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# Many leaders of underdeveloped nations are displaying poor

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Many leaders of underdeveloped nations are displaying poor judgment to so high a level as to render them obsolete in a geo-political world increasingly favoring leaders who can lead astutely and effectively rather than by sheer force.

(A) are displaying poor judgment to so high a level as to render them obsolete in a geo-political world increasingly favoring
(B) are displaying such poor judgment as to render themselves obsolete in a geo-political world that increasingly favors
(C) are displaying such poor judgment as to render themselves obsolete in a geo-political world increasingly favoring
(D) display so high a level of poor judgment that they will be rendered obsolete in a geo-political world that is increasingly favoring
(E) display such poor judgment as to be rendered obsolete in a geo-political world that increasingly favors

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23 Feb 2009, 21:44
IMO D.

Other options have wrong idioms.
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24 Feb 2009, 00:13
Imo D !..

What is the OA

one doubt...

"So.... as to.. " is correct or "So as to.." is correct.. or both is wrong.. I am bit confused bout this idiom
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24 Feb 2009, 08:04
so(adjective) as to(verb) is also correct
example:her debts are so extreme as to threaten the future of the company.
(Source:Princeton)
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Imo D !..

What is the OA

one doubt...

"So.... as to.. " is correct or "So as to.." is correct.. or both is wrong.. I am bit confused bout this idiom

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24 Feb 2009, 10:40
nitya34 wrote:
so(adjective) as to(verb) is also correct
example:her debts are so extreme as to threaten the future of the company.
(Source:Princeton)
GmatEnemy wrote:
Imo D !..

What is the OA

one doubt...

"So.... as to.. " is correct or "So as to.." is correct.. or both is wrong.. I am bit confused bout this idiom

such high level as to makes sense to me.

I am not sure about so high a level that
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24 Feb 2009, 11:40
Many leaders of underdeveloped nations are displaying poor judgment to so high a level as to render them obsolete in a geo-political world increasingly favoring leaders who can lead astutely and effectively rather than by sheer force.

(A) are displaying poor judgment to so high a level as to render them obsolete in a geo-political world increasingly favoring
(B) are displaying such poor judgment as to render themselves obsolete in a geo-political world that increasingly favors
(C) are displaying such poor judgment as to render themselves obsolete in a geo-political world increasingly favoring
(D) display so high a level of poor judgment that they will be rendered obsolete in a geo-political world that is increasingly favoring
(E) display such poor judgment as to be rendered obsolete in a geo-political world that increasingly favors

Clearly A & D have pronoun ambiguity. They cant be correct.

This is about a present continuous condition as narrated by the author of the sentence. I initially picked E but switching to C now.
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28 Feb 2009, 10:07
very good question... +1!!

I'd go with B

can we have the OE too?

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28 Feb 2009, 19:28
Many leaders of underdeveloped nations are displaying poor judgment to so high a level as to render them obsolete in a geo-political world increasingly favoring leaders who can lead astutely and effectively rather than by sheer force.

(A) are displaying poor judgment to so high a level as to render them obsolete in a geo-political world increasingly favoring
(B) are displaying such poor judgment as to render themselves obsolete in a geo-political world that increasingly favors
(C) are displaying such poor judgment as to render themselves obsolete in a geo-political world increasingly favoring
(D) display so high a level of poor judgment that they will be rendered obsolete in a geo-political world that is increasingly favoring
(E) display such poor judgment as to be rendered obsolete in a geo-political world that increasingly favors

a & d out due to pronoun ambiguity.

I initially considered B as it keeps the future tense consistent with favors but E sounds fine and there is no chance of pronoun ambiguity with E.

E - and now thinking of it - "display such poor" is consitent with " who can lead astutely".

OA pls.
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28 Feb 2009, 22:36
B,C,E use Such poor judgments...so wrong..A is incorrect

It is D..i agree with the pronoun ambiguity though...OA please
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01 Mar 2009, 13:56
nitya34 wrote:
so(adjective) as to(verb) is also correct
example:her debts are so extreme as to threaten the future of the company.
(Source:Princeton)
GmatEnemy wrote:
Imo D !..

What is the OA

one doubt...

"So.... as to.. " is correct or "So as to.." is correct.. or both is wrong.. I am bit confused bout this idiom

does it mean that "as to" can't stand on its own?
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01 Mar 2009, 15:33
I feel it has to be one out of B or C, I am not sure about which is idiomatically correct but I feel B should be the answer.
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22 Mar 2009, 23:22
IMO E.

reply2spg..are you planning on giving the OA at all?

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