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# The human nervous system and a telephone system

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28 Sep 2006, 13:55
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The human nervous system and a telephone system superficially resemble each other, not only because the former carries information in the form of electrical impulses and because all of its neural pathways converge in the brain and spinal chord, which together form a kind of central exchange.

A)The human nervous system and a telephone system superficially resemble each other, not only because the former carries
B) The human nervous system and a telephone system bear a superficial resemblance because they both carry
C) The human nervous system bears a superficial resemblance to a telephone system both because the former carries
D)Superficially, a telephone system resembles the human nervous system both because they carry
E)There is a superficial resemblance between a telephone system and the human nervous system, not only because they both carry

My dear friends, I want explainations for your choice, so please be kind enough to post your reasons
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28 Sep 2006, 14:09
I think it is B

when using "not only" the correct idiom is "not only..but " so this rules out

A and E

C - The human nervous system bears a superficial resemblance to a telephone system both because the former carries - idiomatically wrong..

D - same
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28 Sep 2006, 16:25
Tough One , Taking a guess here ..
Is it C ?
||ism Both because .. and because....
'Its' has a clear referent.
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28 Sep 2006, 18:39
c
narrow down to a and c,

as 'both' in b,d and e would imply that
its neural pathways converge in the brain and spinal chord - ie of the The human nervous system and a telephone system

a runs into not only , but no 'but also' idiomatic issues

oa, oe?
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28 Sep 2006, 19:20
Not bad, yeah the answer is C, and I guess now I see it for parallelism. Yeah I thought it was hard too=( It was the last question on the GMATPrep and I was left with few seconds so guessed and didn't read the not only part...

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28 Sep 2006, 21:16
both because it carries... and because it's pathways converge...
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28 Sep 2006, 21:39
One more for C.

1. Since 'its' is used in the second clause, we need a clear referrant. B, D and E are out because they use 'they'.

2. Between A and C, A is unidiomatic. That leaves C.
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22 Apr 2012, 18:39
what is the referrant for its for C? is it the former?
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22 Apr 2012, 23:52
calreg11 wrote:
what is the referrant for its for C? is it the former?

yeah "its" = "former" = "human nervous system"
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23 Apr 2012, 12:31
Good problem, it took me two minutes to solve.
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24 Apr 2012, 07:54
A)The human nervous system and a telephone system superficially resemble each other, not only because the former carries
"Not only because...and because" = unidiomatic
B) The human nervous system and a telephone system bear a superficial resemblance because they both carry
"they BOTH carry [X] and [Y]". We need to reasons, and we have the first reason, 'carry information...', but we are missing the second reason. And the second reason must come before the dependent clause 'and because of' or we have another idiom problem.
C) The human nervous system bears a superficial resemblance to a telephone system both because the former carries

C for me.
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