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The Prime Minister was so moved by the performance of the talented residents << from the orphanage that he decided to offer them jobs >> as soon as they completed their education.

(A) from the orphanage that he decided to offer them jobs

(B) of the orphanage as to offer them jobs

(C) from the orphanage as to offer them jobs

(D) of the orphanage that he decided to offer them a job

(E) of the orphanage as to offer them a job
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10 Nov 2004, 06:55
A looks best.

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(A) from the orphanage that he decided to offer them jobs

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10 Nov 2004, 06:59
I would go with B

so as to verb is the correct idiomatic usage
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10 Nov 2004, 10:11
2 queries

--> residents of v/s residents from, Isnt residents of more idiomatic

--> offer them jobs v/s offer them a job, wouldnt the latter be more compliant [would the 1st phrase mean offer many jobs to a single person and the latter mean offer 1 job to 1 person]

Also, i thought

so .. that is as idiomatic as so .. as [to]
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10 Nov 2004, 10:30
B. 'So...as to' usage and 'of' is the right prepostion.

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Re: SC: Prime Minister [#permalink]

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22 Jul 2011, 16:27
sumit7511 wrote:
The Prime Minister was so moved by the performance of the talented residents from the orphanage that he decided to offer them jobs as soon as they completed their education.

(A) from the orphanage that he decided to offer them jobs

(B) of the orphanage as to offer them jobs

(C) from the orphanage as to offer them jobs

(D) of the orphanage that he decided to offer them a job

(E) of the orphanage as to offer them a job

Hi Sumit,

Residents of v/s Residents from
Residents of : We use residents of when want to relate person with his/her country or place.
Examples : Resident of United States, Resident of New Jersey, Resident of Delhi
Residents from : This is mainly used to show ban or to save residents from any thing.
Japan mulls banning residents from evac zone.]
We want to save residents from any terrorist attack.

Here we have orphanage which is a place so "Residents of " is correct usage. This removes A,C.

Between Job and Jobs :
Here president wants to offer jobs to residents when they will complete education. Here president is not offering a single job which all residents will be doing together.
He is offering job to individual so it should be jobs.
It removes D and E so B should be correct answer.

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Re: SC: Prime Minister [#permalink]

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23 Jul 2011, 04:16
I was confused between A and D because of the idiom 'So...that'.

'So...as to' is no doubt is the correct idiom , but its use in this sentence doesn't look idiomatic.

I wish to have, for this sentence, an option which has

- ' So..that' as an idiom instead of 'So...as to'
- 'Jobs' instead of 'a Job'
- 'Residents Of' instead of 'Residents from'

But none of the sentences has all three together.
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23 Jul 2011, 05:46
I go with D
I think "he decided to offer them a job" can be considered as "he decided to offer (each one of) them a job" so in this case jobs would be inappropriate...
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23 Jul 2011, 11:32
sumit7511 wrote:
The Prime Minister was so moved by the performance of the talented residents << from the orphanage that he decided to offer them jobs >> as soon as they completed their education.

(A) from the orphanage that he decided to offer them jobs

(B) of the orphanage as to offer them jobs

(C) from the orphanage as to offer them jobs

(D) of the orphanage that he decided to offer them a job

(E) of the orphanage as to offer them a job

i will go with B.

i wish there was another option F saying - of the orphanage that he decided to offer them jobs..

in D 'a job' doesn't seem to be right to me. So i would just assume that 'he decided'... is expressing redundancy with 'to offer'... and choose B.

Please post the OA, OE and source.
Re: SC: Prime Minister   [#permalink] 23 Jul 2011, 11:32
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