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# Poor reading skills among students of inner-city schools have

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01 Sep 2018, 00:53
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Poor reading skills among students of inner-city schools have not resulted from failures in teaching but insufficiently supportive home environments.

(A) not resulted from failures in teaching but

(B) resulted not from failures in teaching but from

(C) resulted from failures not in teaching but

(D) resulted from failures not in teaching but have stemmed from

(E) resulted not from failures in teaching but have stemmed from

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01 Sep 2018, 02:00
Harshgmat wrote:
Poor reading skills among students of inner-city schools have not resulted from failures in teaching but insufficiently supportive home environments.

(A) not resulted from failures in teaching but

(B) resulted not from failures in teaching but from

(C) resulted from failures not in teaching but

(D) resulted from failures not in teaching but have stemmed from

(E) resulted not from failures in teaching but have stemmed from
Hey Harshgmat,

What is the source of this question? I don't find any option parallel ( not x but y) . Please guide me

I usually skip the not only... But part and read the sentence to ensure if it is parallel. In this case, none of the options make sense to me. Please correct the gap in my understanding.

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02 Sep 2018, 01:10
Harshgmat wrote:
Poor reading skills among students of inner-city schools have not resulted from failures in teaching but insufficiently supportive home environments.

(A) not resulted from failures in teaching but

(B) resulted not from failures in teaching but from

(C) resulted from failures not in teaching but

(D) resulted from failures not in teaching but have stemmed from

(E) resulted not from failures in teaching but have stemmed from

I am following GMATNinja `s jew jitsu advice not to follow my ear https://gmatclub.com/forum/ultimate-sc- ... 44623.html

okay I will go with E, I have chosen the most unusual and terrible sound to my ear

hope now my ear wont be punshed
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02 Sep 2018, 07:56
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sumit411 I would like to help you out in this question mate

Poor reading skills among students of inner-city schools have not resulted from failures in teaching but insufficiently supportive home environments.

(A) not resulted from failures in teaching but - INCORRECT as parallelism issue not resulted but insufficiently

(B) resulted not from failures in teaching but from - [b]CORRECT, parallel in structure not from X, but from Y. Also it is giving the intended meaning of the sentence[/b]

(C) resulted from failures not in teaching but - INCORRECT as meaning change completely. Also parallelism violation "not in X, but insufficiently ( Not is followed by preposition and but is followed by adverb ( Insufficiently)

(D) resulted from failures not in teaching but have stemmed from - INCORRECT as meaning change , parallelism violation (Not is followed by preposition and but is followed by verb)

(E) resulted not from failures in teaching but have stemmed from - INCORRECT , Parallelism issue ( not is followed by preposition and but is followed by verb)

Kindly give kudos if my explanation helped buddy
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02 Sep 2018, 08:56
vasuca10 wrote:
sumit411 I would like to help you out in this question mate

Poor reading skills among students of inner-city schools have not resulted from failures in teaching but insufficiently supportive home environments.

(A) not resulted from failures in teaching but - INCORRECT as parallelism issue not resulted but insufficiently

(B) resulted not from failures in teaching but from - [b]CORRECT, parallel in structure not from X, but from Y. Also it is giving the intended meaning of the sentence[/b]

(C) resulted from failures not in teaching but - INCORRECT as meaning change completely. Also parallelism violation "not in X, but insufficiently ( Not is followed by preposition and but is followed by adverb ( Insufficiently)

(D) resulted from failures not in teaching but have stemmed from - INCORRECT as meaning change , parallelism violation (Not is followed by preposition and but is followed by verb)

(E) resulted not from failures in teaching but have stemmed from - INCORRECT , Parallelism issue ( not is followed by preposition and but is followed by verb)

Kindly give kudos if my explanation helped buddy
Hey vasuca10,

Thanks for your comment bro. How silly of me to miss this easy one.

Poor reading skills among students of inner-city schools have resulted..... From insufficiently supportive home environments.

B makes perfect sense.
Kudos granted.

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02 Sep 2018, 09:02
sumit411 Kudos is still not granted despite of proper explanation mate.....
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02 Sep 2018, 09:37
dave13 wrote:
Harshgmat wrote:
Poor reading skills among students of inner-city schools have not resulted from failures in teaching but insufficiently supportive home environments.

(A) not resulted from failures in teaching but

(B) resulted not from failures in teaching but from

(C) resulted from failures not in teaching but

(D) resulted from failures not in teaching but have stemmed from

(E) resulted not from failures in teaching but have stemmed from

I am following GMATNinja `s jew jitsu advice not to follow my ear https://gmatclub.com/forum/ultimate-sc- ... 44623.html

okay I will go with E, I have chosen the most unusual and terrible sound to my ear

hope now my ear wont be punshed

Conclusion

IN MOST CASES it is much, MUCH better to follow one`s ear the strategy didnt work AT ALL for me. the B option sounded BEST actually. so it was just an experiment.
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03 Sep 2018, 08:13

MANHATTAN REVIEW OFFICIAL EXPLANATION:

This question deals primarily with parallel structure. You can say something has resulted not from x but from y. The only answer choice that maintains parallel structure is B. B is the correct answer.
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03 Sep 2018, 09:12
Harshgmat wrote:
Poor reading skills among students of inner-city schools have not resulted from failures in teaching but insufficiently supportive home environments.

(A) not resulted from failures in teaching but

(B) resulted not from failures in teaching but from

(C) resulted from failures not in teaching but

(D) resulted from failures not in teaching but have stemmed from

(E) resulted not from failures in teaching but have stemmed from

Must be (B) for correct parallelism structure

Poor reading skills among students of inner-city schools have resulted not from failures in teaching but from insufficiently supportive home environments.
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