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Question 34: In a world of tight budgets, recycling content is not so much an option rather a necessity.
The subject of the sentence is 'the position The phrase 'not so much....as...' is idiomatic. What follows 'as' in this expression takes precedence over what follows 'not so much'.
So, when something is 'not so much an option as a necessity', it means that it is more a necessity than an option.
The question is " Choose the grammatically correct option "
Choice B is the correct answer.
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