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# Mixed with an equal part of water, ethylene glycol

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Updated on: 18 Nov 2013, 08:00
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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

Originally posted by monirjewel on 11 Nov 2013, 21:01.
Last edited by monirjewel on 18 Nov 2013, 08:00, edited 2 times in total.
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17 Nov 2013, 12:24
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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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07 Mar 2019, 19:31
KevinRocci wrote:
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."

can you explain why choice C is wrong? thank you
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09 Mar 2019, 12:49
can someone please explain why not "so low as" and why "as low as"?
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21 Mar 2019, 19:29
Ron in manhantan forum said that
as many/much/few/little+noun+ as
is idiom
we need many,much, few .little to have noun between as...and as.
so, choice C is wrong
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21 Mar 2019, 22:04
arorni wrote:
can someone please explain why not "so low as" and why "as low as"?

Hi arorni, this is just an idiomatic construct: as low as, as high has, as good as, as small as etc.

You just need to be comfortable with this handy idiomatic pattern.
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03 Apr 2019, 07:31
arorni wrote:
can someone please explain why not "so low as" and why "as low as"?

Hi, arorni
as ... as : used to compare two items either in a positive or a negative statement. --> (as low as) or (not as low as) both correct
so ... as : used to compare two items in negative statement only. --> (not so low as) is correct , while (so low as) is incorrect.
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