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Despite an expensive publicity campaign, ticket sales for the new play were poor enough that it closed only after two weeks.

A)poor enough that it closed only after two weeks
B)poor enough that it was closed after only two weeks
C)so poor that it closed only after two weeks
D)so poor that it was closed after only two weeks
E)so poor that only after two weeks it closed
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Re: SC-So [#permalink] New post 10 Jul 2008, 19:57
IMO D.
I think we need "was closed" because play cannot get close itself, so we need was closed.
Between B and D, I will go for D because that emphasis that sales were very poor as compared to B which emphasis that sales were just poor enough.

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Re: SC-So [#permalink] New post 10 Jul 2008, 20:28
1. adj+enough to do something, so A and B out
2. so...that, C, D, E in
3. campaign was closed, not closed. so C and E out

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Re: SC-So [#permalink] New post 10 Jul 2008, 23:07
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Despite an expensive publicity campaign, ticket sales for the new play were poor enough that it closed only after two weeks.

A)poor enough that it closed only after two weeks
B)poor enough that it was closed after only two weeks
C)so poor that it closed only after two weeks
D)so poor that it was closed after only two weeks
E)so poor that only after two weeks it closed


so (adj) that (noun)
C,D -remain

Play cannot close on its own. "was closed" makes sense.

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Re: SC-So [#permalink] New post 11 Jul 2008, 07:28
aaron22197 wrote:
Despite an expensive publicity campaign, ticket sales for the new play were poor enough that it closed only after two weeks.

A)poor enough that it closed only after two weeks
B)poor enough that it was closed after only two weeks
C)so poor that it closed only after two weeks
D)so poor that it was closed after only two weeks
E)so poor that only after two weeks it closed


adjective + enough + to

so + adjective + that + clause

Poor enough that is wrong idiom, so A) B) are wrong

C) is not good, it seems "only" modifies closed or after

E) is arkward

D) is the best
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Re: SC-So [#permalink] New post 11 Jul 2008, 08:10
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Re: SC-So [#permalink] New post 11 Jul 2008, 08:55
Despite an expensive publicity campaign, ticket sales for the new play were poor enough that it closed only after two weeks.

A)poor enough that it closed only after two weeks
B)poor enough that it was closed after only two weeks
C)so poor that it closed only after two weeks
D)so poor that it was closed after only two weeks
E)so poor that only after two weeks it closed

Despite X,Y occurs
X and Y should contradict each other or represent opp. scenarios.
(A) and (B) eliminated since the degree of contradition is less compared to so poor used in (C),(D),(E)

only after 2 weeks -> stresses that two weeks is a long time
after only 2 weeks -> this stresses on two days being earlier

here the second scenario is apt.
hence (C) and (E) are out and
(D) is correct

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