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50. According to some economists, the July decrease in unemployment so that it was the lowest in two years suggests that the gradual improvement in the job market is continuing.

(A) so that it was the lowest in two years
(B) so that it was the lowest two-year rate
(C) to what would be the lowest in two years
(D) to a two-year low level
(E) to the lowest level in two years
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In the explanation of the OG,
"decrease" is used as a noun and cannot gramatically be modified by the adverbial "so that".

Then, what does "so that" modift gramatically? verb, adjective, or adverb??
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In the explanation of the OG,
"decrease" is used as a noun and cannot gramatically be modified by the adverbial "so that".

Then, what does "so that" modift gramatically? verb, adjective, or adverb??


'so that' is wrong here - not the apt usage
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50. According to some economists, the July decrease in unemployment so that it was the lowest in two years suggests that the gradual improvement in the job market is continuing.

(A) so that it was the lowest in two years
(B) so that it was the lowest two-year rate
(C) to what would be the lowest in two years
(D) to a two-year low level
(E) to the lowest level in two years


Why D is wrong?

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decrease ... to a two year low would have sufficed.

"level" is additionally/wrongly used in option 'D'
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50. According to some economists, the July decrease in unemployment so that it was the lowest in two years suggests that the gradual improvement in the job market is continuing.

(A) so that it was the lowest in two years
(B) so that it was the lowest two-year rate
(C) to what would be the lowest in two years
(D) to a two-year low level
(E) to the lowest level in two years


nice question.

"so that +clause" is a adverb clause of purpose. of course this clause need a main clause. There is no main clause. A and B are gone.

in c, "would be " show the certainty, not a fact. This is wrong. we need to show a fact. C is gone

in D, "two year low" is not idiomatic. This phrase is meaningless.
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eybrj2 wrote:
In the explanation of the OG,
"decrease" is used as a noun and cannot gramatically be modified by the adverbial "so that".

Then, what does "so that" modift gramatically? verb, adjective, or adverb??


so that+clause is used to show a purpose of main clause. it modify a main clause. there is no main clause so, in a, it is wrong.

HOMELESS CLAUSE/PHRASE is the phrase which refer to no headword.
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