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A sudden improvement in the weather has been a boon to farmers in the south; so plentiful has the rain been for growing crops that farmers on the verge of bankruptcy have been able to save their farms.


A. so plentiful has the rain been for growing crops that
B. rain has been so plentiful for growing crops, so that
C. the amount of rain for growing crops has been such that
D. such has the rain been plentiful for growing crops that
E. such has been plentiful the rain for growing crops that
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 [#permalink] New post 19 Jul 2006, 17:41
I say C

A and B have wrong idiom construction of beloved "so.. that" should be "SO ADJECTIVE THAT CLAUSE"

E is kind of awkward

hey zoom you see in D "has plentiful been" is separated? thats another example that I mentioned
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Re: SC:Weather [#permalink] New post 19 Jul 2006, 17:46
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A sudden improvement in the weather has been a boon to farmers in the south; so plentiful has the rain been for growing crops that farmers on the verge of bankruptcy have been able to save their farms.


A. so plentiful has the rain been for growing crops that
B. rain has been so plentiful for growing crops, so that
C. the amount of rain for growing crops has been such that
D. such has the rain been plentiful for growing crops that
E. such has been plentiful the rain for growing crops that


A is my choice

B in "so that", "so" is unnecessary
C does not say that the rain has been plentiful, change in meaning
D "such has the rain been plentiful" is awkward
E "such has been plentiful" is awkward
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Re: SC:Weather [#permalink] New post 19 Jul 2006, 17:47
A. inversion.

"so that" in A is preferred over "such that" in C/D/E. B has two "so".

if a question has ACs with "sentence inversion", be careful and focus on it.
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Re: SC:Weather [#permalink] New post 19 Jul 2006, 18:24
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A. inversion.

"so that" in A is preferred over "such that" in C/D/E. B has two "so".

if a question has ACs with "sentence inversion", be careful and focus on it.


MA, can you please clarify what you mean by inversion? what are we inverting here?
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 [#permalink] New post 19 Jul 2006, 18:53
went for A because of the so...that construction, also because the part of the sentence after the semi-colon stood as an independent clause.
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Re: SC:Weather [#permalink] New post 19 Jul 2006, 20:03
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MA wrote:
A. inversion.

"so that" in A is preferred over "such that" in C/D/E. B has two "so".

if a question has ACs with "sentence inversion", be careful and focus on it.


MA, can you please clarify what you mean by inversion? what are we inverting here?


inversion is an alternative way to write the sentence. normally, a sentence would have the 'SUBJECT' preceding the 'VERB' as under: SUBJECT + VERB + (OBJECT/COMPLEMENT).

where as in inversion, we start sentence with verb and then subject as under: VERB + SUBJECT + (OBJECT/COMPLEMENT).

in our example, we are doing the second one for the first one as under:

i. normal/regular expression: the rain has been so plentiful for growing crops that farmers on the verge of bankruptcy have been able to save their farms.

ii. inversion: so plentiful has the rain been for growing crops that farmers on the verge of bankruptcy have been able to save their farms.
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 [#permalink] New post 19 Jul 2006, 20:17
A stands for correst 'so.....that' construction.
Great explaination of inversion MA.
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 [#permalink] New post 19 Jul 2006, 20:20
It's straight A.
Good explanation MA.

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 [#permalink] New post 19 Jul 2006, 20:56
Will go with A.

So ....... that construction in A is correct.
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Re: SC:Weather [#permalink] New post 19 Jul 2006, 22:35
MA wrote:
u2lover wrote:
MA wrote:
A. inversion.

"so that" in A is preferred over "such that" in C/D/E. B has two "so".

if a question has ACs with "sentence inversion", be careful and focus on it.


MA, can you please clarify what you mean by inversion? what are we inverting here?


inversion is an alternative way to write the sentence. normally, a sentence would have the 'SUBJECT' preceding the 'VERB' as under: SUBJECT + VERB + (OBJECT/COMPLEMENT).

where as in inversion, we start sentence with verb and then subject as under: VERB + SUBJECT + (OBJECT/COMPLEMENT).

in our example, we are doing the second one for the first one as under:

i. normal/regular expression: the rain has been so plentiful for growing crops that farmers on the verge of bankruptcy have been able to save their farms.

ii. inversion: so plentiful has the rain been for growing crops that farmers on the verge of bankruptcy have been able to save their farms.



Good explanation.. I think inversion makes sense here because of the preceding sentence.. Using inversion, second part of the sentence acts as justification to first part of sentence .. If we use straight sentence here, we wouldn't be needing semicolon..
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 [#permalink] New post 19 Jul 2006, 23:55
A

Rejected C, D and E because of "such that"
Rejected B because of "so......so that"
Selected A because of "so.....that"
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 [#permalink] New post 20 Jul 2006, 00:12
great sentence is A as mentioned the correct usage of subject verb inversion using the corret idiom so....that
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