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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, 17:13
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, 23:11
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, 23:27
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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05 May 2009, 00:04
B looks good. All other options have pronoun reference issue.
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05 May 2009, 00:08
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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, 09:07
Agreed that in A, it clearly refers o principle..But is it mking a sense in the sentence...I'll go with B..

bigtreezl wrote:
x2suresh wrote:
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, 18:45
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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12 Jul 2011, 04:04
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, 02:10
Is there anyone who can tell me why D is wrong?????
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16 Jul 2011, 10:25
Agree. I chose D as well but B makes sense.
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16 Jul 2011, 10:43
+1 B

Idiom: not...., but....
Parallelism is better in this sentence.
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16 Jul 2011, 10:45
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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Re: The proposed urban development zones do not represent a new [#permalink]

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12 Oct 2013, 18:26
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

What's the OA on this one? I go with A, they do not represent a new principle. It refers to the principle so saying 'it was employed in Puerto Rico is perfectly fine'

Happy to discuss further

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17 Apr 2014, 09:31
The zones are clearly not a new priinciple but represent one. Only A and B stand. In A 'it' does not have a clear antecedent. Therefore, only B stands. But is correct coordinating cojunction in B and parallelism is mantained throught the sentence.

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18 Apr 2014, 10:54
I think it should be A because "it" refers to the principle and not the "Zones"
B,C,D and E sound awkward
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