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# Often major economic shifts are so gradual as to be indistinguishable

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30 Aug 2017, 13:23
Major economic shift happens so slowly that is difficult to distinguish between major economic shift and normal market fluctuations.
Here A conveys the meaning.

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31 Aug 2017, 09:28
Why is C wrong ?

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Why is C wrong ?

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Hello rishabhdxt,

C. so gradual that they are unable to be distinguished

The portion they are unable to seems to suggest that major economic shifts are unable to do something. This definitely is not the intended meaning.

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31 Aug 2017, 10:48
Is idiom' so x as to be y ' correct?
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01 Sep 2017, 01:34
Often major economic shifts are so gradual as to be indistinguishable at first from ordinary fluctuations in the financial markets

(A) so gradual as to be indistinguishable - Correct
(B) so gradual so that they can be indistinguishable - idiom issue - So...so that.
(C) so gradual that they are unable to be distinguished - the use of "unable" to describe something that's not actually an inability of the subject.
(D) gradual enough not to be distinguishable - redundant - not to be distinguishable is same as to be indistinguishable ; enough not to idiom seems incorrect
(E) gradual enough so that one cannot distinguish them - idiom issue - enough so that is unidiomatic

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