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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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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

Please help me to get the answer?

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Agree with C. correct idiom.

More examples with so much as idiom.
so much as- (meaning--but rather) I'm not looking at her so much as I am studying her hat
so much as (meaning--even) From outside, no one could see so much as a light on in the house
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C...direct idiom not so much X as Y
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can nybody provide me OA and explanation..tia
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C. Correct. The correct idiom is so much X as Y (or as much X as Y)
Here X = because of the insights of great thinkers
Y = because of more mundane developments
X and Y are parallel.

A. The idiom so much X but Y is wrong.

B. Idiom as much X as Y is correct, but X and Y are not parallel.
X = because of the insights of great thinkers
Y = the result of more mundane developments (this phrase should have started with because of to maintain parallelism)

D. The idiom so much X but Y is wrong.

E. The idiom so much X but Y is wrong.
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In formal writing, we use ‘so … as’ in negative connotations and ‘as… as’ in affirmative contexts.
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Tom is not so smart as Dick is
GRE is not so difficult as GMAT is
Child prodigies are marked not so much by their skills as by the fact that these skills are fully developed at a very early age.
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An inventory equal to 90 days sales is as much as even the strongest businesses carry
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