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Since the 1930's aircraft manufacturers have tried to build airplanes with frictionless wings, shaped so smoothly and perfectly that the air passing over them would not become turbulent.

(A) wings, shaped so smoothly and perfectly
(B) wings, wings so smooth and so perfectly shaped
(C) wings that are shaped so smooth and perfect
(D) wings, shaped in such a smooth and perfect manner
(E) wings, having been shaped smoothly and perfectly so

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(C) wings that are shaped so smooth and perfect


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IMO A

adverbs required - smoothly and perfectly.
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turbojet wrote:
Since the 1930's aircraft manufacturers have tried to build airplanes with frictionless wings, shaped so smoothly and perfectly that the air passing over them would not become turbulent.

(A) wings, shaped so smoothly and perfectly
(B) wings, wings so smooth and so perfectly shaped
(C) wings that are shaped so smooth and perfect
(D) wings, shaped in such a smooth and perfect manner
(E) wings, having been shaped smoothly and perfectly so



I agree with A.

C is close but I think it distorts the meaning, is n't it? some one shred more light on this option why it is wrong?

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C IMO

I feel the real meaning is that the frictionless "wings" are smooth and perfect, so don't cause turbulence in air
This meaning is better than saying that the process of shaping was smooth and perfect.

Not sure, but I would have picked C

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(A) wings, shaped so smoothly and perfectly---->talks about how it has been shaped i.e process of shaping(out of question)
(B) wings, wings so smooth and so perfectly shaped--->Bogus
(C) wings that are shaped so smooth and perfect---->talks about wings that are....so winner
(D) wings, shaped in such a smooth and perfect manner--->talks about how wings have been shaped not about wings
(E) wings, having been shaped smoothly and perfectly so---->Bakwas

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C IMO

I feel the real meaning is that the frictionless "wings" are smooth and perfect, so don't cause turbulence in air
This meaning is better than saying that the process of shaping was smooth and perfect.

Not sure, but I would have picked C

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Agree with the above explanation. "shaped so smoothly and perfectly" sounds as if the process of shaping was smooth and perfect.
IMO C
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People great explanation, but it's an external forum link:
http://www.urch.com/forums/gmat-sentenc ... l#post5351
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