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# Because of the flood of immigrants between 1905 and 1910, so

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Because of the flood of immigrants between 1905 and 1910, so overcrowded were the school buildings on the lower East Side beyond their capacity that the city converted a hospital ship into a school where ten thousand children received instruction.
(A) so overcrowded were the school buildings on the lower East Side beyond their capacity
(B) so overcrowded beyond their capacity were the school buildings on the lower East Side
(C) school buildings on the lower East Side were overcrowded so far beyond their capacity
(D) school buildings on the lower East Side were so overcrowded
(E) lower East Side school buildings were so overcrowded
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10 Sep 2008, 20:23
Over crowded ...... and ...... beyond their capacity are redundant.

Confused between D and E. I would go with D.. E is sort of changing the meaning.
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10 Sep 2008, 20:24
spriya wrote:
Because of the flood of immigrants between 1905 and 1910, so overcrowded were the school buildings on the lower East Side beyond their capacity that the city converted a hospital ship into a school where ten thousand children received instruction.
(A) so overcrowded were the school buildings on the lower East Side beyond their capacity
(B) so overcrowded beyond their capacity were the school buildings on the lower East Side
(C) school buildings on the lower East Side were overcrowded so far beyond their capacity
(D) school buildings on the lower East Side were so overcrowded
(E) lower East Side school buildings were so overcrowded

What is "Because of the flood of immigrants between 1905 and 1910"?

SB's

overcrowded means beyond capacity. C is out

D remains
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10 Sep 2008, 20:48
Going with D

proper use of idiom so x that y

Also I think that preposition on the lower East Side is properly used to place the noun.

I thought of E because its shorter however lower East Side school buildings seems like a very long modifier
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10 Sep 2008, 20:54
spriya wrote:
Because of the flood of immigrants between 1905 and 1910, so overcrowded were the school buildings on the lower East Side beyond their capacity that the city converted a hospital ship into a school where ten thousand children received instruction.

(A) so overcrowded were the school buildings on the lower East Side beyond their capacity
(B) so overcrowded beyond their capacity were the school buildings on the lower East Side
(C) school buildings on the lower East Side were overcrowded so far beyond their capacity
(D) school buildings on the lower East Side were so overcrowded
(E) lower East Side school buildings were so overcrowded

yeah D. prefer "school buildings on the lower East Side" over "lower East Side school buildings".

another tough one.
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11 Sep 2008, 01:18
spriya wrote:
Because of the flood of immigrants between 1905 and 1910, so overcrowded were the school buildings on the lower East Side beyond their capacity that the city converted a hospital ship into a school where ten thousand children received instruction.
(A) so overcrowded were the school buildings on the lower East Side beyond their capacity
(B) so overcrowded beyond their capacity were the school buildings on the lower East Side
(C) school buildings on the lower East Side were overcrowded so far beyond their capacity
(D) school buildings on the lower East Side were so overcrowded
(E) lower East Side school buildings were so overcrowded

A--> overcrowded + beyond their capacity = redundancy
B--> same as A
C--> same as A
D--> "Because...,school building on the lower East Side..." seems more concise
E--> "lower East Side school building" though tricky, is too long to digest
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11 Sep 2008, 01:22
Can any one tell me Why "lower East Side school buildings" is wrong usage !! Im actually finding E much more concise !!is there any any rule in grammar to eliminate the options like E
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11 Sep 2008, 02:00
spriya wrote:
rao_1857 wrote:
Over crowded ...... and ...... beyond their capacity are redundant.

Confused between D and E. I would go with D.. E is sort of changing the meaning.

How E changes the ,meaning ?????

One can read it as "lower East Side school buildings".....this is very different from "school buildings on lower East Side".

Hence, D is correct.
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11 Sep 2008, 05:52
spriya wrote:
rao_1857 wrote:
Over crowded ...... and ...... beyond their capacity are redundant.

Confused between D and E. I would go with D.. E is sort of changing the meaning.

How E changes the ,meaning ?????

"lower East Side school buildings were so overcrowded" --> It sounds more like as if we are pointing to the lower east side of school building ..... where as int he origial SC the author wanna say .. school building on lower side.
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