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# The proposed urban development zones do not represent a new

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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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11 Jul 2003, 04:38
B.

Zones represent principles.

Zones are not principles..
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11 Jul 2003, 05:41
B is OK

Both employ the same idiom X is not Y but Z
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11 Jul 2003, 06:08
As i mentioned, proposed development zones can represent a new principle.

It does not make sense to say proposed development zone is same as principles. D seems to suggesting the same thing.
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24 Sep 2008, 14:03
stolyar 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 was between A and B.
Finally went with B (idiom: not X but Y)

Whats wrong with A? ... I believe "it" -- clearly refers to principle..
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25 Sep 2008, 09:41
A sounds odd, Suresh. "zones" is plural while "it" is singular. Moreover, it is not clear what "it" refers to- is it the zones or is it the proposal? Ofcourse, WE know what "it" refers to. But the sentence given does not make it very clear.
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25 Sep 2008, 10:18
KASSALMD wrote:
A sounds odd, Suresh. "zones" is plural while "it" is singular. Moreover, it is not clear what "it" refers to- is it the zones or is it the proposal? Ofcourse, WE know what "it" refers to. But the sentence given does not make it very clear.

Thanks.

A ) here "it" can refer to "proposal" or "principle" .. so it is ambigous

B --> one --represents proposal.
"proposal is not X but Y.. " Y -- proposal.

Is above reasoning correct?
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02 Oct 2008, 08:04
I think it should be B.

The proposed urban development zones represent not a new principle, but one (a principle) that was employed in "Operation Bootstrap" in Puerto Rico.

one refers -----> principle
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