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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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11 Aug 2005, 05:03
A - Grammatically correct and uses the correct idiom So X that...

B - When using the construct "As X as is/are" it must be followed by a noun or pronoun.

C - uses "Because of" when "Because" is called for

D - too verbose

E - uses explains why as a conjunction - illogical

A is my choice.
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11 Aug 2005, 19:51
A it is...

(A) So poorly educated and trained are many young recruits to the United States work force that
- keep this
(B) As poorly educated and trained as many young recruits to the United States work force are,
- out as as many...
(C) Because of many young recruits to the United States work force who are so poorly educated and trained,
- wierd too.. you need a dependent clause to define the reason..
(D) That many young recruits to the United States work force are so poorly educated and trained is why
- unidiomatic construction...
(E) Many young recruits to the United States work force who are so poorly educated and trained explains why
- young recruits explain...
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12 Aug 2005, 07:33
Most of you got this one right. Yes the answer is indeed A.

Thank you very much for your explanations

Ritesh, ABJ, Arsene and Himalaya - Thanks for your explanations
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15 Jun 2007, 11:19
[quote="riteshgupta1"]
(C) Because of many young recruits to the United States work force who are so poorly educated and trained,
- wierd too.. you need a dependent clause to define the reason..
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Can you elaborate on IC/DC and how it should look like using the original question stem?
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15 Jun 2007, 11:29
I agreed with A,

First look at So X that Y construction in A.
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16 Jun 2007, 01:14
My answer is 'A'

so X that Y - is the correct idiom..
16 Jun 2007, 01:14
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