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291. Factory outlet stores, operated by manufacturers, are usually located miles from downtown and regional shopping centers so as not directly to be competitive against department stores in the same trading area.
(A) so as not directly to be competitive against
(B) in order for them not to have direct competition with
(C) so that they do not compete directly with
(D) in order that they are not directly competitive against
(E) for the purpose of not competing directly with

so as not x to... is the usage wrong??? and if I say.. so that they.. is they properly referring to only one antecedant???? I am sorry..but OA is C.. with which i dont agree.. please explain. i thought that A is the correct choice...
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16 Dec 2008, 07:32
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291. Factory outlet stores, operated by manufacturers, are usually located miles from downtown and regional shopping centers so as not directly to be competitive against department stores in the same trading area.
(A) so as not directly to be competitive against
(B) in order for them not to have direct competition with
(C) so that they do not compete directly with
(D) in order that they are not directly competitive against
(E) for the purpose of not competing directly with

so as not x to... is the usage wrong??? and if I say.. so that they.. is they properly referring to only one antecedant???? I am sorry..but OA is C.. with which i dont agree.. please explain. i thought that A is the correct choice...

***do not post the OA with the question*** - give everyone a chance to contribute.

so X as to Y = correct idiom
so as to be = wrong idiom

so that = correct idiom

a - against x or/and y or against x,y
b - in order for : wrong idiom
c -
d - in order that : wrong idiom
e - wierd

C
Re: so as not   [#permalink] 16 Dec 2008, 07:32
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