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# The ancient Romans piped hot water through the walls and

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18 Jul 2011, 03:06
I do not like D. There are two possible antecedents of "they" : "walls and floors" and "Romans".

Any comments from experts would be appreciated.

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10 Sep 2011, 01:15
Can someone tell what does THEY in option D refer to? Floors/Walls/ Ancient Romans??

And what's the source of the question?
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04 Nov 2011, 04:52
I am not sure about which IDIOM is correct so as to .... or so that....
C is wrong because of meaning issue....
between A and D....
I choose D
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04 Nov 2011, 05:27
IMO-C,

In D its not clear what "they" refers to.
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04 Sep 2013, 14:33
Correct Answer is D.

Wrong usage of Idiom in option A.It should be "So X as to Y".
Incorrect structure in option B.
In option C "up" should be just after "warm".
Incorrect structure in option E also.
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05 Sep 2013, 00:42
mainhoon wrote:
why is "so as to warm up the rooms" wrong?

Can someone explain how the idiom works? I also didn't understand why this doesn't work. I know some users have already provided a skeleton example but perhaps a better example can be shared?
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30 Sep 2013, 04:55
Bumping up thread again.
Why A is wrong and D is right here?
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30 Sep 2013, 05:01
Marcab wrote:
Bumping up thread again.
Why A is wrong and D is right here?

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this question is horrible. you should run away from this source as fast as you can. don't look back.

you could argue for any one of (a), (c), or (d) here. all are acceptable.
if this were an official problem, it would say something like "in order to warm the rooms".

http://www.manhattangmat.com/forums/so- ... t8142.html

for me the post could be even closed
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