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# The Emperor Augustus, it appears, commissioned an idealized

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88. The Emperor Augustus, it appears, commissioned an idealized sculpture portrait, the features of which are
so unrealistic as to constitute what one scholar calls an "artificial face."
(A) so unrealistic as to constitute
(B) so unrealistic they constituted
(C) so unrealistic that they have constituted
(D) unrealistic enough so that they constitute
(E) unrealistic enough so as to constitute
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24 Aug 2009, 13:20
I think it should be B. What's the OA?
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24 Aug 2009, 13:24
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88. The Emperor Augustus, it appears, commissioned an idealized sculpture portrait, the features of which are
so unrealistic as to constitute what one scholar calls an "artificial face."
(A) so unrealistic as to constitute
(B) so unrealistic they constituted
(C) so unrealistic that they have constituted
(D) unrealistic enough so that they constitute
(E) unrealistic enough so as to constitute

C so--that. features plural so that they have constituted.
so-X-as to be Y is the correct
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24 Aug 2009, 17:39
I am also tempted for 'C'.

Correct idiom is So X as to constitute Y - I will go for 'A'.

What is the OA.
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25 Aug 2009, 07:11
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I am also tempted for 'C'.

Correct idiom is So X as to constitute Y - I will go for 'A'.

What is the OA.

OA A: pls give reasons to eliminate other options
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present perfect is not required in C.
A is correct.

rest are unidiomatic.
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25 Aug 2009, 16:33
sudeep wrote:
present perfect is not required in C.
A is correct.

rest are unidiomatic.

agrees. was tempted to choose C then realized it was using past perfect. and went back to A. so .... that is also the right idiom...no?
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88. The Emperor Augustus, it appears, commissioned an idealized sculpture portrait, the features of which are
so unrealistic as to constitute what one scholar calls an "artificial face."
(A) so unrealistic as to constitute
(B) so unrealistic they constituted ( 'that' missing here )
(C) so unrealistic that they have constituted ( have is not required cause main verb is past tense.)
(D) unrealistic enough so that they constitute ( enough is redundant if we put so b4 unrealistic .. so it is wordy sentence)
(E) unrealistic enough so as to constitute (same as D )
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The Emperor Augustus, it appears, commissioned an idealized sculpture portrait, the features of which are
so unrealistic as to constitute what one scholar calls an "artificial face."

(A) so unrealistic as to constitute
(B) so unrealistic they constituted
(C) so unrealistic that they have constituted
(D) unrealistic enough so that they constitute
(E) unrealistic enough so as to constitute

Can somebody please explain the wrong answers and the correct one, in detail?

Thanks.
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11 Sep 2015, 08:02
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Can anyone explain what is the problem with choice C here. Why is Present Perfect incorrect ?
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11 Sep 2015, 10:50
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Can anyone explain what is the problem with choice C here. Why is Present Perfect incorrect ?

The Emperor Augustus, it appears, commissioned an idealized sculpture portrait, the features of which are
so unrealistic as to constitute what one scholar calls an "artificial face."

(A) so unrealistic as to constitute
(B) so unrealistic they constituted
(C) so unrealistic that they have constituted
(D) unrealistic enough so that they constitute
(E) unrealistic enough so as to constitute

A uses the idiom So X as to Y

In option C, idiom so that which indicates purpose.

He spoke slowly so that the assistant could write everything down.

here, the features of which are not purposely unrealistic to constitute an artificial face.

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11 Sep 2015, 12:01
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Can anyone explain what is the problem with choice C here. Why is Present Perfect incorrect ?

The Emperor Augustus, it appears, commissioned an idealized sculpture portrait, the features of which are
so unrealistic as to constitute what one scholar calls an "artificial face."

(A) so unrealistic as to constitute
(B) so unrealistic they constituted
(C) so unrealistic that they have constituted
(D) unrealistic enough so that they constitute
(E) unrealistic enough so as to constitute

A uses the idiom So X as to Y

In option C, idiom so that which indicates purpose.

He spoke slowly so that the assistant could write everything down.

here, the features of which are not purposely unrealistic to constitute an artificial face.

Correct me if I'm wrong

Yes, it's written hypothetically. So you cannot use Present Perfect here. You are right.
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23 Sep 2015, 07:01
sudeep wrote:
present perfect is not required in C.
A is correct.

rest are unidiomatic.

perfect in c show that this happen before "are unrealistic". NO LOGIC
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Can anyone explain what is the problem with choice C here. Why is Present Perfect incorrect ?

OE

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The verbs are and calls indicate that the sculpture is being viewed and judged in the present. Thus, neither the
past tense verb constituted (in B) nor the present perfect verb have constituted (in C) is correct; both suggest
that the statue's features once constituted an artificial face but no longer do so. Also, B would be better if that
were inserted after so unrealistic, although the omission of that is not ungrammatical. Choices D and E use
unidiomatic constructions with enough: unrealistic enough to constitute would be idiomatic, but the use of
enough is imprecise and awkward in this context. Choice A, which uses the clear, concise, and idiomatic
construction so unrealistic as to constitute, is best
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