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Mixed with an equal part of water, ethylene glycol, a compound commonly used as an automotive antifreeze, is effective at temperatures as low as –30 degrees Fahrenheit.
A. temperatures as low
B. temperatures so low
C. as low temperatures
D. as few
E. as little

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Originally posted by monirjewel on 11 Nov 2013, 21:01.
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Answer (A) is correct since it uses the correct "as...as" structure. Also, "at temperatures" is idiomatic.

Answer (B) is incorrect because "...temperatures so low -30..." is incorrectly coordinated. We need something after "low" to properly connect "-30 degrees f.." to the rest of the sentence.

Answer (C) is incorrect because it does not complete the "as...as" structure. Also, the construction "at as..." is faulty.

Answer (D) is incorrect because it does not complete the "as...as" structure.

Answer (E) is incorrect because it does not complete the "as...as" structure. Also, "little" is used with noncount nouns. Degrees are countable so we would not want to use "little."
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I think you have incorrectly underlined the second "as" in the original sentence. This is creating confusion. Please see if you can edit it.
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