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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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24 Oct 2007, 05:43
GK_Gmat 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 think the proposed "plan" is implicit here.

I will go with A here
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24 Oct 2007, 07:06
Between A and E (since the "it" is best), I choose A.

"Not new in principle", I believe, has a different meaning than "do not represent a new principle".
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24 Oct 2007, 21:01
touch choice between A and E.

I will go with E. IT refers to principal that was employed in PR.
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24 Oct 2007, 21:08
GK_Gmat 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

good one. 'are' eliminates C, D & E for me.
between A & B, let's go with B.
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24 Oct 2007, 22:39
I will go with B.

I am ruling out A, C & E as clauses separated by ";" has to have a clear subject.

In C & D we are comparing "development zones" to principle.
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25 Oct 2007, 00:45
GK_Gmat 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

OA is B.

Can someone explain what is wrong with A? Thanks.
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25 Oct 2007, 21:37
GK_Gmat 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 - weird since you cannot represent something thats not similar
(C) are not a new principle; the same one - weird
(D) are not a new principle, but one that
(E) are not new in principle; it

I felt D was the cleanest.

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25 Oct 2007, 21:57
GK_Gmat 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

The first time when I read this SC, it was a bouncer to me. Couldn't make head nor tail out of it.

Anyway, will have another go at it.

I think the noun 'represent' is a must in the sentence, which co-relates 'zones' with 'principle'.

By which, we are with left 'A' & 'B'

'B' - not a...but one seems idiomatic. More concise and direct.

'B' makes sense
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