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214. 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
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 [#permalink] New post 09 Dec 2005, 00:24
A)...the right idiom is "so + adjective + as to be" ! "so as to be" (w/o adj b/w "so and "as" is always wrong)
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 [#permalink] New post 09 Dec 2005, 04:49
214. 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

(A) Good.
(B) "so" needs "that".
(C) Wecannot use "able" for climatic shifts.
(D) "so" needs "that".
(E) "enough so that" is unidiomatic.
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 [#permalink] New post 09 Dec 2005, 08:31
christoph wrote:
A)...the right idiom is "so + adjective + as to be" ! "so as to be" (w/o adj b/w "so and "as" is always wrong)


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