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Despite its being soft enough to grow, a newborn human has a skull that is not an unbroken casing with "soft spots," rather it is a series of body plates joined together by anatomical lines known as sutures.

A. Despite its being soft enough to grow, a newborn human has a skull that is not an unbroken casing with "soft spots," rather it is

B. Despite its being soft enough to grow, a newborn human's skull is neither an unbroken casing with "soft spots," but it is

C. Despite its being soft enough to grow, a newborn human's skull is not an unbroken casing or does it have "soft spots," but rather

D. Although soft enough to grow, a newborn human's skull is not an unbroken casing with "soft spots," but rather

E. Although being soft enough to grow, a newborn human's skull is not an unbroken casing with "soft spots," but
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Somebody ready to help distinguish btw D. and E.?

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Somebody ready to help distinguish btw D. and E.?


being is awkward and redundant....but rather together is redundant in D

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How can the OA be D? Isn't "but" and "rather" redundant?
Moreover can we use FANBOYS (but) with a subordinate conjunction (Although), in one sentence?

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How can the OA be D? Isn't "but" and "rather" redundant?
Moreover can we use FANBOYS (but) with a subordinate conjunction (Although), in one sentence?


"But" and "rather" can be used together - the contrast is emphasized when "but rather" is used.

Here "although" and "but" are NOT related to each other - "But" is related to "Not" ( idiom: Not X, But Y: X = an unbroken casing with "soft spots", Y = a series of body plates).

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