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Most energy analysts now agree that the costs of building and maintaining nuclear reactors are too high for nuclear power to likely prove cheaper than coal or oil in the long run.

(A) too high for nuclear power to likely
(B) high enough for nuclear power to be unlikely to
(C) high enough that it is unlikely nuclear power will
(D) so high that nuclear power is unlikely to
(E) so high as to be unlikely that nuclear power will
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New post 23 Nov 2007, 21:17
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I'm afraid i have two OAs. I came across this question in an old paper test. The OA in that is different from the discussion here on the forum. Don't know which one to go with?!?!


Most energy analysts now agree that the costs of building and maintaining nuclear reactors are too high for nuclear power to likely prove cheaper than coal or oil in the long run.
(A) too high for nuclear power to likely
(B) high enough for nuclear power to be unlikely to
(C) high enough that it is unlikely nuclear power will
(D) so high that nuclear power is unlikely to
(E) so high as to be unlikely that nuclear power will


D. idiom "so x that y"
E would be correct if it were "so as x to be y".
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New post 24 Nov 2007, 05:54
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I'm afraid i have two OAs. I came across this question in an old paper test. The OA in that is different from the discussion here on the forum. Don't know which one to go with?!?!


Most energy analysts now agree that the costs of building and maintaining nuclear reactors are too high for nuclear power to likely prove cheaper than coal or oil in the long run.
(A) too high for nuclear power to likely
(B) high enough for nuclear power to be unlikely to
(C) high enough that it is unlikely nuclear power will
(D) so high that nuclear power is unlikely to
(E) so high as to be unlikely that nuclear power will


ah. that's from OG. i remember it.

i think in E. the structure is correct. only that makes some mess. but yet dunno.
I had it in my Powerprep test. it was D.

does any one have any other inputs about D and E.
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I'm afraid i have two OAs. I came across this question in an old paper test. The OA in that is different from the discussion here on the forum. Don't know which one to go with?!?!


Most energy analysts now agree that the costs of building and maintaining nuclear reactors are too high for nuclear power to likely prove cheaper than coal or oil in the long run.
(A) too high for nuclear power to likely
(B) high enough for nuclear power to be unlikely to
(C) high enough that it is unlikely nuclear power will
(D) so high that nuclear power is unlikely to
(E) so high as to be unlikely that nuclear power will


Please could someone explain why option C is incorrecce.

ColumbiaDream The source of this question is GMAT Disclosed Versions TestCode 52 (Section 7) OA is D.
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New post 27 Nov 2016, 01:31
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Most energy analysts now agree that the costs of building and maintaining nuclear reactors are too high for nuclear power to likely prove cheaper than coal or oil in the long run.

(A) too high for nuclear power to likely
(B) high enough for nuclear power to be unlikely to
(C) high enough that it is unlikely nuclear power will
(D) so high that nuclear power is unlikely to
(E) so high as to be unlikely that nuclear power will


So x that Y is correct idiomatic usage ; errors in other options highlighted...
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ColumbiaDream wrote:
I'm afraid i have two OAs. I came across this question in an old paper test. The OA in that is different from the discussion here on the forum. Don't know which one to go with?!?!


Most energy analysts now agree that the costs of building and maintaining nuclear reactors are too high for nuclear power to likely prove cheaper than coal or oil in the long run.
(A) too high for nuclear power to likely
(B) high enough for nuclear power to be unlikely to
(C) high enough that it is unlikely nuclear power will
(D) so high that nuclear power is unlikely to
(E) so high as to be unlikely that nuclear power will


Please could someone explain why option C is incorrecce.

ColumbiaDream The source of this question is GMAT Disclosed Versions TestCode 52 (Section 7) OA is D.


Two problems with C:

1. "High enough that" is idiomatically wrong - correct usage is "so high that". (already pointed out by Abhishek009 above).
2. "That" is missing after "unlikely".
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reynaldreni wrote:
ColumbiaDream wrote:
I'm afraid i have two OAs. I came across this question in an old paper test. The OA in that is different from the discussion here on the forum. Don't know which one to go with?!?!


Most energy analysts now agree that the costs of building and maintaining nuclear reactors are too high for nuclear power to likely prove cheaper than coal or oil in the long run.
(A) too high for nuclear power to likely
(B) high enough for nuclear power to be unlikely to
(C) high enough that it is unlikely nuclear power will
(D) so high that nuclear power is unlikely to
(E) so high as to be unlikely that nuclear power will


Please could someone explain why option C is incorrecce.

ColumbiaDream The source of this question is GMAT Disclosed Versions TestCode 52 (Section 7) OA is D.






Two problems with C:

1. "High enough that" is idiomatically wrong - correct usage is "so high that". (already pointed out by Abhishek009 above).
2. "That" is missing after "unlikely".



why option A is wrong.
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why option A is wrong.


"to likely prove" is not idiomatic.
You say "to prove likely" or "likely to prove," whichever you intend your sentence meaning.

If you pay attention to other answer choices, "to" is right before "prove."
(B) high enough for nuclear power to be unlikely to (prove)
(D) so high that nuclear power is unlikely to (prove)

Hope this helps.
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New post 07 May 2019, 23:55
look at choice a
likely can be an adverb only in some idioms, according to oxford dictionary online.
so,in choice a, Likely can not be an adverb, and choice a is wrong .
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