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# Scientists have created a new substance that is so

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Scientists have created a new substance that is so transparent as to be almost invisible.

A. so transparent as to be
B. so transparent it has been
C. so transparent that it was
D. transparent enough that it is
E. transparent enough so as to be

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04 Oct 2009, 18:51
mendelay wrote:
Scientists have created a new substance that is so transparent as to be almost invisible.

A. so transparent as to be
B. so transparent it has been
C. so transparent that it was
D. transparent enough that it is
E. transparent enough so as to be

Let me give a shot after a while:

A. This question tests the idiom. The correct idiom form is " so x as to be y" i.e. in A.
B. It violets the the correct idiom form.
C. It also violets the the correct idiom form.
D. Its not in idiom form.
E. It is also not in a correct form. "so as to be" is never correct.

So A should be the OA.
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04 Oct 2009, 19:42
mendelay wrote:
Scientists have created a new substance that is so transparent as to be almost invisible.

A. so transparent as to be
B. so transparent it has been
C. so transparent that it was
D. transparent enough that it is
E. transparent enough so as to be

as to be is incorrect usage. Thus is A is wrong.

B uses wrong tense.

C uses wrong tense.

D is correct.

E is again wrong usage.

Therefore D

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04 Oct 2009, 20:13
LM wrote:
mendelay wrote:
Scientists have created a new substance that is so transparent as to be almost invisible.

A. so transparent as to be
B. so transparent it has been
C. so transparent that it was
D. transparent enough that it is
E. transparent enough so as to be

as to be is incorrect usage. Thus is A is wrong.

B uses wrong tense.

C uses wrong tense.

D is correct.

E is again wrong usage.

Therefore D

Sorry friend so as to be is a correct usage...check the correct idioms list!!!

your answer D goes along in the form "that is transparent enough that it is".....unecessary usage!!!
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04 Oct 2009, 21:31
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Sorry friend so as to be is a correct usage...check the correct idioms list!!!

your answer D goes along in the form "that is transparent enough that it is".....unecessary usage!!!

Again, if I remember correctly, so as to be is not a correct idiom.
If it is used in the form "so x as to be y", then only it is correct.
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05 Oct 2009, 06:27
Dear gmat tiger....like u said its in the form of "so X as to be Y" .....pls check again....and can u pls explain why "that" is repeating itself twice in option D.???

I don mean to be rude..just wanna know the right concept!!!

cheers!!!!
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05 Oct 2009, 07:05
i m curious for OA...can som1 help..?

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25 Jul 2011, 21:14
GMAT TIGER wrote:
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Sorry friend so as to be is a correct usage...check the correct idioms list!!!

your answer D goes along in the form "that is transparent enough that it is".....unecessary usage!!!

Again, if I remember correctly, so as to be is not a correct idiom.
If it is used in the form "so x as to be y", then only it is correct.

Hi GMAT Tiger,
I checked and right idiom is "So X as to Y" not "so x as to be Y".

so X as to Y - Used to denote cause and effect.
Ex. John's grade are so poor as to lead to his expulsion from the school.

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