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Climatic shifts are so gradual as to be indistinguishable at first from ordinary fluctuations in the weather.
(A) so gradual as to be indistinguishable
(B) so gradual they can be indistinguishable
(C) so gradual that they are unable to be distinguished
(D) gradual enough not to be distinguishable
(E) gradual enough so that one cannot distinguish them
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04 Oct 2006, 15:19
E is the most idiomatic.

So .. that
distinguish X from Y
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04 Oct 2006, 16:44
none of them!
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04 Oct 2006, 18:16
"gradual enough" is not so appealing.

I will go with A.
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05 Oct 2006, 07:31

so gradual is appropriate ... plus so as to idiomatic

gradual enough changes the meaning ...

b and c are wordy .
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05 Oct 2006, 08:29
Climatic shifts are so gradual as to be indistinguishable at first from ordinary fluctuations in the weather.

#6 from Kaplan 800 (pg. 201) - for vertical comparison

Scientists have created a new substance that is so transparent as to be almost invisible.

Surely Kaplan modified this SC this from some official source, so I guess we can bank on the ...X is so Y as to be Z... idiomatic construction.

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06 Oct 2006, 17:12
yea ...believe in so X as to be Y

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06 Oct 2006, 19:47
Raghavender wrote:
yea ...believe in so X as to be Y

MGMAT SC, thats where you probably saw it
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07 Oct 2006, 01:48
This SC is testing the construction:

so X as to be Y

Only A is suitable here.

However, note that "so as to" is unidiomatic.

The ancient Romans piped hot water through the walls and under the floors so as to warm up the rooms.

A. so as to warm up the rooms
B. and so would be able to warm up the rooms
C. to warm the rooms up
D. so that they could warm up the rooms
E. in order that they would warm up the rooms

D is correct.

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25 Oct 2006, 11:20
the OA is A
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13 Jun 2007, 17:59
GMATT73 wrote:
Climatic shifts are so gradual as to be indistinguishable at first from ordinary fluctuations in the weather.

#6 from Kaplan 800 (pg. 201) - for vertical comparison

Scientists have created a new substance that is so transparent as to be almost invisible.

Surely Kaplan modified this SC this from some official source, so I guess we can bank on the ...X is so Y as to be Z... idiomatic construction.

"she was so tall as to reach the top shelf"
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14 Jun 2007, 01:27
You think that "indistinguishable at first" sounds good?

I would go for E
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16 Jun 2007, 02:19

So X as to be Y is the correct idiom used.
16 Jun 2007, 02:19
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