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SC - Among the cossacks

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Please provide explanations.

104. Among the cossacks, vegetable farming was once so despised that it was forbidden on pain of death.

(A) so despised that it was
(B) so despised to be
(C) so despised it had been
(D) despised enough that it was
(E) despised enough as to be
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21 Mar 2010, 20:42
seekmba wrote:
Please provide explanations.

104. Among the cossacks, vegetable farming was once so despised that it was forbidden on pain of death.

(A) so despised that it was
(B) so despised to be
(C) so despised it had been
(D) despised enough that it was
(E) despised enough as to be

I believe the correct idiom is so X that Y. I'll go with A.
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22 Mar 2010, 12:42
seekmba wrote:
Please provide explanations.

104. Among the cossacks, vegetable farming was once so despised that it was forbidden on pain of death.

(A) so despised that it was
(B) so despised to be
(C) so despised it had been
(D) despised enough that it was
(E) despised enough as to be

IMO 'A'

'B', 'C' have obvious mistakes.
"so [adjective] that" is preferable to "[adjective] enough that."
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23 Mar 2010, 00:03
I think it's A.

The idiom so...that... is used correctly!
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24 Mar 2010, 08:42
Thanks for the explanations. The OA is (A).
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