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# Ripe peaches are marked not so much by their color but instead by thei

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09 Oct 2018, 01:31
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Ripe peaches are marked not so much by their color but instead by their firmness and fullness of aroma.

(B) rather than
(C) than
(D) as
(E) so much as

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Bunuel wrote:
Ripe peaches are marked not so much by their color but instead by their firmness and fullness of aroma.

(B) rather than
(C) than
(D) as
(E) so much as

Ripe peaches are marked not so much by their color but insteadby their firmness and fullness of aroma.

(B) rather than
(C) than
(D) as ( The correct idiom is - not so much X as Y )
(E) so much as

D is correct.
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09 Oct 2018, 23:02
Bunuel wrote:
Ripe peaches are marked not so much by their color but instead by their firmness and fullness of aroma.

(B) rather than
(C) than
(D) as
(E) so much as

MANHATTAN REVIEW OFFICIAL EXPLANATION:

The correct idiomatic expression is not ‘so much by x as by y’. The correct answer choice is D.
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