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25 Nov 2007, 17:09
So poorly educated and trained are many young recruits to the United States work force that many business executives fear this country will lose its economic preeminence.
(A) So poorly educated and trained are many young recruits to the United States work force that
(B) As poorly educated and trained as many young recruits to the United States work force are,
(C) Because of many young recruits to the United States work force who are so poorly educated and trained,
(D) That many young recruits to the United States work force are so poorly educated and trained is why
(E) Many young recruits to the United States work force who are so poorly educated and trained explains why
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25 Nov 2007, 17:16
I will go with A "so X that Y" is correct idiom

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25 Nov 2007, 17:20
that's fine Amar but what about as....as in "B" ?
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25 Nov 2007, 17:27
Its not clear who "as" refers to.. usually "as X as" is used to compare two things... in this case its not clear what are we comparing.

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26 Nov 2007, 01:42
I think it's C and i'll explain why"

"So poorly educated and trained are many young recruits to the United States work force that." The bolded sentence is the subject, which should be placed before the word "so."

b) is saying that many business executives are so poorly educated and trained as many young recruits to the United States work force

c) shows a direct causal relationship. Business executives fear BECAUSE OF many young recruits to the United States work force who are so poorly educated and trained. The bolded sentence is perfectly fine after "because of" because this sentence is a noun phrase. and this answer choice shows a stronger causal relationhip by using because of. In general, whenever a sentence shows a causal relationhip, answer choices with either "because" or "because of" are generally more preferred form of displaying causalty.

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26 Nov 2007, 04:00
ravi_taneja_1977 wrote:
So poorly educated and trained are many young recruits to the United States work force that many business executives fear this country will lose its economic preeminence.
(A) So poorly educated and trained are many young recruits to the United States work force that
(B) As poorly educated and trained as many young recruits to the United States work force are,
(C) Because of many young recruits to the United States work force who are so poorly educated and trained,
(D) That many young recruits to the United States work force are so poorly educated and trained is why
(E) Many young recruits to the United States work force who are so poorly educated and trained explains why
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A. 'So x that y' is correct.

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