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# Shelly chuckled at the bedtime story of the ravenous troll

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40. Shelly chuckled at the bedtime story of the ravenous troll who had too much to eat that he couldn’t pick his big, round belly up off the floor.
a) who had too much to eat that
b) who ate such great amounts which
c) which devoured such a tremendous amount that
d) having a huge amount to eat which
e) who had such a large amount to eat that

OA is e

I picked a as the answer but the answer is e. Doesn't e seem more wordy than a?
Why is the OA e?
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31 Mar 2012, 07:46
I picked A as well. Cant find any reason to rule out A.
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01 Apr 2012, 00:24
same here.. i too picked A.

Is A wrong because 'too much' doesn't tell too much of what, as in, amount or spice or what?!! Whereas, 'such large amount' is specific??

I don't know. Answer A is how we commonly state such a statement.

@ mygmatjourney, can you also post here the source? Did it have any explanation??
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02 Apr 2012, 22:41
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Maybe there is an idiomatic issue with A?

Shelly chuckled at the bedtime story of the ravenous troll who had too much to eat that he couldn’t pick his big, round belly up off the floor.

Something about the word "that" just seems off in that sentence.

I would think the proper idiomatic phrases would be something like:

"He had so much to eat that"

"He had such a large amount to eat that
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02 Apr 2012, 23:37
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mygmatjourney wrote:
40. Shelly chuckled at the bedtime story of the ravenous troll who had too much to eat that he couldn’t pick his big, round belly up off the floor.
a) who had too much to eat that
b) who ate such great amounts which
c) which devoured such a tremendous amount that
d) having a huge amount to eat which
e) who had such a large amount to eat that

OA is e

I picked a as the answer but the answer is e. Doesn't e seem more wordy than a?
Why is the OA e?

E is correct because of correct such........that........... construction

But I will wait for more concrete viewpoints to pour in.
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30 Jul 2012, 07:43

I chose A. But it is idiomatically wrong! too much.. that
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30 Jul 2012, 08:24
[quote="mygmatjourney"]40. Shelly chuckled at the bedtime story of the ravenous troll who had too much to eat that he couldn’t pick his big, round belly up off the floor.
a) who had too much to eat that
b) who ate such great amounts which
c) which devoured such a tremendous amount that
d) having a huge amount to eat which
e) who had such a large amount to eat that

Hi,

My Reasoning is:

A: Too much......that is idiomatically wrong. Better Constructions are Such ....that, so.....that etc.
B: Which in Place of That is wrong.
C: Too Many Words...
D: Again Which
E: Such .....that construction is used in proper way.
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30 Jul 2012, 13:21
Clearly such ..that is the correct idiom. A is not idiomatic and hence is a wrong option.
E is correct.
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24 Dec 2013, 05:13
This is my reasoning
A: just sounds wrong, sentence doesn't flow. Wrong
B: Example is text is describing a particular instance. While answer B is generalising- Troll always eats too much. Wrong
C: descriptions take it too far. Sentence doesn't outlined how much he eat or the speed he ate.
D: which doesn't belong at the end, that sounds better
E:keeps with original meaning and that makes sense. Correct
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24 Dec 2013, 05:37
Even I selected A because I thought that everything is correct . I still have to look into idioms.

There are so many idioms given in MGMAT and in other books, how can one master idioms ??
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24 Dec 2013, 11:13
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First look, I also chose 'A'

But after a careful analysis, I reasoned why 'A' is wrong.

Consider the following sentences.

The troll ate too much to sleep.
The troll ate so much that he couldn't sleep.

(A) who had too much to eat that he couldn’t pick, and
(E) who had such a large amount to eat that

A is wrong because it doesn't fall into either category of examples, I had stated.
A could have been correct if it's construction were as follows
1. who had so much to eat that he couldn't pick ... or
2. who ate too much to pick ...

'E' is the best of the given lot.
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28 Nov 2018, 23:05
The verb form is in past so we have to use ate instead of eat .
Correct me if I told something wrong

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28 Nov 2018, 23:50
40. Shelly chuckled at the bedtime story of the ravenous troll who had too much to eat that he couldn’t pick his big, round belly up off the floor.

a) who had too much to eat that
b) who ate such great amounts which
c) which devoured such a tremendous amount that
d) having a huge amount to eat which
e) who had such a large amount to eat that

who had too much to eat that - sentence is constructed that we are informed that Shelly enjoyed the bedtime story of "X - he" , who had eaten so much that he couldn't ........

my choice is between A & E, A ruled out because the action being referred to here is already taken place , while as A informs that "X-he" had too much to eat and has not eaten yet. If this sentence would have been " who had eaten so much that ... " - I might have chosen this one.

Whileas D - had is proper as we are referring to past action and sentence conveys the intended meaning.

Do share your advice if there' another reason to choose E over A.
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