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Climatic shifts are so gradual as to be indistinguishable [#permalink] New post 23 Jun 2009, 00:17
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Climatic shifts are so gradual as to be indistinguishable at first from ordinary fluctuations in the weather.

(A) so gradual as to be indistinguishable
(B) so gradual they can be indistinguishable
(C) so gradual that they are unable to be distinguished
(D) gradual enough not to be distinguishable
(E) gradual enough so that one cannot distinguish them

Is the usage of the idiom "So X as to (be) Y" correct in this case.
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Re: Climatic Shifts [#permalink] New post 23 Jun 2009, 00:28
I'll vote for A, for using correct idiom "so X as to be Y". Also, its the most precise and clear option as compared to D and E
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Re: Climatic Shifts [#permalink] New post 23 Jun 2009, 00:32
Yes....it is correct.
Generally we use so ...... that but in few cases so................as can also be used.
A shud be the answer as other options do not seem to be right.
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Re: Climatic Shifts [#permalink] New post 23 Jun 2009, 00:43
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Climatic shifts are so gradual as to be indistinguishable at first from ordinary fluctuations in the weather.

(A) so gradual as to be indistinguishable
(B) so gradual they can be indistinguishable
(C) so gradual that they are unable to be distinguished
(D) gradual enough not to be distinguishable
(E) gradual enough so that one cannot distinguish them

Is the usage of the idiom "So X as to (be) Y" correct in this case.


E and D distort the meaning, in B 'so gradual' without 'that' seems incorrect and between A and C, C seems wordy. So A remains. Good question, I didn't know the idiom "so X as to (be) Y :)
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Re: Climatic Shifts [#permalink] New post 23 Jun 2009, 01:59
i confuse C and A, why so... that ... is not correct, can anyone explain please !!!
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Re: Climatic Shifts [#permalink] New post 23 Jun 2009, 03:19
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i confuse C and A, why so... that ... is not correct, can anyone explain please !!!

I don't see any obvious grammatical error with C, 'so...that' is correct form, but A is more precise and clear I think :)
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Re: Climatic Shifts [#permalink] New post 23 Jun 2009, 03:23
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i confuse C and A, why so... that ... is not correct, can anyone explain please !!!

I don't see any obvious grammatical error with C, 'so...that' is correct form, but A is more precise and clear I think :)


Apart from this, C is more passive. Use of passive voice is generally a NO NO in GMAT.
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Re: Climatic Shifts [#permalink] New post 23 Jun 2009, 08:19
A it is.

C is wrong because of the usage of 'unable to be'.
In GMAT 'can not' is preferred
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Re: Climatic Shifts [#permalink] New post 25 Jun 2009, 09:26
It appears that in this case "so...as to" seems correct. What is the OA?
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Re: Climatic Shifts [#permalink] New post 06 Feb 2010, 22:50
Any reason why D is incorrect? gradual enough not to be distinguishable.
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Re: Climatic Shifts [#permalink] New post 11 Feb 2010, 22:12
@abhishekGMAT : I guess D is incorrect since it is awkward in construction. A is better when compared directly with D.
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