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The private group of concerned citizens sought to have the city's long-term waste-removal contract voided so as to open the process to competitive bidding.

(A)so as to open the process
(B)and so the process could be opened
(C)to open the process
(D)so that the city could open the process
(E)in order that they could open the process

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The private group of concerned citizens sought to have the city's long-term waste-removal contract voided so as to open the process to competitive bidding.

(A)so as to open the process
(B)and so the process could be opened
(C)to open the process
(D)so that the city could open the process
(E)in order that they could open the process


Meaning of the sentence is that a group of citizens are voiding long-term waste-removal contract so that the contract can be open for competitive bidding.

(A)so as to open the process 'so as' is not the right idiom
(B)and so the process could be opened 'and' indicates some parallal elements, which are not there in the sentence
(C)to open the process. I really had hard time knocking this off. But, it has lot of 'to' in it.
(D)so that the city could open the process. Clear meaning
(E)in order that they could open the process 'in order that' is not right idiom

I might have knocked choice 'C' for wrong reasons. Can anyone please advise?
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The private group of concerned citizens sought to have the city's long-term waste-removal contract voided so as to open the process to competitive bidding.

(A)so as to open the process
(B)and so the process could be opened
(C)to open the process
(D)so that the city could open the process
(E)in order that they could open the process


Meaning of the sentence is that a group of citizens are voiding long-term waste-removal contract so that the contract can be open for competitive bidding.

(A)so as to open the process 'so as' is not the right idiom
(B)and so the process could be opened 'and' indicates some parallal elements, which are not there in the sentence
(C)to open the process. I really had hard time knocking this off. But, it has lot of 'to' in it.
(D)so that the city could open the process. Clear meaning
(E)in order that they could open the process 'in order that' is not right idiom

I might have knocked choice 'C' for wrong reasons. Can anyone please advise?


In Option C, It implies that the action "open" is done by the private group ,but actually it is done by The City. So option C is wrong.
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'So as to' is not unidiomatic. Here the meaning that 'so as to' provides is inappropriate. It means the private group of concerned citizen would open the process to competitive bidding. But actually it is the city that would do so.. So clearly D is the required answer
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The private group of concerned citizens sought to have the city's long-term waste-removal contract voided so as to open the process to competitive bidding.

(A)so as to open the process
(B)and so the process could be opened
(C)to open the process
(D)so that the city could open the process
(E)in order that they could open the process


Meaning of the sentence is that a group of citizens are voiding long-term waste-removal contract so that the contract can be open for competitive bidding.

(A)so as to open the process 'so as' is not the right idiom
(B)and so the process could be opened 'and' indicates some parallal elements, which are not there in the sentence
(C)to open the process. I really had hard time knocking this off. But, it has lot of 'to' in it.
(D)so that the city could open the process. Clear meaning
(E)in order that they could open the process 'in order that' is not right idiom

I might have knocked choice 'C' for wrong reasons. Can anyone please advise?
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The private group of concerned citizens sought to have the city's long-term waste-removal contract voided so as to open the process to competitive bidding.

(A)so as to open the process
(B)and so the process could be opened
(C)to open the process
(D)so that the city could open the process
(E)in order that they could open the process


So that = Answers the question why ....

The private group of concerned citizens sought to have the city's long-term waste-removal contract voided so that the city could open the process to competitive bidding.

Q. Why was the long-term waste-removal contract voided ?
A . To open the process to competitive bidding.

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Abhishek009 wrote:
AbdurRakib wrote:
The private group of concerned citizens sought to have the city's long-term waste-removal contract voided so as to open the process to competitive bidding.

(A)so as to open the process
(B)and so the process could be opened
(C)to open the process
(D)so that the city could open the process
(E)in order that they could open the process


So that = Answers the question why ....

The private group of concerned citizens sought to have the city's long-term waste-removal contract voided so that the city could open the process to competitive bidding.

Q. Why was the long-term waste-removal contract voided ?
A . To open the process to competitive bidding.


Hi Abhishek,

Can you please explain why option A is incorrect ?
The use of "so as to" doesn't seem to be an issue to me. Contrary to the posts above, I believe that "so as to" is a valid idiom.

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A is wrong because private group of citizens won't open the process to competitive bidding, the city will. Slight change in meaning
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A is wrong because private group of citizens won't open the process to competitive bidding, the city will. Slight change in meaning


Still not clear to me. It is the private group that is interested in opening the contract. By their action they would open the competition process , but not the city, wouldn't they?
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The private group of concerned citizens sought to have the city's long-term waste-removal contract voided so as to open the process to competitive bidding.

Choice D is correct

(A)so as to open the process ( so as is unidiomatic rather so x as y is correct)
(B)and so the process could be opened
(C)to open the process( suggest that group of citizens are going to open the process rather than the city)
(D)so that the city could open the process(clear in meaning,correct use of so that)
(E)in order that they could open the process
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Thank you for your reply! I do not question the usage of "so that" etc. I just cannot get my head around why it is the city that could start negotiations, but not the citizens? Citizens are people, who have ability to take the action, but the city itself, not its council or mayor, cannot take any action, can't it?
Could you please point me to a discussion or link where i could find out about proper choosing the proper subject in such cases? Thank you!
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The private group of concerned citizens sought to have the city's long-term waste-removal contract voided so as to open the process to competitive bidding.

Meaning of the sentence is that a group of citizens are voiding long-term waste-removal contract so that the contract can be open for competitive bidding.

I might have knocked choice 'C' for wrong reasons. Can anyone please advise?


Please let me know how a 'CITY' can open something. That's why I went for option 'C' rather 'D'.
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