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# Never before in the history of music have musical superstars been able

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03 Dec 2018, 10:20
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Project SC Butler: Day 27: Sentence Correction (SC2)

Never before in the history of music have musical superstars been able to command so extraordinary fees of the kind they do today.

(A) so extraordinary fees of the kind they do today

(B) so extraordinary fees as they are today

(C) such extraordinary fees as they do today

(D) such extraordinary fees of the kind today’s have

(E) so extraordinary a fee of the kind they can today

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03 Dec 2018, 16:48
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such + noun

extraordinary fees- noun
Therefore, use of such is correct.
Now after looking at C and D
C is correct.
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04 Dec 2018, 02:52
between so and as, there can not be a noun. so, choice B is wrong. choice c is correct.

if we change choice b into
fee so extraordinary as they are today
this version is correct.
am i correct?
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Updated on: 06 Dec 2018, 08:34
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Never before in the history of music have musical superstars been able to command so extraordinary fees of the kind they do today.

1. Modifier error
"so" is incorrect as it modifiers the noun, extraordinary fees. "Such" is proper to use to modify the noun.

2. Wordiness
"of the kind" is no meaning in the text, therefore can be eliminated. In other words, the meaning is not changed even if it is eliminated.

With this pre-thinking, we can eliminate easily A, B, E.

(C) such extraordinary fees as they do today
IMO: correct. all errors pointed out during pre-thinking analysis are fixed.

Originally posted by kookies on 04 Dec 2018, 07:42.
Last edited by kookies on 06 Dec 2018, 08:34, edited 1 time in total.
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04 Dec 2018, 10:37
sudarshan22 wrote:

Project SC Butler: Day 27: Sentence Correction (SC2)

Never before in the history of music have musical superstars been able to command so extraordinary fees of the kind they do today.

(A) so extraordinary fees of the kind they do today

(B) so extraordinary fees as they are today

(C) such extraordinary fees as they do today

(D) such extraordinary fees of the kind today’s have

(E) so extraordinary a fee of the kind they can today

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C should be the correct answer.
Such correctly modifies fees.
What kind of fees? Extraordinary fees.
Correct Idiom is Such... as...
So *noun* as... is unidiomatic.
So *adj* as to *verb* is idiomatic.

D is wordy and awkward.
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04 Dec 2018, 11:19
Official Explanation :

The correct form of expression will include the phrase such extraordinary fees as. In choice A, B, and E, so in place of such produces the ungrammatical phrase so. . .fees where such. . .fees is required.

Also, do is needed to complete the verb command: are in choice B and have in D produce the ungrammatical verb forms are command and have command. Finally, as, not of the kind, correctly completes the construction begun by such.

Choice C is the best answer.
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21 Jan 2019, 06:15
thangvietnam wrote:
between so and as, there can not be a noun. so, choice B is wrong. choice c is correct.

if we change choice b into
fee so extraordinary as they are today
this version is correct.
am i correct?

Hi thangvietnam ,

I don't think that would be correct, you can still check with seniors if you want.
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