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The CIA is not a law enforcement agency

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The CIA is not a law enforcement agency, responsible for investigating crimes, but rather that of an intelligence agency
whose mission is to gather information in service of national security.

a, crimes, but rather that of
b, crimes, but that of
c, crimes; it is that of
d, crimes, but rather
e, crimes; rather

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A, B and C can be eliminated because 'that of' is not required and leads to parallelism error.

d, crimes, but rather - Correct - This is the best possible answer. IMO usage of 'but' is sufficient and 'rather' is redundant.

e, crimes; rather - Incorrect - ';' is used to join two independent clauses. But here the second clause is a dependent clause

Answer: D
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I agree ( Answer : D)

a, b, c: all have the same mistake use of that of (is unwanted)

d, crimes, but rather - Correct - is the best possible answer

e, crimes; rather - independent clause after; and there is no subject needs a subject (may be .. crimes; it rather blah blah)
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The CIA is not a law enforcement agency, responsible for investigating crimes, but rather that of an intelligence agency
whose mission is to gather information in service of national security.

a, crimes, but rather that of
b, crimes, but that of
c, crimes; it is that of
d, crimes, but rather - I have a question with this option. "The CIA is not a law enforcement agency, responsible for investigating crimes, but rather an intelligence agency whose mission is to gather information in service of national security.

So i was stuck between A and D. Picked A as it made the meaning clearer 'but rather that of an' compared to 'but rather'. Can someone explain the as to why D is better? Thank you!
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The CIA is not a law enforcement agency, responsible for investigating crimes, but rather that of an intelligence agency
whose mission is to gather information in service of national security.

a, crimes, but rather that of
b, crimes, but that of
c, crimes; it is that of
d, crimes, but rather - I have a question with this option. "The CIA is not a law enforcement agency, responsible for investigating crimes, but rather an intelligence agency whose mission is to gather information in service of national security.

So i was stuck between A and D. Picked A as it made the meaning clearer 'but rather that of an' compared to 'but rather'. Can someone explain the as to why D is better? Thank you!


The sentence follows the structure,

"The CIA is not a law enforcement agency, responsible for investigating crimes, but rather(The CIA is) an intelligence agency whose mission is to gather information in service of national security.

The "that" in "but rather that" ,refers to nothing.If the sentence was following the structure of quality or responsibility comparison of CIA with other agencies,"that" would have a reference.

But here the sentence narrates about CIA ,its duties and does nothing more.
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