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Students in the metropolitan school district lack math [#permalink] New post 22 Mar 2011, 01:03
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Students in the metropolitan school district lack math skills to such a large degree as to
make it difficult to absorb them into a city economy becoming
ever more dependent on
information-based industries.
(A) lack math skills to such a large degree as to make it difficult to absorb them into a
city economy becoming
(B) lack math skills to a large enough degree that they will be difficult to absorb into a
city’s economy that becomes
(C) lack of math skills is so large as to be difficult to absorb them into a city’s economy
that becomes
(D) are lacking so much in math skills as to be difficult to absorb into a city’s economy
becoming
(E) are so lacking in math skills that it will be difficult to absorb them into a city economy becoming
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Re: tense, idiom [#permalink] New post 22 Mar 2011, 03:02
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Students in the metropolitan school district lack math skills to such a large degree as to
make it difficult to absorb them into a city economy becoming
ever more dependent on
information-based industries.
(A) lack math skills to such a large degree as to make it difficult to absorb them into a
city economy becoming
(B) lack math skills to a large enough degree that they will be difficult to absorb into a
city’s economy that becomes
(C) lack of math skills is so large as to be difficult to absorb them into a city’s economy
that becomes
(D) are lacking so much in math skills as to be difficult to absorb into a city’s economy
becoming
(E) are so lacking in math skills that it will be difficult to absorb them into a city economy becoming



A. Such is used here as an intensifier.So Large is redundant...2. should be city's economy
B 1. large enough degree is awkward.. enough is misplaced 2. simple present (becomes) indicates fact was true before, is true now, and will be true in the future , thus changes the meaning of original sentence
C.simple present (becomes) indicates fact was true before, is true now, and will be true in the future , thus changes the meaning of original sentence
D. ABSORB is a transitive verb thus requires an object
E.should be correct
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Re: Students in the metropolitan school district lack math [#permalink] New post 26 Sep 2013, 08:12
"are lacking in" is a correct idiom. not just "lack smth" or "lack of smth".

Between D and E
D:"to be difficult to absorb into .." absorb what?? it's not clrear
C corrects that: "difficult to absorb them into .."
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Re: Students in the metropolitan school district lack math [#permalink] New post 28 Sep 2013, 09:53
Students (subject) in the metropolitan school district lack math skills to such a large degree as to
make it difficult to absorb them into a city economy becoming ever more dependent on
information-based industries.
(A) lack math skills to such a large degree as to make it difficult to absorb them into a
city economy becoming
. correct idiom is Such x that y
(B) lack math skills to a large enough degree that they will be difficult to absorb into a
city’s economy that becomes.
incorrect
(C) lack of math skills is so large as to be difficult to absorb them into a city’s economy
that becomes
incorrect, here possessive students' should be used, plus incorrect idiom
(D) are lacking so much in math skills as to be difficult to absorb into a city’s economy
becoming
incorrect
(E) are so lacking in math skills that it will be difficult to absorb them into a city economy becoming. So X that Correct idiomatically
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Re: Students in the metropolitan school district lack math   [#permalink] 28 Sep 2013, 09:53
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