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# Citizens of countries just beginning to institute market

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Citizens of countries just beginning to institute market economies [lack business experience so profoundly as to take years for these countries to compete in a global marketplace that turns] more capitalistic every day.

(A) lack business experience so profoundly as to take years for these countries to compete in a global marketplace that turns

(B) want business experience so profoundly that it will be years before they can compete in a global marketplace which turns

(C) have such a lack of business experience that it will take years before these countries are competing in a global marketplace turning

(D) are so lacking in business experience as to take years before these countries do compete in a global marketplace which is turning

(E) are so lacking in business experience that it will take years for these countries to compete in a global marketplace turning

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09 Nov 2005, 14:18
so x that y is the idiom

E should be it

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Students in the metropolitan school district lack math skills to such a large degree as to make it difficult to absorb them into a city economy becoming ever more dependent on information-based industries.
(A) lack math skills to such a large degree as to make it difficult to absorb them into a city economy becoming
(B) lack math skills to a large enough degree that they will be difficult to absorb into a cityâ€™s economy that becomes
(C) lack of math skills is so large as to be difficult to absorb them into a cityâ€™s economy that becomes
(D) are lacking so much in math skills as to be difficult to absorb into a cityâ€™s economy becoming
(E) are so lacking in math skills that it will be difficult to absorb them into a city economy becoming
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09 Nov 2005, 14:25
I think so X as to Y is also a correct idiom, isn't it ?
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09 Nov 2005, 15:04
E.

Correct choice is so x that y. so...as to take is a wrong grammatical construction.
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10 Nov 2005, 13:16
E for me too. All except C and E make an incorrect comparaison. C is incorrect because to have a lack is not correct. E is completely correct an idiomatic.
10 Nov 2005, 13:16
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