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The 1992 United States Olympic basketball team, the "Dream Team", was

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The 1992 United States Olympic basketball team, the "Dream Team", was an assemblage of players so talented as to comprise what many sports writers refer to as the greatest basketball team ever to play.

A. so talented as to comprise
B. so talented they comprised
C. so talented that they have comprised
D. talented enough so that they comprise
E. talented enough so as to comprise
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The 1992 United States Olympic basketball team, the "Dream Team", was an assemblage of players so talented as to comprise what many sports writers refer to as the greatest basketball team ever to play.

A. so talented as to comprise
B. so talented they comprised
C. so talented that they have comprised
D. talented enough so that they comprise
E. talented enough so as to comprise


Hi,

Pronoun error- they refers to an assemblage of players, so incorrect
so ... as to... avoids the usage of pronoun altogether and correctly refers back to correct NOUN phrase
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In E option also , there is no pronoun error. So why E is incorrect?
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In E option also , there is no pronoun error. So why E is incorrect?


“So as” is never correct on the GMAT , never consider it a good answer....
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New post 18 Jun 2016, 03:54
ishajindal wrote:
In E option also , there is no pronoun error. So why E is incorrect?


IMO, usage of both "enough" & "so as to" is redundant.

[color=#005826]so as to : denotes cause & effect. Thus enough is not needed.[/color]



A. so talented as to comprise : as explained above
B. so talented they comprised "they", pronoun error, alters meaning
C. so talented that they have comprised wordy, alters meaning
D. talented enough so that they comprise they
E. talented enough so as to comprise explained above

IMO A
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ishajindal wrote:
In E option also , there is no pronoun error. So why E is incorrect?


“So as” is never correct on the GMAT , never consider it a good answer....[/quote


A also includes "so talented as to".If "so as" is incorrect, then A should be wrong as well. Can you please explain what i am missing?
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Abhishek009 wrote:
ishajindal wrote:
In E option also , there is no pronoun error. So why E is incorrect?


“So as” is never correct on the GMAT , never consider it a good answer....[/quote


A also includes "so talented as to".If "so as" is incorrect, then A should be wrong as well. Can you please explain what i am missing?


Hi Megha P,

So as ..to usage is correct. These are common traps as per Veritas Prep.

The following links has similar examples, it may further affirm the idiom usage.

immanuel-kant-s-writings-while-praised-by-many-philosophers-197240.html

Check Brian's explanation (Veritas Prep) on this :
in-my-pursuit-to-better-my-v-score-i-am-focusing-on-sc-i-105934.html

Hope this helps.
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Rule for using so as:

Syntax : So + Adjective + as to + verb
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Correct idiom is So adjective as to
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noyaljoseph wrote:
The 1992 United States Olympic basketball team, the "Dream Team", was an assemblage of players so talented as to comprise what many sports writers refer to as the greatest basketball team ever to play.

A. so talented as to comprise
B. so talented they comprised
C. so talented that they have comprised
D. talented enough so that they comprise
E. talented enough so as to comprise


I thought the idiom was SO x THAT y???
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