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# According to Henry David Thoreau, the reason a majority

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13 Feb 2011, 04:03
B sounds good , but would be interesting to know why D is out !
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05 Jul 2011, 05:18
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Q) According to Henry David Thoreau, the reason a majority is allowed to rule is not that it is more likely to be right, but because it is stronger.

a..... -> because of and because it are not parallel

b. a majority is allowed to rule not because it is more likely to be right, but because it is stronger -> perfect

c. the reason for majority rule is not because they are more likely to be right, they are stronger ->

d. the majority is allowed to rule because of its strength, not because it is more likely to be right

e. the reason why the majority rules is that it is strong, not because it is likely to be right -> NOT PARALLEL

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I was confused between B & D

now its clear
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06 Jul 2011, 21:00
+1 B

Parallelism: because..., but because...
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06 Jul 2011, 23:18
Went for E.. but with all the explanations, it is B...
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17 Jul 2011, 16:44
B as it is parallel and also has the correct usage of idioms of not X, but Y.
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09 Mar 2012, 00:02
Agree with B. Initially D selected wrongly.
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09 Mar 2012, 06:42
B for correct II-ism and for correct pronoun.
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30 Aug 2012, 04:31
B is also parallel, not because....because...
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09 Mar 2017, 07:39
But is the usage of 'Stronger' ok in B?

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18 Mar 2017, 07:46
Choice : B

A,C & E has parallelism issues.
Between B & D, B has the correct idiom i.e., not X but Y.
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24 Sep 2017, 07:00
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But is the usage of 'Stronger' ok in B?

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Hello dina98

Usage of "stronger" is correct here.

not because it is more likely to be right, but because it is stronger

not because X, but because Y

Words - "right" and "stronger" help to maintain parallelism (adjective vs adjective)

Hope this helps.
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01 Oct 2017, 02:05
Uses the idiom Not X But Y correctly
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