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Learning Idiom 4 [#permalink] New post 15 Jun 2008, 03:03
The idea here is to learn idioms with examples. I know that it may be easier for some of us to memorize the idioms using X and Y symbols. I am not good at memorizing with X and Y. I prefer applying each idiom to real GMAT questions. In my opinion it will be easier to remember them. I am trying to learn the idioms with example questions. I appreciate your participation.

I will first post the question, follow it up with the OA and then we can discuss the idiom further (If necessary)
After the OA is discussed, I will edit the subject to include the idiom for easy future reference.

Learning Idiom 4

The category 1 to 5 rating known as the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale provides an estimate of a hurricane’s potential of destroying or damaging property, and is primarily determined from wind speed; a category 5 storm has wind speeds so high as to blow away small buildings, completely destroy mobile homes, and cause severe window and door damage.

A)of destroying or damaging property, and is primarily determined from wind speed; a category 5 storm has wind speeds so high as
B)to destroy or damage property, and is primarily determined from wind speed; a category 5 storm has wind speeds high enough
C)of destroying or damaging property, and is primarily determined by wind speed; a category 5 storm has wind speeds so high as
D)to destroy or damage property, and is primarily determined by wind speed; a category 5 storm has wind speeds high enough
E)to destroy or damage property, and is primarily determined by wind speed; a category 5 storm has wind speeds so high as
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Re: Learning Idiom 4 [#permalink] New post 15 Jun 2008, 21:12
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Re: Learning Idiom 4 [#permalink] New post 15 Jun 2008, 21:44
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high enough to
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Re: Learning Idiom 4 [#permalink] New post 03 Jan 2011, 07:56
has to be D.

According to manhattan GMAT so .. as to idiom has become suspect .. by GMAC through use in OG 12.
hence enough to, which in itself is a correct idiom wins over so...as to
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Re: Learning Idiom 4 [#permalink] New post 03 Jan 2011, 16:21
Just did a google on this one and found out that Manhattan will "edit" this question from their books.

I wouldn't put to much effort into this question since there's only a slight difference between D) and E).

If you compare 'high enough' and 'so x as to y' there's a difference in what they say. Looking at A we find that 'so x as to y' is correct here (if we want to keep the meaning) and consequently E is correct.
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