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A few days ago I met this SC An array of tax incentives has

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An array of tax incentives has led to a boom in the construction of new office buildings; so abundant has capital been for commercial real estate that investors regularly scour the country for areas in which to build.

(A) so abundant has capital been for commercial real estate that
(B) capital has been so abundant for commercial real estate, so that
(C) the abundance of capital for commercial real estate has been such,
(D) such has the abundance of capital been for commercial real estate that
(E) such has been an abundance of capital for commercial real estate.

I've found that OA is A. Ok. It's inversion So+adjective(abundant)+verb(has)+noun(capital). Ok, I'be got it. BUT THEN..

Although schistosomiasis is not often fatal, it is so debilitating
that it has become an economic
drain on many developing countries.

(A) it is so debilitating that it has become an economic
(B) it is of such debilitation, it has become an economical
(C) so debilitating is it as to become an economic
(D) such is its debilitation, it becomes an economical
(E) there is so much debilitation that it has become an economical

Let's remember our Inversion Concept? So+adjective (debilatating)+verb(is)+it
So it seems that OA is C... but OA is A!!!!!
PLEASE explain the ambiguity! What's the matter????
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17 Apr 2005, 05:12
MoscowFuturist wrote:
A few days ago I met this SC
An array of tax incentives has led to a boom in the construction of new office buildings; so abundant has capital been for commercial real estate that investors regularly scour the country for areas in which to build.

(A) so abundant has capital been for commercial real estate that
(B) capital has been so abundant for commercial real estate, so that
(C) the abundance of capital for commercial real estate has been such,
(D) such has the abundance of capital been for commercial real estate that
(E) such has been an abundance of capital for commercial real estate.

I've found that OA is A. Ok. It's inversion So+adjective(abundant)+verb(has)+noun(capital). Ok, I'be got it. BUT THEN..

Although schistosomiasis is not often fatal, it is so debilitating
that it has become an economic
drain on many developing countries.

(A) it is so debilitating that it has become an economic
(B) it is of such debilitation, it has become an economical
(C) so debilitating is it as to become an economic
(D) such is its debilitation, it becomes an economical
(E) there is so much debilitation that it has become an economical

Let's remember our Inversion Concept? So+adjective (debilatating)+verb(is)+it
So it seems that OA is C... but OA is A!!!!!
PLEASE explain the ambiguity! What's the matter????

My observation.

The first question both the parts of the sentence act as independent clauses.

But it is a dependent clause in the 2nd question.there is continuation of an idea which is dependent on the 1st part of the sentence
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17 Apr 2005, 16:48
Hi Moscowfuturist,
I think the idiom is ..so...that.

Also the pronoun "it" should be as close as possible to its antecedent noun hence the first choice.
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17 Apr 2005, 21:40
A semicolon is used to connect two closely related statements. Both statements must be independent sentences.

Only A provide you with that.
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19 Apr 2005, 15:23
Problem 1: Independent Sentences used with Semi-Colon.
Problem 2: Two Clauses Joined with Although (Contrast). So here we need a contrast structure in the second clause. I think (C) does not provide that. It is providing an independent sentence structure in itself, which is not at all related to the Although Clause.
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19 Apr 2005, 15:46
ywilfred wrote:
A semicolon is used to connect two closely related statements. Both statements must be independent sentences.

Only A provide you with that.

wilfred, can u explain why "D" in problem # 1 doesn't have a IC.....starting with "Such" ? Thx !
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19 Apr 2005, 16:19
jpv wrote:
Problem 1: Independent Sentences used with Semi-Colon.
Problem 2: Two Clauses Joined with Although (Contrast). So here we need a contrast structure in the second clause. I think (C) does not provide that. It is providing an independent sentence structure in itself, which is not at all related to the Although Clause.

agree with jpv's expalnation. in first, it is clear that the two clauses must be independent because semicolon is not underlined.

In second, the sentence should have one independent and one dependent clause.
19 Apr 2005, 16:19
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