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# Same Concept Proponents of the theory of spontaneous

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24 Sep 2012, 22:00
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Proponents of the theory of spontaneous generation argued that simple living organisms sprang to life not through a recognizable reproductive process but came to life independently from non living matter.
a.sprang to life not through a recognizable reproductive process but came to life
b.did not spring to life through a recognizable reproductive process and came to life
c.did not spring to life through a recognizable reproductive process but came to life
d.sprang to life not through a recognizable reproductive process but
e.did not spring to life through a recognizable system of reproduction but had come to life

It looks similar to problem 847 of 1000 SCs which is:

847. The voluminous personal papers of Thomas Alva Edison reveal that his inventions typically sprang to life not in a flash of inspiration but evolved slowly from previous works.
(A) sprang to life not in a flash of inspiration but evolved slowly
(B) sprang to life not in a flash of inspiration but were slowly evolved
(C) did not spring to life in a flash of inspiration but evolved slowly
(D) did not spring to life in a flash of inspiration but had slowly evolved
(E) did not spring to life in a flash of inspiration but they were slowly evolved

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Re: Same Concept NOT X BUT Y  [#permalink]

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24 Sep 2012, 22:37

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25 Sep 2012, 06:23
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What is wrong with ans choice C, for first ques.
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25 Sep 2012, 06:44
Nothing wrong IMO; The given OA – D- is totally flouting the not …but //ism
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25 Sep 2012, 06:49
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D is more apt and precise then C.
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25 Sep 2012, 07:02
One must appreciate the importance of the correlative conjunction //ism; with a big hole in grammar, D cannot be considered at all, even though it may use fewer words.
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04 Feb 2018, 20:35
both questions are not closed, or have similar patterns even though the two questions test the parallel structure.
In the second question, C is the answer.
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