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Recently physicians have determined that stomach ulcers are not caused by stress, alcohol, or rich foods, but a bacterium that dwells in the mucous lining of the stomach.
A. not caused by stress, alcohol, or rich foods, but
B. not caused by stress, alcohol, or rich foods, but are by
C. caused not by stress, alcohol, or rich foods, but by
D. caused not by stress, alcohol, and rich foods, but
E. caused not by stress, alcohol, and rich foods, but are by
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07 Jul 2006, 09:55
I like C.

Maintains the parallelism.

verb....not X, but Y.
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07 Jul 2006, 12:19
caused "by" blah and "by" blah to maintain ||sm so left with B C and E

B has 2 problems
1) "not caused by stress but are by...." ulcers are either caused or not caused by blah-blah... wrong placement of NOT puts stress on CAUSED
2) "ulcers not caused by X but are by Y" for ||sm ARE is not necessary here

E corrects the 1st problem, but maintains 2nd

C is correct
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08 Jul 2006, 22:24
OA is C.

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08 Jul 2006, 22:30
C it is.

Between B and C. C has the correct construction of "not by X, but by Y"
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09 Jul 2006, 23:54
Will go with C.

Not by X but by Y ........ maintains ||ism
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10 Jul 2006, 01:20
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Recently physicians have determined that stomach ulcers are not caused by stress, alcohol, or rich foods, but a bacterium that dwells in the mucous lining of the stomach.
A. not caused by stress, alcohol, or rich foods, but
B. not caused by stress, alcohol, or rich foods, but are by
C. caused not by stress, alcohol, or rich foods, but by
D. caused not by stress, alcohol, and rich foods, but
E. caused not by stress, alcohol, and rich foods, but are by

C.. "caused" is common.. caused not by .. caused by ..
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10 Jul 2006, 01:24
Straight C.

caused not by.......but by

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11 Jul 2006, 09:51
OA is C

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11 Jul 2006, 10:00
Very late but...

C. caused not by stress, alcohol, or rich foods, but by
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11 Jul 2006, 10:20
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Recently physicians have determined that stomach ulcers are not caused by stress, alcohol, or rich foods, but a bacterium that dwells in the mucous lining of the stomach.
A. not caused by stress, alcohol, or rich foods, but
B. not caused by stress, alcohol, or rich foods, but are by
C. caused not by stress, alcohol, or rich foods, but by
D. caused not by stress, alcohol, and rich foods, but
E. caused not by stress, alcohol, and rich foods, but are by

All are incorrect except for C. The correct form should be [participle] + not by A but by B. E.g.

My breakfast was stolen not by Laurel but by Hardy.
The poem was written not by Alex but by Joseph.
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This question tests parallelism issue. Not ... but idiom.
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26 Jul 2015, 07:50
Straight away C. maintains parallelism.

A. not caused by stress, alcohol, or rich foods, but (but should by followed by "by") Wrong
B. not caused by stress, alcohol, or rich foods, but are by ("are" is extra here) Wrong
C. caused not by stress, alcohol, or rich foods, but by (not by....but by) Correct
D. caused not by stress, alcohol, and rich foods, but (need "by" after "but") Wrong
E. caused not by stress, alcohol, and rich foods, but are by ("are" is extra) Wrong
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28 Jul 2015, 02:12
Ergenekon wrote:
This question tests parallelism issue. Not ... but idiom.

I have one question. In option B, is "are" in "but are" used as a verb? If yes, then "not caused (verb)" would be parallel to "but are(verb)" and would be correct.

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Ergenekon wrote:
This question tests parallelism issue. Not ... but idiom.

I have one question. In option B, is "are" in "but are" used as a verb? If yes, then "not caused (verb)" would be parallel to "but are(verb)" and would be correct.

Almost anything in a sentence can be made parallel to a similar Parallel Element.

we know by spotting Parallel Markers(here NOT X BUT Y)—words that link or contrast items and that force those items to be parallel

In answer Choice B,
"NOT Caused by.......BUT are by........" is not paralleled
"NOT Caused by......BUT caused by......" is paralleled
"caused NOT by......BUT by......" is paralled

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