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Although one link in the chain was demonstrated to be weak, but not sufficiently so to require the recall of the automobile.
(A) demonstrated to be weak, but not sufficiently so to require
(B) demonstrated as weak, but it was not sufficiently so that it required
(C) demonstrably weak, but not sufficiently so to require
(D) demonstrably weak, it was not so weak as to require
(E) demonstrably weak, it was not weak enough that it required
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Originally posted by jitgoel on 07 Sep 2012, 12:21.
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New post 07 Sep 2012, 12:23
jitgoel wrote:
Although one link in the chain was demonstrated to be weak, but not sufficiently so to require the recall of the automobile.
(A) demonstrated to be weak, but not sufficiently so to require
(B) demonstrated as weak, but it was not sufficiently so that it required
(C) demonstrably weak, but not sufficiently so to require
(D) demonstrably weak, it was not so weak as to require
(E) demonstrably weak, it was not weak enough that it required



I am very much confuse in usage of "so .... as" can some one explain on it....
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New post 07 Sep 2012, 12:39
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jitgoel wrote:
Although one link in the chain was demonstrated to be weak, but not sufficiently so to require the recall of the automobile.
(A) demonstrated to be weak, but not sufficiently so to require
(B) demonstrated as weak, but it was not sufficiently so that it required
(C) demonstrably weak, but not sufficiently so to require
(D) demonstrably weak, it was not so weak as to require
(E) demonstrably weak, it was not weak enough that it required



I am very much confuse in usage of "so .... as" can some one explain on it....


Jit - 'So A as to B..' is generally used denote cause & effect relation . But it cannot be used as a substitute for 'in order to'.
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New post 07 Sep 2012, 14:33
Although one link in the chain was demonstrated to be weak, but not sufficiently so to require the recall of the automobile.
(A) demonstrated to be weak, but not sufficiently so to require ('to be' is unidiomatic).
(B) demonstrated as weak, but it was not sufficiently so that it required ('demonstrated as' is idiomatically correct; however, 'it was not...' is wordy).
(C) demonstrably weak, but not sufficiently so to require (need the idiom 'as to require')
(D) demonstrably weak, it was not so weak as to require (correct idiom of 'as to require')
(E) demonstrably weak, it was not weak enough that it required (slightly wordy with extra 'it')
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New post 08 Sep 2012, 22:22
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Although one link in the chain was demonstrated to be weak, but not sufficiently so to require the recall of the automobile.
(A) demonstrated to be weak, but not sufficiently so to require ('to be' is unidiomatic).
(B) demonstrated as weak, but it was not sufficiently so that it required ('demonstrated as' is idiomatically correct; however, 'it was not...' is wordy).
(C) demonstrably weak, but not sufficiently so to require (need the idiom 'as to require')
(D) demonstrably weak, it was not so weak as to require (correct idiom of 'as to require')
(E) demonstrably weak, it was not weak enough that it required (slightly wordy with extra 'it')


Thanks Chris for the explaination. Can you let me know how shall I mug up al the IDIOM. is there any method for it?
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New post 08 Sep 2012, 23:00
ChrisLele wrote:
Although one link in the chain was demonstrated to be weak, but not sufficiently so to require the recall of the automobile.
(A) demonstrated to be weak, but not sufficiently so to require ('to be' is unidiomatic).
(B) demonstrated as weak, but it was not sufficiently so that it required ('demonstrated as' is idiomatically correct; however, 'it was not...' is wordy).
(C) demonstrably weak, but not sufficiently so to require (need the idiom 'as to require')
(D) demonstrably weak, it was not so weak as to require (correct idiom of 'as to require')
(E) demonstrably weak, it was not weak enough that it required (slightly wordy with extra 'it')


Hi Chris.

Both option D & E are having "it". So how are we exactly eliminating option E. Is it on the basis of tense used requires vs required?
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New post 09 Sep 2012, 04:20
ChrisLele wrote:
Although one link in the chain was demonstrated to be weak, but not sufficiently so to require the recall of the automobile.
(A) demonstrated to be weak, but not sufficiently so to require ('to be' is unidiomatic).
(B) demonstrated as weak, but it was not sufficiently so that it required ('demonstrated as' is idiomatically correct; however, 'it was not...' is wordy).
(C) demonstrably weak, but not sufficiently so to require (need the idiom 'as to require')
(D) demonstrably weak, it was not so weak as to require (correct idiom of 'as to require')
(E) demonstrably weak, it was not weak enough that it required (slightly wordy with extra 'it')



Hi Chris,

I think usage of sufficiently is not correct in the sentences A,B and C .. therefore we can reduce our choices to D and E ....
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