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New post 13 Feb 2011, 04:03
B sounds good , but would be interesting to know why D is out !
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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

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New post 06 Jul 2011, 21:00
+1 B

Parallelism: because..., but because...
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Went for E.. but with all the explanations, it is B...

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B as it is parallel and also has the correct usage of idioms of not X, but Y.
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New post 09 Mar 2012, 00:02
Agree with B. Initially D selected wrongly.

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Agree with B. Initially D selected wrongly.


B > NOT X BUT Y . :roll:
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B for correct II-ism and for correct pronoun.
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B is also parallel, not because....because...

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But is the usage of 'Stronger' ok in B?

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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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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 it is ADJECTIVE , but because it is ADJECTIVE

not because X, but because Y

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

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New post 01 Oct 2017, 02:05
:-) Answer is D:
Uses the idiom Not X But Y correctly

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