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Among the cossacks, vegetable farming was once so despised

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104.Among the cossacks, vegetable farming was once so despised that it was forbidden on pain of death.
(A) so despised that it was
(B) so despised to be
(C) so despised it had been
(D) despised enough that it was
(E) despised enough as to be
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A)...we are tested on the right usage of an idiom and thats is "so...that"
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sonaketu wrote:
A it is, so.. that...


For once, Sonaketu, I agree with you :-D
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meenu wrote:
A it is. OA?


I too vote for A.

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PS : one of the rare occassions of harmony, let this peace prevail.
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Re: SC-Cossacks [#permalink] New post 03 Jul 2007, 20:22
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perezhan wrote:
104.Among the cossacks, vegetable farming was once so despised that it was forbidden on pain of death.
(A) so despised that it was
(B) so despised to be
(C) so despised it had been
(D) despised enough that it was
(E) despised enough as to be


idiom: so X that Y
The weather was so humid that condensation accumulated on my car window.

that starts a restrictive clause so the tense needs to be the same.

Answer is A.
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Re: SC-Cossacks [#permalink] New post 09 Mar 2008, 20:17
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Correct idiom is : So X that Y
This one seems to be frequently tested. Each time this idiom is tested, you would find "X enough that" as one of the answer choice, which uses the wrong idiom.
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Re: SC-Cossacks [#permalink] New post 11 Mar 2008, 08:39
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old one, A it is, So......That important idiom!
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