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Manager
Joined: 28 Jun 2004
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07 Jul 2004, 11:08
2. Child prodigies are marked not so much by their skills but instead by the fact that these skills are fully developed at a very early age.
(B) rather than
(C) than
(D) as
(E) so much as

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07 Jul 2004, 11:12
D

So much.....as is the correct idiom, especially in cases where negatives are used (read it the day before from American Heritage Dict)
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07 Jul 2004, 11:17
D yes, same as Vithal.
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07 Jul 2004, 11:30
Thanks, I am trying to move away from "feeling" for the right answer. I am trying to see what is being tested in each question, so that I can zero in on the right answer.
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07 Jul 2004, 17:51
Smcgrath, welcome to GmatClub.

get urself acquaint with the list of idioms. these really help. http://www.gmatclub.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=5363
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09 Jul 2004, 20:15
D is the right usage og IDIOM... 'SO... as'.

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