduction or survival they enhance, but they are
C because they enhance reproduction or survival, but
D because they enhance reproduction or survival, but are
E because of enhancing reproduction or survival, but are

this one is kinda tough. I go for D. I think are is needed after but to refer to biological traits b/c Biological traits are not x but are y.

For whomever asked about A. A has "their" in it. Their doesn't refer correctly to biological traits.
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15 Aug 2007, 06:58
vineetgupta wrote:
Lets simplify this sentence.
Many biological traits are not X,modifier but Y.
Now remove not...but part.
Many biological traits are Y.

No problems right??...So 'are' doesnt need to be repeated.
C it is.

A can't be the answer as Stephen has not argued abt two different things but two different points abt the same thing.

Very well explained Vineet
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15 Aug 2007, 14:20
dwivedys wrote:
vineetgupta wrote:
Lets simplify this sentence.
Many biological traits are not X,modifier but Y.
Now remove not...but part.
Many biological traits are Y.

No problems right??...So 'are' doesnt need to be repeated.
C it is.

A can't be the answer as Stephen has not argued abt two different things but two different points abt the same thing.

Very well explained Vineet

I chose C for this very same reason. Do we know what the OA is?
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15 Aug 2007, 14:31
Paleontologist Stephen Jay Gould has argued that

(many biological traits are
not the products of natural selection, favored because they enhance reproduction or survival,
but simply random by-products of other evolutionary developments.)
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15 Aug 2007, 14:34
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Paleontologist Stephen Jay Gould has argued that many biological traits are not the products of natural selection, favored due to their enhancement of reproduction or survival, but that they are simply random by-products of other evolutionary developments.
A due to their enhancement of reproduction or survival, but that they are
B due to the reproduction or survival they enhance, but they are
C because they enhance reproduction or survival, but
D because they enhance reproduction or survival, but are
E because of enhancing reproduction or survival, but are

vote: C

Originally thought D...but the idiom should be "not x...but y" which makes me believe the answer is C.
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15 Aug 2007, 16:52
Tough

C/D

can pretend to ellips at are hence we can use C)

So C)
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16 Aug 2007, 05:37
stevegt,
-state the source to your questions when posting them.
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16 Aug 2007, 17:04
stevegt wrote:
Paleontologist Stephen Jay Gould has argued that many biological traits are not the products of natural selection, favored due to their enhancement of reproduction or survival, but that they are simply random by-products of other evolutionary developments.
A due to their enhancement of reproduction or survival, but that they are
B due to the reproduction or survival they enhance, but they are
C because they enhance reproduction or survival, but
D because they enhance reproduction or survival, but are
E because of enhancing reproduction or survival, but are

A. Correct. two parts of the sentence are parallel. argued that...but that
B. Passive form and not parallel.
C. Need a verb in 2nd part. Not paralell.
D. Not parallel
E.because of is not idiomatic
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