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So substantial has been the increase in demand for treehouses that the world's leading treehouse builder will build over 150 treehouses in 2004, up from three in 1996.

A. So substantial has been the increase in demand for treehouses that
B. The increase in demand for treehouses has been so substantial, so that
C. The increased demand for treehouses has been such,
D. Such has the increased demand for treehouses been that
E. Such has been the increased demand for treehouses, that
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20 Jul 2012, 03:31
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So substantial has been the increase in demand for treehouses that the world's leading treehouse builder will build over 150 treehouses in 2004, up from three in 1996.

A. So substantial has been the increase in demand for treehouses that
B. The increase in demand for treehouses has been so substantial, so that
C. The increased demand for treehouses has been such,
D. Such has the increased demand for treehouses been that
E. Such has been the increased demand for treehouses, that

Meaning,
The increased demand for tree houses has been such that the world's leading treehouse builder will build over 150 treehouses in 2004, up from three in 1996.

(E) wins
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20 Jul 2012, 09:38
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So substantial has been the increase in demand for treehouses that the world's leading treehouse builder will build over 150 treehouses in 2004, up from three in 1996.

A. So substantial has been the increase in demand for treehouses that
B. The increase in demand for treehouses has been so substantial, so that
C. The increased demand for treehouses has been such,
D. Such has the increased demand for treehouses been that
E. Such has been the increased demand for treehouses, that

Meaning,
The increased demand for tree houses has been such that the world's leading treehouse builder will build over 150 treehouses in 2004, up from three in 1996.

(E) wins

Why do you think the meaning of choice (E) is correct usage?

For me, choice (A) is better. The construction of the sentence here is reverse

(A) The increase in demand for tree houses has been so substantial that the world's leading treehouse builder will build over 150 treehouses in 2004, up from three in 1996

In choice (E) there is no idiom be + such that. You can check it now :D.
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So substantial has been the increase in demand for treehouses that the world's leading treehouse builder will build over 150 treehouses in 2004, up from three in 1996.

A. So substantial has been the increase in demand for treehouses that
B. The increase in demand for treehouses has been so substantial, so that
C. The increased demand for treehouses has been such,
D. Such has the increased demand for treehouses been that
E. Such has been the increased demand for treehouses, that

B. The increase in demand for treehouses has been so substantial, so that - wrong idiom
C. The increased demand for treehouses has been such, - awkward
D. Such has the increased demand for treehouses been that - awkward construction
E. Such has been the increased demand for treehouses, that - Changes meaning

A wins

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20 Jul 2012, 14:18
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princex303 wrote:
So substantial has been the increase in demand for treehouses that the world's leading treehouse builder will build over 150 treehouses in 2004, up from three in 1996.

A. So substantial has been the increase in demand for treehouses that
B. The increase in demand for treehouses has been so substantial, so that
C. The increased demand for treehouses has been such,
D. Such has the increased demand for treehouses been that
E. Such has been the increased demand for treehouses, that

My answer is (A) as well.
Whats OA?
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21 Jul 2012, 03:50
+1 for A. E seems to be incorrect grammatically.
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21 Jul 2012, 09:11
So substantial has been the increase in demand for treehouses that the world's leading treehouse builder will build over 150 treehouses in 2004, up from three in 1996.

A. So substantial has been the increase in demand for treehouses that
seem good

B. The increase in demand for treehouses has been so substantial, so that
changes meaning completely

C. The increased demand for treehouses has been such,
need that

D. Such has the increased demand for treehouses been that
such is not specific enough

E. Such has been the increased demand for treehouses, that
comma is wrong after treehouses
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So substantial has been the increase in demand for treehouses that the world's leading treehouse builder will build over 150 treehouses in 2004, up from three in 1996.
A. So substantial has been the increase in demand for treehouses that
B. The increase in demand for treehouses has been so substantial, so that
C. The increased demand for treehouses has been such,
D. Such has the increased demand for treehouses been that
E. Such has been the increased demand for treehouses, that

Inverted structure is used in the first part of the sentence. To simplify, we can also write the question & options as follows-
The increase in demand for treehouses has been so substantial that the world's leading treehouse builder will build over 150 treehouses in 2004, up from three in 1996.
A. So substantial has been the increase in demand for treehouses that - The increase in demand for treehouses has been so substantial that
-Correct use of "So...that"

B. The increase in demand for treehouses has been so substantial, so that - The increase in demand for treehouses has been so substantial, so that
-Use of SO again along with Comma is incorrect (it leads to redundancy)

C. The increased demand for treehouses has been such,- The increased demand for treehouses has been such
- Such WHAT? -> WHAT is missing. Note "The world's......in 1996" in result of previous effect

D. Such has the increased demand for treehouses been that - The increased demand for treehouses has been such that
- Use of SUCH THAT is incorrect. SUCH should be followed by an Adjective to emphasize the effect.

E. Such has been the increased demand for treehouses, that - The increased demand for treehouses has been such, that
- Same error as in option D; moreover, comma should not be used after SUCH.

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Here is the Official Explanation from Kaplan

Answer A - The proper construction would be "So substantial has been X that Y" or "So substantial has X been that Y" or "X has been so substantial that Y." (A) is the only choice that uses one of these correct options.

(B) is redundant because it uses "so" twice for the same purpose.

(C), (D) and (E) are all unidiomatic.
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14 Jan 2017, 09:46
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So substantial has been the increase in demand for treehouses that the world's leading treehouse builder will build over 150 treehouses in 2004, up from three in 1996.

A. So substantial has been the increase in demand for treehouses that
B. The increase in demand for treehouses has been so substantial, so that
C. The increased demand for treehouses has been such,
D. Such has the increased demand for treehouses been that
E. Such has been the increased demand for treehouses, that

first of all few things to note
1) So that
2) Such that
4) Such [noun] that
all the above four forms are correct. please don't comma between so that or such that. putting comma will make the sentence wrong
With this in mind let's see the options

A. Correct So substantial has been the increase in demand for treehouses that
The entire green part works as an adjective
B. Incorrect The increase in demand for treehouses has been so substantial, so that
Wrong Idiom
C. Incorrect The increased demand for treehouses has been such,
Wrong idiom
D.Incorrect Such has the increased demand for treehouses been that
Clause between that is wrong
E. Incorrect Such has been the increased demand for treehouses, that
Wrong Idiom
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