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Sentence Correction 34

    In a world of tight budgets, recycling content is not so much an option rather a necessity.

    1. not so much an option but rather a necessity.
    2. not so much an option as a necessity.
    3. not so much an option but a necessity.
    4. not so much an option but also a necessity.


  • Correct Answer
    Choice (B)

Detailed Solution

The phrase 'not so' 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.

Correct Answer: B

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