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# The proposed urban development zones do not represent a new

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04 May 2009, 15:22
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The proposed urban development zones do not represent a new principle; it was employed in "Operation Bootstrap" in Puerto Rico.

(A) do not represent a new principle; it
(B) represent not a new principle, but one that
(C) are not a new principle; the same one
(D) are not a new principle, but one that
(E) are not new in principle; it
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04 May 2009, 16:13
bigtreezl wrote:
The proposed urban development zones do not represent a new principle; it was employed in "Operation Bootstrap" in Puerto Rico.

(A) do not represent a new principle; it
(B) represent not a new principle, but one that
(C) are not a new principle; the same one
(D) are not a new principle, but one that
(E) are not new in principle; it

IMO B.
A , E wrong -- 'it' is singular ... plural subject is needed.
C is wrong --- same subject (singular) as it is in A, E
D is also wrong for subject issue.
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04 May 2009, 22:11
IMO C.

I guess in C the one referes to principle..not to urban development zones. Cealrly saying the principle was applied before not the urban devcelopment zones.

Though I cannt say why B is incorrect.
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04 May 2009, 22:27
bigtreezl wrote:
The proposed urban development zones do not represent a new principle; it was employed in "Operation Bootstrap" in Puerto Rico.

(A) do not represent a new principle; it
(B) represent not a new principle, but one that
(C) are not a new principle; the same one
(D) are not a new principle, but one that
(E) are not new in principle; it

I will go with A.

"It" refers to principle ..

zones don't represent a new priciple; <It>The principle was employed in "O Bootstrap..." in puerto Rico

B is awkward.

C,D --> zones.. are.. principle --> illogical.. zones can't be principles.
E --> distorts the meaning.
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04 May 2009, 23:04
B looks good. All other options have pronoun reference issue.
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04 May 2009, 23:08
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bigtreezl wrote:
The proposed urban development zones do not represent a new principle; it was employed in "Operation Bootstrap" in Puerto Rico.

(A) do not represent a new principle; it
(B) represent not a new principle, but one that
(C) are not a new principle; the same one
(D) are not a new principle, but one that
(E) are not new in principle; it

I will go with A.

"It" refers to principle ..

zones don't represent a new priciple; <It>The principle was employed in "O Bootstrap..." in puerto Rico

B is awkward.

C,D --> zones.. are.. principle --> illogical.. zones can't be principles.
E --> distorts the meaning.

I beleive you've seen this one before
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06 May 2009, 08:07
Agreed that in A, it clearly refers o principle..But is it mking a sense in the sentence...I'll go with B..

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bigtreezl wrote:
The proposed urban development zones do not represent a new principle; it was employed in "Operation Bootstrap" in Puerto Rico.

(A) do not represent a new principle; it
(B) represent not a new principle, but one that
(C) are not a new principle; the same one
(D) are not a new principle, but one that
(E) are not new in principle; it

I will go with A.

"It" refers to principle ..

zones don't represent a new priciple; <It>The principle was employed in "O Bootstrap..." in puerto Rico

B is awkward.

C,D --> zones.. are.. principle --> illogical.. zones can't be principles.
E --> distorts the meaning.

I beleive you've seen this one before

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06 May 2009, 17:45
My say is A, becuase -
[list=]Underlined text was employed is Singular. Here "it" is referring to the propsed velopment plan which is singular. [/list]
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The proposed urban development zones do not represent a new principle; it was
employed in "Operation Bootstrap" in Puerto Rico.
(A) do not represent a new principle; it
(B) represent not a new principle, but one that
(C) are not a new principle; the same one
(D) are not a new principle, but one that
(E) are not new in principle; it
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24 Mar 2011, 00:24
agree its an awkward but the god thng is it boils dwn to options A and B, rest all seem to suggest the zones themselves are the prciples.
it in A can refer to priciple or urban developmnt.
also B shows the contrast by using but. so went for b though it dorsnt sound good.

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The proposed urban development zones do not represent a new principle; it was
employed in "Operation Bootstrap" in Puerto Rico.
(A) do not represent a new principle; it
(B) represent not a new principle, but one that
(C) are not a new principle; the same one
(D) are not a new principle, but one that
(E) are not new in principle; it

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24 Mar 2011, 03:20
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While musing over the topic, I had only one thought in front. The urban zones are not a new principle ‘but’ an old one. There is a contrast manifest in the clause. Hence the choice falls on either B or D. IMO B is better because, physical things such as zones may not become as such a new principle but at best may represent a new principle.
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24 Mar 2011, 09:05
+1 B

It keeps the meaning and sense of the sentence.
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25 Mar 2011, 03:27
Very awkward question. What is the source of this question?
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12 Jul 2011, 03:04
bigtreezl wrote:
The proposed urban development zones do not represent a new principle; it was employed in "Operation Bootstrap" in Puerto Rico.

(A) do not represent a new principle; it
(B) represent not a new principle, but one that
(C) are not a new principle; the same one
(D) are not a new principle, but one that
(E) are not new in principle; it

I chucked out A,C and E on the basis that they use semi colon post which a new sentence should make sense..
Between B & D, I chose D on the basis that we need a verb.. so, "zones are"

OA is B....Please somebody tell me why is it not D??
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13 Jul 2011, 01:10
Is there anyone who can tell me why D is wrong?????
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16 Jul 2011, 09:25
Agree. I chose D as well but B makes sense.
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16 Jul 2011, 09:43
+1 B

Idiom: not...., but....
Parallelism is better in this sentence.
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16 Jul 2011, 09:45
C, D and E are clearly out as "zones are not phenomena, they may represent a pattern or a phenomena". Now between A and B, I can't believe how come people are going with B. In B the sentence is like "X represent not Y". Can it ever be correct? Let's get to the basics: tense? Shouldn't this be "X do not represent Y". Although I agree that A is not the best formed sentence possible, it's best among all.
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05 Oct 2013, 07:59
+1 for B. As the topic suggest, it is a odds and end question, but more than that it is a meaning questions. Only B reflects the intended meaning of the sentence.
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