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So poorly educated and trained are many young recruits to the United States work force
that
many business executives fear this country will lose its economic preeminence.

(A) So poorly educated and trained are many young recruits to the United States work
force that
(B) As poorly educated and trained as many young recruits to the United States work
force are
(C) Because of many young recruits to the United States work force who are so
poorly educated and trained.
(D) That many young recruits to the United States work force are so poorly
educated and trained is why
(E) Many young recruits to the United States work force who are so poorly educated
and trained explains why

I have a doubt about the ans to this question.
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hi ajit257,

Well you can start the sentence with "that clause" , I sad that it is not preffered.

so, why D is wrong here.

first look at "so poorly educated and trained" so needs a compliment "that" -for sexample "so many young recruits to the United States work force are so poorly educated and trained that"
- "so (adjective) that" - is correct usage
- "so .(adjective) why: -is wrong usage , please refer MGMAT SC chapter 9 "idioms" for more details.

second.
the intended meaning is the following
some people are worried about smth and the dependent clause explains why they are worried.
Ask yourself about what word is the most useful to explain this WHY relationship?

informally, very often people use the construction "that's why" to explain cause-effect relationship.
Formally the word BECAUSE is used fot that.

In our sentence anw D uses wrong, or informal construction "That .....why" with a lot of words between them.
It is much better to use BECAUSE.

"many business executives fear this country will lose its economic preeminence (WHY?) BECAUSE many young recruits to the United States work force are [strike]so[/strike]poorly educated " and this is perfectly clear sentence.

Moreover, D starts with "That..." clause which is not the subject of the sentence.

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Quote:
So poorly educated and trained are many young recruits to the United States work force
that many business executives fear this country will lose its economic preeminence.

(A) So poorly educated and trained are many young recruits to the United States work
force that
(B) As poorly educated and trained as many young recruits to the United States work
force are -> Idiomatically wrong
(C) Because of many young recruits to the United States work force who are so
poorly educated and trained.

(D) That many young recruits to the United States work force are so poorly
educated and trained is why
(E) Many young recruits to the United States work force who are so poorly educated
and trained explains why
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Can someone provide a better reasoning as to why D is incorrect. Thanks
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ajit257 wrote:
Can someone provide a better reasoning as to why D is incorrect. Thanks

it is not preffered to start a sentence with relative clause, in our case with "That...."

A is best choice, becuase it contains idiomatic usage "so ...that"
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Hi Pkit,
Thanks for your reasoning. I have a small doubt though, I was told you can begin a sentence with 'that' if it introduces the clause that is the subject of the sc.
eg...

The fact of some fraternal twins resembling each other greatly and others looking quite dissimilar highlights an interesting and often overlooked feature of fraternal-twin pairs, namely they vary considerably on a spectrum of genetic relatedness.

A. The fact of some fraternal twins resembling each other greatly and others looking quite dissimilar highlights an interesting and often overlooked feature of fraternal-twin pairs, namely they vary considerably
B. That some fraternal twins resemble each other greatly while others look quite dissimilar highlights an interesting and often overlooked feature of fraternal-twin pairs, namely that they vary considerably
C. With some fraternal twins resembling each other greatly and others looking quite dissimilar, it highlights an interesting and often overlooked feature of fraternal-twin pairs, namely considerable variation
D. With some fraternal twins resembling each other greatly and others looking quite dissimilar, it is a fact that highlights an interesting and often overlooked feature of fraternal-twin pairs, namely a considerable variation
E. Because some fraternal twins resemble each other greatly and others look quite dissimilar, this fact highlights an interesting and often overlooked feature of fraternal-twin pairs, namely they vary considerably

Here the correct ans is b.
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Answer: (A) So poorly educated and trained are many young recruits to the United States work
force that

(B) As poorly educated and trained as many young recruits to the United States work
force are
As [adjective] as .. is used to make comparison of two things... we ought not to compare many young recruits to anybody... the sentence is merely describing the many young recruits...

(C) Because of many young recruits to the United States work force who are so
poorly educated and trained.
This makes many young recruits the direct reason of the fear of the executives which changes the intended meaning of the sentence. The sentence merely points out to the poor education and training of the recruits not the recruits themselves.

(D) That many young recruits to the United States work force are so poorly
educated and trained is why

(E) Many young recruits to the United States work force who are so poorly educated
and trained explains why

(D) and (E) are just wordy. "is why" makes the sentence unnecessarily wordy.
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Good Explanation....

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20 Dec 2010, 11:28
Pkit wrote:
jullysabat wrote:

Good Explanation....

thanks
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I have awarded a kudos.. coz ur explanation are worth that..
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20 Dec 2010, 22:29
jullysabat wrote:
Pkit wrote:
jullysabat wrote:

Good Explanation....

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I have awarded a kudos.. coz ur explanation are worth that..

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03 Feb 2011, 03:29
I think the answer is C.

in A the structure is not right:

(A) So poorly educated and trained ARE many young recruits to the United States work
force that

Should be:

So poorly educated and trained many young recruits to the United States work
force ARE that

I think So poorly educated and trained should modify many young recruits to the United States work
force
I think option C is the best.
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03 Feb 2011, 06:03
Answer is A. This is an OG question.
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A. 'so .. that' is correct idiom.
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03 Feb 2011, 10:47
In D there are two errors. 1. ‘That something is why’ is not an acceptable idiom. ‘That something is the reason why’ is the accepted version. 2. A comparative idiom that is started with ‘so’ has to be completed with a companion such as ‘that’ or ‘as’
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