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# Scientists believe that unlike the males of most species of

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Scientists believe that unlike the males of most species of moth, the male whistling moths of Nambung, Australia, call female moths to them by the use of acoustical signals, but not olfactory ones, and they attract their mates during the day, rather than at night.

(A) by the use of acoustical signals, but not olfactory ones, and they attract
(B) by the use of acoustical signals instead of using olfactory ones, and attracting
(C) by using acoustical signals, not using olfactory ones, and by attracting
(D) using acoustical signals, rather than olfactory ones, and attract
(E) using acoustical signals, but not olfactory ones, and attracting
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05 Nov 2003, 04:14
I am with D

Most parallel (rather than .... rather than)
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27 May 2011, 04:57
Option (D) is the best option which is perfectly parallel
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27 May 2011, 08:03
D!

but not olfactory ones,

Where is the subject and verb?
But is a coordinating conjunctions, which connect two independent clauses!
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02 Sep 2015, 04:48
A B C use a passive tone. Hence these are eliminated

Rather is a better option compared to but not. Hence D
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02 Sep 2015, 04:49
A B C use a passive tone. Hence these are eliminated

Rather is a better option compared to but not. Hence D
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