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Although one link in the chain was demonstrated to be weak,

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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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25 Jul 2008, 11:19
saravalli 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

D

A-C: Since "although" is used at the beginning, "but" should not be there. Eliminate.
D: so X as Y is idiomatic
E: wordy

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25 Jul 2008, 11:31
saravalli 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

eliminate A,B.
Although, BUT-- redudant & awkward.
between D and E

D is better.
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25 Jul 2008, 14:20
Can anyone put some more light on why E is wrong?

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25 Jul 2008, 15:52
grepro wrote:
Can anyone put some more light on why E is wrong?

I think it would've been correct if it said "to require". D sounds better.

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25 Jul 2008, 22:01
saravalli 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 -> IMO D

(E) demonstrably weak, it was not weak enough that it required

Although X,Y still happens ,Y should oppose X
This concepts plays a role here and is correctly used in D
Eliminate A,B since we need a clause for chain not for someone demonstrating state of chain
C is out since sufficiently so to is wrong usage
E is out since it says not weak enough and does not strongly oppose as is seen in D
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25 Jul 2008, 22:10
"not weak enough that it required" in E ia a wrong phrase.
D correctly use the idiom so .. as.

hence D

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28 Jul 2008, 12:17
OA is D. Thanks

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