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Critics of the research study claimed that monkeys are different enough from human beings that comparing the two species can be as questionable—or as useless—as comparisons between humans and mice.

(A) different enough from human beings that comparing the two species can

(B) different enough from human beings so that comparing the two species can

(C) different enough from human beings for comparing the two species to

(D) so different from human beings that comparisons between the two species can

(E) so different from human beings for comparisons between the two species to
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Critics of the research study claimed that monkeys are different enough from human beings that comparing the two species can be as questionable--or as useless--as comparisons between humans and mice.

(A) different enough from human beings that comparing the two species can
(B) different enough from human beings so that comparing the two species can
(C) different enough from human beings for comparing the two species to
(D) so different from human beings that comparisons between the two species can
(E) so different from human beings for comparisons between the two species to

Dear mohnish104,
I'm happy to help with this. :-)

The structure "[adjective] enough" is casual and colloquial --- common in American spoken English, but not formal, not appropriate for the GMAT. The formal structure is "so [adjective] ... that." See
http://magoosh.com/gmat/2013/gmat-idiom ... nsequence/
We need a choice that begins with "so" and includes the word "that" ---- only choice (D), the OA, does this.

Does this make sense?
Mike :-)
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So X that Y is correct idiomatic usage , hence the correct answer must be (D)
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