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A dose equal to 50 milligrams of a popular painkiller is as much as even those patients suffering the most extreme pain should take, and then only as absolutely necessary and under a doctor's direct supervision.

(A) as much as even
(B) so much as even
(C) even so much as
(D) even as much that
(E) even so much that

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as per my understanding "as much as" means comparision and "so much as" means "provided that", I dont agree with the OA as there is no comparision that i find in the sentence?? I think in this case "so much as" is better? What am i missing???

i think, if we use "as much as" - then we are comparing "A dose equal to 50 milligrams" with "patients suffering the most extreme pain", i dont see any comparision in this sentence. Can any one explain?
but if we use "so much as" means "provided that" it makes more sense..... (I think)
A dose equal to 50 milligrams of a popular painkiller is so much as even those patients suffering the most extreme pain should take
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A dose equal to 50 milligrams of a popular painkiller is as much as even those patients suffering the most extreme pain should take, and then only as absolutely necessary and under a doctor's direct supervision.

(A) as much as even
(B) so much as even
(C) even so much as
(D) even as much that
(E) even so much that






as per my understanding "as much as" means comparision and "so much as" means "provided that", I dont agree with the OA as there is no comparision that i find in the sentence?? I think in this case "so much as" is better? What am i missing???

i think, if we use "as much as" - then we are comparing "A dose equal to 50 milligrams" with "patients suffering the most extreme pain", i dont see any comparision in this sentence. Can any one explain?
but if we use "so much as" means "provided that" it makes more sense..... (I think)
A dose equal to 50 milligrams of a popular painkiller is so much as even those patients suffering the most extreme pain should take



Here we have to show an equality;
50 mg of painkiller=patients should take(with extreme pain)
as much as even fits the bill because, we are equating two things,
furthermore, so much as even or any other option may or may not be right which is decided when a sentence structure comes across with them.
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"A dose equal to 50 milligrams" is not compared with "patients suffering the most extreme pain", but with the dose (which is removed) that the patients suffering the most extreme pain should take. You must take all the meaning of clause. Cutting the end part as you do is your wrongly assumption.
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A dose equal to 50 milligrams of a popular painkiller is as much as (a dose) even those patients suffering the most extreme pain should take, and then only as absolutely necessary and under a doctor's direct supervision. Here a dose in brackets is elliptical. The comparison is clear now
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A dose equal to [X amount] is equal to *what* those patients [suffering the most extreme pain] should take.

The above sentence is valid. Now we add "even" to modify "those patients". Here we are adding in some attitude and saying "EVEN THOSE PATIENTS", implying that patients suffering extreme pain take a LARGE dose...and a dose of X amount of another product is as powerful as a large dose.

Add "even":
A dose equal to [X amount] is equal to *what* even those patients [suffering the most extreme pain] should take.

Change "equal to" to "as much as"
A dose equal to [X amount] is as much as *what* even those patients [suffering the most extreme pain] should take.

Remove *what* since it's implicit, understood, implied.
A dose equal to [X amount] is as much as even those patients [suffering the most extreme pain] should take.

All of these sentences are valid and (A) is just the final result here.
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New post 03 Sep 2015, 18:11
nice question just post to follow

so much as
is not idiomatic on gmat.

is that right

so much that shows effect of previous clause. not logic inhere
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Can you please explain why each of the answer choices is incorrect and A is the correct answer
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Can you please explain why each of the answer choices is incorrect and A is the correct answer

Go through this post you can appreciate the reasons for negating the other options and choosing answer as (A)

https://gmatclub.com/forum/idiom-use-so ... l#p1699475
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kuttingchai wrote:
A dose equal to 50 milligrams of a popular painkiller is as much as even those patients suffering the most extreme pain should take, and then only as absolutely necessary and under a doctor's direct supervision.

(A) as much as even
(B) so much as even
(C) even so much as
(D) even as much that
(E) even so much that

Spoiler: :: Poster's Comment
as per my understanding "as much as" means comparision and "so much as" means "provided that", I dont agree with the OA as there is no comparision that i find in the sentence?? I think in this case "so much as" is better? What am i missing???

i think, if we use "as much as" - then we are comparing "A dose equal to 50 milligrams" with "patients suffering the most extreme pain", i dont see any comparision in this sentence. Can any one explain?
but if we use "so much as" means "provided that" it makes more sense..... (I think)
A dose equal to 50 milligrams of a popular painkiller is so much as even those patients suffering the most extreme pain should take


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What last part of sentence is trying to say here "then only as absolutely necessary and under a doctor's direct supervision." ?
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