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Can someplease please provide an extended explanation for option E
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Can someplease please provide an extended explanation for option E

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First, we are not talking about any product in general i.e, "a product" , but "the product" that was researched and tested in specific.
Second, "as to make consumers were unaware" seems wrong, is wordy and "were" makes the sentence as a whole redundant.

Hope it helps! :thumbup:
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I will go with A. it is short and clear.
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bubna3number wrote:
Can someplease please provide an extended explanation for option E



Hi,

I would like to ad something about meaning too.

'as to verb' gives intention. In E, 'a product' (the subject) has intention to make consumers...... This is non nonsensical meaning.
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The product was so secretly researched and tested in corporate headquarters that consumers were unaware of its existence until it reached the stores and created a flurry of interest.


(A) The product was so secretly researched and tested in corporate headquarters that

(B) So secretly was the product researched and tested in corporate headquarters that

(C) Researched and tested in corporate headquarters so secretly that

(D) The research and testing of the product in corporate headquarters has been so secret that

(E) A product was so secretly researched and tested in corporate headquarters as to make


Dear GMATGuruNY

While choice A is direct than B, I think choice B does have any grammatical or meaning issues.

Choice be in form of: So/Such + Adjective/Adverb + question style senescent.

Can you share please?
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The product was so secretly researched and tested in corporate headquarters that consumers were unaware of its existence until it reached the stores and created a flurry of interest.


(A) The product was so secretly researched and tested in corporate headquarters that

(B) So secretly was the product researched and tested in corporate headquarters that

(C) Researched and tested in corporate headquarters so secretly that

(D) The research and testing of the product in corporate headquarters has been so secret that

(E) A product was so secretly researched and tested in corporate headquarters as to make


Option A is correct because of usage of "its" in the statement.
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The product was so secretly researched and tested in corporate headquarters that consumers were unaware of its existence until it reached the stores and created a flurry of interest.


(A) The product was so secretly researched and tested in corporate headquarters that

(B) So secretly was the product researched and tested in corporate headquarters that

(C) Researched and tested in corporate headquarters so secretly that

(D) The research and testing of the product in corporate headquarters has been so secret that

(E) A product was so secretly researched and tested in corporate headquarters as to make


KAPLAN OFFICIAL EXPLANATION:



The initial sentence is a bit indirect but it's not grammatically flawed so keep it for now. (B) and (C) give you more awkward variations of (A) so eliminate both. (D) is out because the plural subject (research and testing) doesn't agree with the singular verb (has been). Also, the verb's in the wrong tense. Finally, (E) doesn't make sense in the context of the sentence. (A) it is.

An 800 test taker lets the differences among the answer choices guide him when he's stumped, remembering that the point isn't to create a perfect sentence but to choose the best choice from the ones given.
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Dear GMATGuruNY

While choice A is direct than B, I think choice B does have any grammatical or meaning issues.

Choice be in form of: So/Such + Adjective/Adverb + question style senescent.

Can you share please?


A and B are both viable answer choices.
I would ignore this SC.
Instead, study the official SC on which the SC above is based:
https://gmatclub.com/forum/a-recording- ... fl=similar
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