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Among the cossacks, vegetable farming was once so despised that it was

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Among the cossacks, vegetable farming was once so despised that it was forbidden on pain of death.

(A) so despised that it was
(B) so despised to be
(C) so despised it had been
(D) despised enough that it was
(E) despised enough as to be

Originally posted by perezhan on 26 May 2005, 19:34.
Last edited by Bunuel on 09 Oct 2018, 02:05, edited 1 time in total.
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A)...we are tested on the right usage of an idiom and thats is "so...that"
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perezhan wrote:
104.Among the cossacks, vegetable farming was once so despised that it was forbidden on pain of death.
(A) so despised that it was
(B) so despised to be
(C) so despised it had been
(D) despised enough that it was
(E) despised enough as to be


idiom: so X that Y
The weather was so humid that condensation accumulated on my car window.

that starts a restrictive clause so the tense needs to be the same.

Answer is A.
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Correct idiom is : So X that Y
This one seems to be frequently tested. Each time this idiom is tested, you would find "X enough that" as one of the answer choice, which uses the wrong idiom.
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