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An array of tax incentives has led to a boom in the construction of new office buildings; so abundant has capital been for commercial real estate that investors regularly scour the country for areas in which to build.

(A) so abundant has capital been for commercial real estate that
(B) capital has been so abundant for commercial real estate, so that
(C) the abundance of capital for commercial real estate has been such,
(D) such has the abundance of capital been for commercial real estate that
(E) such has been an abundance of capital for commercial real estate,
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08 Dec 2007, 09:48
wrong section my friend. You want to post this in the Verbal area.

I'd choose C myself though
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08 Dec 2007, 11:37
its_vishalsinha wrote:

An array of tax incentives has led to a boom in the construction of new office buildings; so abundant has
capital been for commercial real estate that investors regularly scour the country for areas in which to build.

(A) so abundant has capital been for commercial real estate that
(B) capital has been so abundant for commercial real estate, so that
(C) the abundance of capital for commercial real estate has been such,
(D) such has the abundance of capital been for commercial real estate that
(E) such has been an abundance of capital for commercial real estate,

I pick A

The origininal sentence can be re-constructed as:

"An array of tax incentives has led to a boom in the construction of new office buildings; capital for commercial real estate has been so abundant that investors regularly scour the country for areas in which to build"

I think A is the best choice

B. so ..., so that makes the sentence fragmented
C. it's wordy. the comma after such makes the sentence fragmented
D. it's wordy
E. run-on sentence
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08 Dec 2007, 12:58
its_vishalsinha wrote:

An array of tax incentives has led to a boom in the construction of new office buildings; so abundant has
capital been for commercial real estate that investors regularly scour the country for areas in which to build.

(A) so abundant has capital been for commercial real estate that
(B) capital has been so abundant for commercial real estate, so that
(C) the abundance of capital for commercial real estate has been such,
(D) such has the abundance of capital been for commercial real estate that
(E) such has been an abundance of capital for commercial real estate,

C should be correct here.
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08 Dec 2007, 13:03
The OA is 'A'... unable to grasp the reasoning behind it...
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08 Dec 2007, 18:54
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The OA is 'A'... unable to grasp the reasoning behind it...

In a normal written English, the sentence should have been (as I quoted earlier) like this: "An array of tax incentives has led to a boom in the construction of new office buildings; the capital for commercial real estate has been so abundant that investors regularly scour the country for areas in which to build."

However, GMAT altered the perfectly fine sentence to something appearing to be incorrect but is actually gramatically correct.

For example, one can say,"I would go home" or "Home I would go" are two perfectly correct sentences that has the same meaning.
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10 Dec 2007, 00:39
If that comma in C is not a typo, it is def. not the answer.

I would have answered A, mainly because C with the comma must be wrong and the other options are so bad. A is still not a great way to state it.
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09 Aug 2011, 10:05
IMO it should be A
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its_vishalsinha wrote:

An array of tax incentives has led to a boom in the construction of new office buildings; so abundant has
capital been for commercial real estate that investors regularly scour the country for areas in which to build.

(A) so abundant has capital been for commercial real estate that
(B) capital has been so abundant for commercial real estate, so that
(C) the abundance of capital for commercial real estate has been such,
(D) such has the abundance of capital been for commercial real estate that
(E) such has been an abundance of capital for commercial real estate,

idiom so x that y.. only A.
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26 Aug 2011, 16:45
good one. it's b/w A and C. C lacks 'that'. went w/ A.
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its_vishalsinha wrote:

An array of tax incentives has led to a boom in the construction of new office buildings; so abundant has
capital been for commercial real estate that investors regularly scour the country for areas in which to build.

(A) so abundant has capital been for commercial real estate that
(B) capital has been so abundant for commercial real estate, so that
(C) the abundance of capital for commercial real estate has been such,
(D) such has the abundance of capital been for commercial real estate that
(E) such has been an abundance of capital for commercial real estate,

idiom so x that y.. only A.

Just wanted to point out that this is a good example of an idiomatic structure that isn't common on everyday speaking--but is definitely something you'll see on the GMAT. So just make a mental note of this structure "so [x]...that...[y]"

(A) it is! And if you were comfortable enough with identifying this idiomatic structure, you could have confidently picked (A) without reading too much into any of the other answer choices! This would save you precious seconds so you can focus more on the RC/CR questions with your time.
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31 Aug 2011, 08:55
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rphardu wrote:
its_vishalsinha wrote:

An array of tax incentives has led to a boom in the construction of new office buildings; so abundant has
capital been for commercial real estate that investors regularly scour the country for areas in which to build.

(A) so abundant has capital been for commercial real estate that
(B) capital has been so abundant for commercial real estate, so that
(C) the abundance of capital for commercial real estate has been such,
(D) such has the abundance of capital been for commercial real estate that
(E) such has been an abundance of capital for commercial real estate,

idiom so x that y.. only A.

Just wanted to point out that this is a good example of an idiomatic structure that isn't common on everyday speaking--but is definitely something you'll see on the GMAT. So just make a mental note of this structure "so [x]...that...[y]"

(A) it is! And if you were comfortable enough with identifying this idiomatic structure, you could have confidently picked (A) without reading too much into any of the other answer choices! This would save you precious seconds so you can focus more on the RC/CR questions with your time.

D also seeems to have a correct idiomatic usage..what then is incorrect in D?
I chose D
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19 Aug 2015, 20:24
Can anyone help me figure out how to eliminate D?
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20 Aug 2015, 03:33
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Can anyone help me figure out how to eliminate D?

Compared to A, D is wordy. Also, the way it is worded, option D puts more emphasis on "abundance of capital" than on actual capital as option A correctly does.
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28 Aug 2015, 05:43
rphardu wrote:
its_vishalsinha wrote:

An array of tax incentives has led to a boom in the construction of new office buildings; so abundant has
capital been for commercial real estate that investors regularly scour the country for areas in which to build.

(A) so abundant has capital been for commercial real estate that
(B) capital has been so abundant for commercial real estate, so that
(C) the abundance of capital for commercial real estate has been such,
(D) such has the abundance of capital been for commercial real estate that
(E) such has been an abundance of capital for commercial real estate,

idiom so x that y.. only A.

Spot on. This idiom sometimes sounds awkward and has tricked me in the past.
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28 Aug 2015, 06:02
I think both A and D are grammatically correct;

However, D uses more words to express the same idea and hence is little awkward.

Hence, A is better because is short and idiomatically correct.
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30 Aug 2015, 23:59
so x that y

every other option, apart from A, has an incorrect usage
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