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When the growth rate of Buenos Aires, Brazil, peaked earlier [#permalink] New post 26 Feb 2006, 23:20
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When the growth rate of Buenos Aires, Brazil, peaked earlier this century, the number of people migrating to the city each year was so large as to equal the present population of Seattle.

a) so large as to equal

b) so large that it has equaled

c) large enough that it equals

d) so large it equals

e) large enough to equal
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 [#permalink] New post 27 Feb 2006, 00:17
"A" for correct Idiom.

Nandan, what's the source of this SC?
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 [#permalink] New post 27 Feb 2006, 11:12
:wink: my first post

i go for E

this is a comparison question and "large enough to equal" is correct grammatically. we can also use "so .... as " for comparison, however, we need a noun after that.
in this question "so large as to equal" seems to be used for confusion.
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 [#permalink] New post 27 Feb 2006, 20:41
selene wrote:

this is a comparison question and "large enough to equal" is correct grammatically. we can also use "so .... as " for comparison, however, we need a noun after that.
in this question "so large as to equal" seems to be used for confusion.


Hmmm...well, I don't agree with that !


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PS: selene, please take it in healthy way, feel free to continue discussion on this point. After my disagreement I felt, it might look a bit strong.
I appreciate your explanation, it's very good :good keep up the good work! :)

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 [#permalink] New post 27 Feb 2006, 20:51
Ok,
I just wanted to put my analysis.

Frankly speaking, I didin't see any error with "E" & neither with "A".
In order to differentiate between two, just put the choices back in the original sentence & read loudly in mind.

A) When the growth rate of Buenos Aires, Brazil, peaked earlier this century, the number of people migrating to the city each year was so large as to equal the present population of Seattle.

E) When the growth rate of Buenos Aires, Brazil, peaked earlier this century, the number of people migrating to the city each year was large enough to equal the present population of Seattle.

I find more stress in first usage. Second sounds too plain to put in the sentence.

Anyway, OA please...& OE if possible.
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 [#permalink] New post 27 Feb 2006, 23:04
vivek123 wrote:
Ok,
I just wanted to put my analysis.

Frankly speaking, I didin't see any error with "E" & neither with "A".
In order to differentiate between two, just put the choices back in the original sentence & read loudly in mind.

A) When the growth rate of Buenos Aires, Brazil, peaked earlier this century, the number of people migrating to the city each year was so large as to equal the present population of Seattle.

E) When the growth rate of Buenos Aires, Brazil, peaked earlier this century, the number of people migrating to the city each year was large enough to equal the present population of Seattle.

I find more stress in first usage. Second sounds too plain to put in the sentence.

Anyway, OA please...& OE if possible.


I think you are right.

Also the correct idiom is - so [adjective] as to [verb]
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 [#permalink] New post 27 Feb 2006, 23:05
OA is A, no OE sorry.
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 [#permalink] New post 28 Feb 2006, 00:42
Well,

Looking through my notes again, "so [adjective] as to [verb]" is a correct usage.
"so ... as" is the form of "as ... as" usually used in a negative sentence.
-- Denmark is as cold as Norway.
Spain is not so cold as Norway.

That's why in my first post, I thought we should need a noun after "so...as"

But I dont understand whats wrong with E :?: :?:
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 [#permalink] New post 01 Mar 2006, 02:26
selene wrote:
Well,

Looking through my notes again, "so [adjective] as to [verb]" is a correct usage.
"so ... as" is the form of "as ... as" usually used in a negative sentence.
-- Denmark is as cold as Norway.
Spain is not so cold as Norway.

That's why in my first post, I thought we should need a noun after "so...as"

But I dont understand whats wrong with E :?: :?:


Forgot to put this...

when you use "so much as <noun>" you need some negation form before "so".
Eg: she left not so much as a trace of Y

But in the form "so X as to Y", you don't need it.
Eg: It is so imprecise as to be confusing

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Re: sc: Brazil [#permalink] New post 01 Mar 2006, 10:01
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When the growth rate of Buenos Aires, Brazil, peaked earlier this century, the number of people migrating to the city each year was so large as to equal the present population of Seattle.

a) so large as to equal
b) so large that it has equaled
c) large enough that it equals
d) so large it equals
e) large enough to equal


sometimes, POE is easy tool to arive at answer. "It" in B, C and D is clearly wrong for having no referant. E is obvious wrong and unidiomatic.

So we are left with A.
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Re: When the growth rate of Buenos Aires, Brazil, peaked earlier [#permalink] New post 19 Sep 2014, 11:41
A quick doubt on this question.

I chose choice (a), but I want to clarify the following

When the growth rate of Buenos Aires, Brazil, peaked earlier this century, the number of people migrating to the city each year was so large as to equal the present population of Seattle.

Can I assume the following as the meaning of the statement,

the number of people migrating to the city each year was so large 'in order to' equal the present population of Seattle.

==> As if someone doing it purposefully.

Even though, it is not the intended meaning here. I thought this way. Please help me to understand this.


Thanks,
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Re: When the growth rate of Buenos Aires, Brazil, peaked earlier [#permalink] New post 19 Sep 2014, 19:00
Buenos aires, brazil? come on guys whats the source of it?
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