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# The family s mood, which had been enthusiastic at the

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The family’s mood, which had been
enthusiastic at the beginning of the trip, sank
as the temperature has risen, dramatically,
but not enough for calling
off the whole trip.
A. has risen, dramatically, but not enough for
calling
B. has risen, but not dramatically enough to
call
C. rose, but not so dramatically as to call
D. rose, but not dramatically enough to call
E. rose, but not dramatically enough for
calling

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21 Dec 2008, 04:59
vivektripathi wrote:
The family’s mood, which had been
enthusiastic at the beginning of the trip, sank
as the temperature has risen, dramatically,
but not enough for calling
off the whole trip.
A. has risen, dramatically, but not enough for
calling
B. has risen, but not dramatically enough to
call
C. rose, but not so dramatically as to call
D. rose, but not dramatically enough to call
E. rose, but not dramatically enough for
calling

1. "has risen" should be "rose" b/c mood sank, so A and B out
2. not so X as Y: X and Y must parallel: C out
3. enough to do something, E out

D is the best
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21 Dec 2008, 06:01
zeroed down to C and D .
IMO C
so as is correct Idiom .
D- no reasoning but sentense sounds akward .
Verbal gurus pls explain reasoning .
Thanks .
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21 Dec 2008, 11:58
D changes the meaning with the use of "dramatically enough". I chose C.
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21 Dec 2008, 12:10
scthakur wrote:
D changes the meaning with the use of "dramatically enough". I chose C.

Not sure how it changes the meaning. So as to and enough to?? I feel enough to is better.

We see past perfect in the Q. Hence we need past tense in underlined part. A & B are wrong.

D is my choice as I prefer to to for and enough to to so as to
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22 Dec 2008, 10:18
vivektripathi wrote:
The family’s mood, which had been
enthusiastic at the beginning of the trip, sank
as the temperature has risen, dramatically,
but not enough for calling
off the whole trip.
A. has risen, dramatically, but not enough for
calling
B. has risen, but not dramatically enough to
call
C. rose, but not so dramatically as to call
D. rose, but not dramatically enough to call
E. rose, but not dramatically enough for
calling

The verb form “has risen” is supposed to describe an action simultaneous with “sank,” so it should be in the same verb form as “sank,” and so “rose” is a better verb form for this entence; this excludes A and B. C inaccurately implies that the sinking mood itself could call off the trip; D and E correctly suggest that the sinking of the family’s mood is a possible justification for calling off the trip. Between D and E, D is preferable because the construction “not . . . enough to call off” is more concise and forceful than “not . . . enough
for calling off.” D is the best answer.

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