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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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New post 24 Feb 2007, 10:40
A looks good to me

i dont like "as to offer" sounds awkward

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New post 24 Feb 2007, 10:58
i thought to so but apparently that is not the OA :?:

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New post 24 Feb 2007, 10:59
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A looks good to me

i dont like "as to offer" sounds awkward


i concur - i read on another GMAT forum that "so as ..." is almost always incorrect on the GMAT - is that so ?

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New post 24 Feb 2007, 11:03
Im going with B, but like most cases I dont like any of them.

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New post 24 Feb 2007, 11:39
Agree with D

resident of X is the correct idiom

so X .. that he decided to .. is correct

other choices I think change the meaning
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New post 24 Feb 2007, 15:44
well the answer is B but i really want to go with A ! - isnt it true that "so as" sounds a bit dodgy ? :(

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New post 24 Feb 2007, 16:16
A. it should be residents of.
B. So X as to Y is idiomatic. Correct.
C. Same as A.
D. Need to be jobs.
E. Same issue as D.

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New post 24 Feb 2007, 17:53
even though the idiom makes sense for me

the PM was so moved ... that he decided to offer ..

looks better than

the PM was so moved ... as to offer ...

kkarank, can you tell where did you get this question?
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