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Some historians of science have argued that science moves

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Some historians of science have argued that science moves forward not so much because of the insights of great thinkers but because of more mundane developments, such as improved tools and technologies.

(A) because of the insights of great thinkers but because of
(B) because of the insights of great thinkers as the result of
(C) because of the insights of great thinkers as because of
(D) through the insights of great thinkers but through
(E) through the insights of great thinkers but result from
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06 Jan 2005, 18:29
(C)..
Question stem is testing parallelism as well as idiom.
correct idiom is..... "not so much.... as"
(A), (D) and (E) are out.

Between (B) and (C), (C) maintains parallelism.
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06 Jan 2005, 19:19
Agree with jpv. Idiom is not so much as. Will go with C.
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07 Jan 2005, 07:01
re reading the question.. yup C is testing both.. idiom and parallelism.
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07 Jan 2005, 09:49
not so much because of X as because of Y

is both idiomatic and parallel.
The OA is C.   [#permalink] 07 Jan 2005, 09:49
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