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# RAGCT Day 19: So heavy were the storm’s rains and hailstones

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So heavy were the storm’s rains and hailstones, and its gusts of gale-force wind were relentless, the city took nearly a decade to recover from the monumental hurricane that affected not just a region, but an entire nation.

(A) and its gusts of gale-force wind were relentless,

(B) and the gale-force wind gusts were relentless, so that

(C) its gusts of gale-force wind relentless, that

(D) the gale-force winds were gusting so relentlessly,

(E) so relentless its gusts of gale-force wind, that

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03 Oct 2014, 20:38
This time it was definitely not so Easy..

Eeeks ...I may be wrong this time

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03 Oct 2014, 23:04
PagalGuru wrote:
itzmyzone911 wrote:
This time it was definitely not so Easy..

Eeeks ...I may be wrong this time

Is it C ?

Mate, this question is testing idioms and parallelism. Be sure before you mark an answer..

Now that you have quoted me, let me tell you that my answers are hidden inside my remarks..you should have cross-checked the options 2.71 times atleast...sounds wierd? ...think..think..

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03 Oct 2014, 23:08
Confused between C and E. OA Please?
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03 Oct 2014, 23:35
Good Q....waiting for OA
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04 Oct 2014, 00:06
not an easy one.

SO tricky THAT i took 2 minutes to solve it.

am i right ???

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04 Oct 2014, 00:11
itzmyzone911 wrote:
This time it was definitely not so Easy..

Eeeks ...I may be wrong this time

If I'm reading your 'hidden answer' correctly, then I hope you're not wrong...that's my answer too!

btw why do u think its wrong? It addresses the parallelism issue correctly...was there any other error I missed?

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04 Oct 2014, 00:26
A Tricky question indeed. I was confused between two options. Hope to have finally selected the right option.
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04 Oct 2014, 00:58
itzmyzone911 wrote:
PagalGuru wrote:
itzmyzone911 wrote:
This time it was definitely not so Easy..

Eeeks ...I may be wrong this time

Is it C ?

Mate, this question is testing idioms and parallelism. Be sure before you mark an answer..

Now that you have quoted me, let me tell you that my answers are hidden inside my remarks..you should have cross-checked the options 2.71 times atleast...sounds wierd? ...think..think..

Yup got your hidden answer mate, but should not it be only so X that Y rather than so X,so Y that Z...the one enclosed within commas is modifying X....oops did I revealed the concealed ?....it's so covert that it's overt

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04 Oct 2014, 01:00
nehabhasin wrote:
itzmyzone911 wrote:
This time it was definitely not so Easy..

Eeeks ...I may be wrong this time

If I'm reading your 'hidden answer' correctly, then I hope you're not wrong...that's my answer too!

btw why do u think its wrong? It addresses the parallelism issue correctly...was there any other error I missed?

Hey nehabhasin,

I didn't quote that I am wrong, just that I MAY be wrong...PERHAPS some redundancy, some extra words that make it difficult to discern the right answer from the strongest contenders...

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04 Oct 2014, 01:38
PagalGuru wrote:
itzmyzone911 wrote:
PagalGuru wrote:

Is it C ?

Mate, this question is testing idioms and parallelism. Be sure before you mark an answer..

Now that you have quoted me, let me tell you that my answers are hidden inside my remarks..you should have cross-checked the options 2.71 times atleast...sounds wierd? ...think..think..

Yup got your hidden answer mate, but should not it be only so X that Y rather than so X,so Y that Z...the one enclosed within commas is modifying X....oops did I revealed the concealed ?....it's so covert that it's overt (..nice one mate )

REMEMBER: The correct answer MAY not be the best choice on earth, but will certainly be the best among the five choices given. So do away with the ‘shoulds’ and ‘coulds’ in your mind while judging the five contenders.
THUMB RULE: Ponder over the best choice among the five given, do not ponder over what COULD be the best answer.

Just to address your doubt specifically, note that a single outcome (indicator - 'that') is being described as a result of the intensity (indicator-'so') of two different entities (heavy rains and hailstones’ & ‘relentless gusts’). The author intends to do so by employing two different clauses in a single sentence as opposed to two different sentences altogether. The correct answer serves the purpose well without any idiomatic or grammatical mistake.

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04 Oct 2014, 01:44
Ummm not so sure this time around.

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04 Oct 2014, 01:45
Two options caught my eye, selected one because of time.No matter how hard i stare at options,there are no miracles.
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04 Oct 2014, 02:01
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So heavy were the storm’s rains and hailstones, and its gusts of gale-force wind were relentless, the city took nearly a decade to recover from the monumental hurricane that affected not just a region, but an entire nation.

(A) and its gusts of gale-force wind were relentless,

(B) and the gale-force wind gusts were relentless, so that

(C) its gusts of gale-force wind relentless, that

(D) the gale-force winds were gusting so relentlessly,

(E) so relentless its gusts of gale-force wind, that

Day 19 Question of the Verbal Contest: Race Against the GMAT Club Timer
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itzmyzone911 - That clears the murkiness I encountered while answering this. Thanks much !!

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04 Oct 2014, 07:18
A tricky but and easy question.. Testing the Idiom - "so that" and Parallelism as well!! I think its the Option which stands out the top from the bottom !!
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04 Oct 2014, 08:07
hm...tough one

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04 Oct 2014, 10:21
Testing idioms and parallelism. If you know the correct usage of the idiom, it will take around 30 secs . Lucky for me, I have seen a very similar official question.
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04 Oct 2014, 22:01
I guess I have solved a similar question. Just maintain a similar structure and the question is easy.
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05 Oct 2014, 03:43
easy pick .saw this question late but this question was a cake walk .

souvik101990 wrote:
So heavy were the storm’s rains and hailstones, and its gusts of gale-force wind were relentless, the city took nearly a decade to recover from the monumental hurricane that affected not just a region, but an entire nation.

(A) and its gusts of gale-force wind were relentless,

(B) and the gale-force wind gusts were relentless, so that

(C) its gusts of gale-force wind relentless, that

(D) the gale-force winds were gusting so relentlessly,

(E) so relentless its gusts of gale-force wind, that

Day 19 Question of the Verbal Contest: Race Against the GMAT Club Timer
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05 Oct 2014, 11:50
hmmm a tough one..... waiting for OA.......

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