on October 17, 2019
I totally understand the diagramming for this passage; however, the "but not" in answer choice D threw me off.
My question is how do you read answer choice D in it's entirety as a person would say it when it is put into a "no" conditional statement format? I totally get the "no" conditional statement in answer choice D as saying, "If you're an independently owned pet store in West Calverton, then you do not sell tropical fish..." yet how do you read the exotic bird part of that statement when you negate "but not exotic birds"? I'm just having an issue with the language in the answer choice, specifically how "but" becomes "or" because this should be an easier question as the conditional statements in the passage are very clear. Any help on this would be really appreciated, thank you.