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# Never before in the history of music have musical superstars

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Never before in the history of music have musical superstars been able to command so extraordinary fees of the kind they do today.
(A) so extraordinary fees of the kind they do today
(B) so extraordinary fees as they are today
(C) such extraordinary fees as they do today
(D) such extraordinary fees of the kind today’s have
(E) so extraordinary a fee of the kind they can today
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17 Nov 2009, 02:06
Never before in the history of music have musical superstars been able to command so extraordinary fees of the kind they do today.
(A) so extraordinary fees of the kind they do today
(B) so extraordinary fees as they are today
(C) such extraordinary fees as they do today
(D) such extraordinary fees of the kind today’s have
(E) so extraordinary a fee of the kind they can today

B.

It should be so, instead of such. Such modifies nouns only. So C, D out
E looks wordy extraordinary a fee

Hesitate between A and B.
In B seems that AS is used correctly.
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Never before in the history of music have musical superstars been able to command so extraordinary fees of the kind they do today.
(A) so extraordinary fees of the kind they do today
(B) so extraordinary fees as they are today
(C) such extraordinary fees as they do today
(D) such extraordinary fees of the kind today’s have
(E) so extraordinary a fee of the kind they can today

I will go with C.
Such modifies Fees.. What kind of fees.. extraordinary fees.
Such .. as .. --> Correct idiom.
So .X<noun>. As .. --> unidiomatic.
So X<adj> As to Y(Verb) -- > Idiomatic.
So large as to cause
Fees are SO extraordinary to earn
Such ..< extra ordinary fees> as they are today.
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17 Nov 2009, 11:23
agree with C..

Suresh seems to be good with verbal, whats the secret dude ? what materials u studied so far?
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19 Nov 2009, 00:47
The OA is C
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04 Dec 2009, 07:40
"Such" is needed here, so this requirement eliminates options A, B, and E. For D, the phrase "fees of the kind" is wordy and not very clear. That leaves us with C, the correct answer.
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07 Dec 2009, 02:54
Eliminate 'so'. 'such' is correct.

So, out of C and D... It's C ---- correct usage 'such ... as'
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20 Apr 2010, 08:52
my pick is (C) too.

good explanation by x2suresh....I am at times perplexed with x2suresh's verbal skills...wish I had the same skills...
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