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# Although, shistosomiasis is not often fatal, it is so

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Although, shistosomiasis is not often fatal, it is so debilitating that it has become an economic drain on many devloping countries

(A) it is so debilitating that it has become an economic drain
(B) it is of such debilition, it has become an economical
(C) so debilitating is it as to become an economic
(D) SUCH IS ITS DEBILITATION, IT BECOMES AN ECONOMICAL
(E) there is so much debilitaiton that it has become an economical.
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16 Nov 2007, 08:24
Agree with GMAT Tiger... Answer A

idiom is correct

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16 Nov 2007, 23:27
x2suresh wrote:
Although, shistosomiasis is not often fatal, it is so debilitating that it has become an economic drain on many devloping countries

(A) it is so debilitating that it has become an economic drain
(B) it is of such debilition, it has become an economical
(C) so debilitating is it as to become an economic
(D) SUCH IS ITS DEBILITATION, IT BECOMES AN ECONOMICAL
(E) there is so much debilitaiton that it has become an economical.

Def. A

economical is inappropriate here.

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06 Apr 2010, 05:35
I have the same issue.

Option C may sound a bit awkward, but how come the OG explanation mentions the structure "so X as to Y" is unidiomatic? According to the idiom note I downloaded here it should be accepted.

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08 Apr 2010, 11:20
I've seen this question in GMAT prep 1.
I can vouch for A as the OA.
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08 Apr 2010, 15:58
economical is wrong in many options...
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08 Apr 2010, 21:29
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I have the same issue.

Option C may sound a bit awkward, but how come the OG explanation mentions the structure "so X as to Y" is unidiomatic? According to the idiom note I downloaded here it should be accepted.

I think C is incorrect because of the awkward construction "so debilitating is it as to..." It is better to use the active voice expression "it is", which is found in the correct answer A.
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26 Jul 2012, 12:40
Why is E wrong? I chose it because of 'economical'. How am I supposed to know that the question is referring to the developing countries' economy?
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26 Jul 2012, 12:54
Economic means relating to the economy; economical means inexpensive’ If something is an inexpensive drain, why will the disease be a drain on the economy? So economical is incongruous in this context.
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26 Jul 2012, 13:15
Flawless (A)
economic Vs economical should be taken care.
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