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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

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15 Aug 2010, 04:51
I will go with answer choice A.

Here "IT" becomes the subject, usage of "so" is better than "of such"
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15 Aug 2010, 09:19
A it is.

The format is "Although X, Y"....X and Y should be parallel.

When we read (C) it sounds like a run-on sentence.

(C) so debilitating is it as to become an economic
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15 Aug 2010, 10:01
A it should be
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15 Aug 2010, 12:22
The correct idiom is "so+adjective as+as to verb, which not the case in C.
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15 Aug 2010, 15:10
"is it as to become" say that out loud, definitely a run-on
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31 Jul 2011, 11:56
how does dibilitation alter the meaning here?
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31 Jul 2011, 23:45
A..
so..that.. idiom correctly used..
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02 Aug 2011, 12:29
A: so...that usage
in C if it were - so debilitating it is as to become- would it be correct?
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15 Sep 2011, 15:57
I picked A...clear meaning and correct "so...that" use.
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01 Nov 2011, 23:05
gautrang wrote:
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

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A wins. Clear and concise meaning. C is wrong because of the faulty construction.
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05 Mar 2013, 11:40
Could someone explain why E is wrong from the 'meaning' perspective
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Schistosomiasis, a disease caused by a parasitic worm, is prevalent in hot, humid climates, and it has become more widespread as irrigation projects have enlarged the habitat of the freshwater snails that are the parasite's hosts for part of its life cycle.

Meaning:
• Schistosomiasis is a disease that is caused by a parasitic worm.
• It is prevalent in places with hot and humid climate.
• The disease has become more widespread with the increase in irrigation projects.
• These projects have enlarged the habitat of the freshwater snails that play the host of the parasite for a part of its life cycle.

Error Analysis:
• Subject “that” that stands for “the freshwater snails” agrees in number and makes sense with the verb “are”. No SV pair error.
• This sentence is providing general facts about the disease and its cause. Hence simple present tense “are“ is correct.
• “that” clause correctly modifies “the freshwater snails” giving information that these snails become host to the parasite for some part in its life.
• There are no pronoun, no parallelism, no idiom and no meaning error errors.

Answer Choice Analysis:
A. the freshwater snails that are the parasite's hosts for part of its life cycle: Correct as is.

B. the freshwater snails that are the parasite's hosts in part of their life cycle: Incorrect. Reference of pronoun “their” distorts the intended meaning of the sentence. Plural “their” now refers to “the freshwater snails” meaning that they are host to the parasite in part of snails’ life cycle and not in part of the parasite’s life cycle. This is not the intended meaning of the sentence.

C. freshwater snails which become the parasite's hosts for part of its life cycles: Incorrect. Plural “life cycles” is incorrect because a singular “parasite” can have only one life cycle and not multiple life cycles.

D. freshwater snails which become the hosts of the parasite during the parasite's life cycle: Incorrect. Repetition of “parasite’s” instead of a pronoun makes this choice wordier.

E. parasite's hosts, freshwater snails which become their hostsduring their life cycles: Incorrect. Same pronoun reference error as in B.

Take-Away
1. The pronoun must agree in number with its antecedent.
2. Be vary of the choices that distort he intended meaning of the sentence.

Hope this helps.
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though i am not sure, but C doesn't sound like a run on sentence
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i would appreciate any efforts in justifying the answer
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the correct answer should be C
So x as to Y
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11 Sep 2013, 02:56
Understand here are two splits-

Idioms-

S0 (adjective) that (clause) -Correct idiom

So (Adjective) as to (Verb) Wrong Idiom

C Goes X
B and D have such, it should be accompanies by that (Such...That....)

Split 2: Economic and Economical
Economical is certainly wrong, B D and E again goes...

A is the correct answer.
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the correct answer should be C
So x as to Y
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I have explained it why C is wrong.
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gautrang wrote:
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

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Can some one please explain in detail the diffence of using economic and economical in the sentence ??
I somehow get enticed to use ecomonical everytime I see such word.

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