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The number of mountain gorillas is declining with such [#permalink] New post 29 Mar 2012, 01:13
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The number of mountain gorillas is declining with such rapidity that the population is one-half in the twenty years between a count made by George Schaller in 1960 and the one made by Dian Fossey in 1980.

(A) with such rapidity that the population is one-half
(B) with such rapidity that the population was one-half
(C) so rapidly the population divided in half
(D) so rapidly that the population was halved
(E) in such rapidity that the population is halved




Are "with such rapidity" and " in such rapidity" possible idioms? or they don't make sense at all?
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Re: PT #15 SC 23 [#permalink] New post 29 Mar 2012, 02:11
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The number of mountain gorillas is declining with such rapidity that the population is one-half in the twenty years between a count made by George Schaller in 1960 and the one made by Dian Fossey in 1980.

(A) with such rapidity that the population is one-half
(B) with such rapidity that the population was one-half
(C) so rapidly the population divided in half
(D) so rapidly that the population was halved
(E) in such rapidity that the population is halved




Are "with such rapidity" and " in such rapidity" possible idioms? or they don't make sense at all?


i think they dont make sense.
In this context of sentence we need adverb "so" to modify "is declining". here we have two adverbs in a row so rapidly
So we are left with C & D
C changes the meaning

so D
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Re: PT #15 SC 23 [#permalink] New post 30 Mar 2012, 02:32
The number of mountain gorillas is declining with such rapidity that the population is one-half in the twenty years between a count made by George Schaller in 1960 and the one made by Dian Fossey in 1980.

(A) with such rapidity that the population is one-half
(B) with such rapidity that the population was one-half
--> "with " changes the meaning to absurdity by saying the act of declining includes "such rapidity"

(C) so rapidly the population divided in half
--> we need 'that' here to introduce the subordinate clause

(D) so rapidly that the population was halved
--> correct

(E) in such rapidity that the population is halved
--> need past tense here because the act of getting half occurred in past.

hence D

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Re: PT #15 SC 23 [#permalink] New post 30 Mar 2012, 05:25
IMO D. Agree with above user's explanation.
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