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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

Between c and D
I will go for C, //ism NOT X but Y and X and Y should be //

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Re: SC not x but y  [#permalink]

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01 Sep 2008, 15:14
arorag 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

Between c and D
I will go for C, //ism NOT X but Y and X and Y should be //

D

many biological traits are not ...but are
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01 Sep 2008, 16:03
which is correct

Pucci is not a dog but a cat

Pucci is not a dog but is a cat
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02 Sep 2008, 06:55
Becuase is ok here, not "due to". I think that "are not...but are" is mor ok in // than "are not ...but". So is D
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02 Sep 2008, 07:08
can you explain in detail what do mean more OK.
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03 Sep 2008, 03:24
arorag wrote:
can you explain in detail what do mean more OK.

Interesting Q. I thought ANS should be C. But, it seems that OA is D. Can someone makes things clear here???
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11 Jan 2009, 16:43
arorag wrote:
which is correct

Pucci is not a dog but a cat

Pucci is not a dog but is a cat

Good point there arorag. However, I think the sentence structure in this case is:

I argued that Pucci is not a dog but a cat.
I argued that Pucci is not a dog but is a cat.

I hope this helps. Thanks
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11 Jan 2009, 17:32
billyjeans wrote:
arorag wrote:
which is correct

Pucci is not a dog but a cat

Pucci is not a dog but is a cat

Good point there arorag. However, I think the sentence structure in this case is:

I argued that Pucci is not a dog but a cat.
I argued that Pucci is not a dog but is a cat.

I hope this helps. Thanks

billyjeans illustration is correct
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13 Jan 2009, 03:10
due to means caused by. here because is appropriate. so A and B are out. E is awkward. now b/w C and D as already illustrated by billyjeans, D wins.
arorag 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

Between c and D
I will go for C, //ism NOT X but Y and X and Y should be //
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13 Jan 2009, 06:55
billyjeans wrote:
arorag wrote:
which is correct

Pucci is not a dog but a cat

Pucci is not a dog but is a cat

Good point there arorag. However, I think the sentence structure in this case is:

I argued that Pucci is not a dog but a cat.
I argued that Pucci is not a dog but is a cat.

I hope this helps. Thanks

What do you mean? I cannot get the point!
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13 Jan 2009, 08:39
sondenso wrote:
billyjeans wrote:
arorag wrote:
which is correct

Pucci is not a dog but a cat

Pucci is not a dog but is a cat

Good point there arorag. However, I think the sentence structure in this case is:

I argued that Pucci is not a dog but a cat.
I argued that Pucci is not a dog but is a cat.

I hope this helps. Thanks

What do you mean? I cannot get the point!

The "is not x but is y" phrases is needed if it is inside and after the "that clause"

So ordinarily we would say "it is not x but y", but in this case "I argue that it is not x but is y". "Is" is needed to make them parallel. I can't quote this from an OE, but I have encountered several problems on SC1000, and it's the case every time. Hope this helps.
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14 Jan 2009, 05:14
billyjeans, could you post OE that you mentioned? Somehow, I am still not clear why D should be the correct answer.

If I look at the use of idiom "not X, but Y", C is the obvious choice. If I look at the parallel structure on both sides of "but", D looks correct. But, then use of idiom not X, but Y gets incorrect.
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15 Jan 2009, 16:07
Whether is/are is implicit or explicit has been totally whimsical.

are not X but Y automatically gets the are

Traits are not X but Y means traits are Y does not just mean traits Y

So are again is redundant IMO
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15 Jan 2009, 21:13
Thngs will be clear when arorag posts the OA.
OA pls!

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