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Schliemann determined at the age of seven to find the site of ancient Troy and devoted his subsequent career to do it.

C. devoted his subsequent career to such an end
E. devoted his subsequent career to that end

Can anyone tell me why C is wrong and why E is correct? and what does THAT in E refer to?
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12 Aug 2007, 08:40
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Schliemann determined at the age of seven to find the site of ancient Troy and devoted his subsequent career to do it.

C. devoted his subsequent career to such an end
E. devoted his subsequent career to that end

Can anyone tell me why C is wrong and why E is correct? and what does THAT in E refer to?

"to find" is an infinitive and acts as an object of verb determined. Devoted his subsequent career to THAT (to finding the site of troy) end.

I am not sure why such an end is incorrect though. May be such an end is not considered idiomatic in English Language.
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12 Aug 2007, 11:24
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According to OG,'such' means 'of a kind'...now you cant have 'a kind of end'...can you

So,E makes more sense.
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That is a restrictor which basically refers to the specific reference in the sentence.

To such an end means he focused his career on something like that, which isn't really what the meaning of the sentence is about.
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13 Aug 2007, 11:14
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That is a restrictor which basically refers to the specific reference in the sentence.

To such an end means he focused his career on something like that, which isn't really what the meaning of the sentence is about.

that is a pronoun here. it needs a noun referent.

BMWHYPE2, sorry to hijack this thread, but I am wondering who the female is in your avatar? thanks.
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racha24 wrote:
bmwhype2 wrote:
That is a restrictor which basically refers to the specific reference in the sentence.

To such an end means he focused his career on something like that, which isn't really what the meaning of the sentence is about.

that is a pronoun here. it needs a noun referent.

BMWHYPE2, sorry to hijack this thread, but I am wondering who the female is in your avatar? thanks.

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13 Aug 2007, 11:30
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beckee529 wrote:
racha24 wrote:
bmwhype2 wrote:
That is a restrictor which basically refers to the specific reference in the sentence.

To such an end means he focused his career on something like that, which isn't really what the meaning of the sentence is about.

that is a pronoun here. it needs a noun referent.

BMWHYPE2, sorry to hijack this thread, but I am wondering who the female is in your avatar? thanks.

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13 Aug 2007, 14:04
bmwhype2 wrote:
That is a restrictor which basically refers to the specific reference in the sentence.

To such an end means he focused his career on something like that, which isn't really what the meaning of the sentence is about.

that is a pronoun here. it needs a noun referent.

Right, well basically the logic is the same, he dedicated his research to THAT specific end...... not 'such' an end, like a similar site..... get it? I think it's one of those semantic questions, where you have to think about the meaning of the sentence. And that refers to the 'the site.....'.
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28 Aug 2007, 13:33
bmwhype2 wrote:
That is a restrictor which basically refers to the specific reference in the sentence.

To such an end means he focused his career on something like that, which isn't really what the meaning of the sentence is about.

that is a pronoun here. it needs a noun referent.

Right, well basically the logic is the same, he dedicated his research to THAT specific end...... not 'such' an end, like a similar site..... get it? I think it's one of those semantic questions, where you have to think about the meaning of the sentence. And that refers to the 'the site.....'.

From what I've seen on the GMAT test, such is used to refer back to a previously stated noun.

Therefore, E is correct and C is wrong.
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28 Aug 2007, 13:37
that is used as a pronoun to refer to the idea of "finding the site of troy," which is summarized by "end."
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28 Aug 2007, 13:50
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that is used as a pronoun to refer to the idea of "finding the site of troy," which is summarized by "end."

End
an intention or aim: to gain one's ends.

or, in our case, to devote to that end.
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28 Aug 2007, 13:57
ok, LASTTTTT post regarding this question...

THAT is more specific than SUCH
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31 Aug 2007, 19:09
bmwhype2 wrote:
ok, LASTTTTT post regarding this question...

THAT is more specific than SUCH

okay. found out the grammatical explanation.

THAT is a demonstrative.
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Re: Brutal SC #15 Schliemann [#permalink]

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05 Jun 2008, 20:10
E is the answer

In C
Such an end does not refer back to TROY
Re: Brutal SC #15 Schliemann   [#permalink] 05 Jun 2008, 20:10
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