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185.Theologian Martin Luther changed his appearance so as to travel around Worms
without being recognized.

A. so as to travel
B. and so could travel
C. to travel
D. so that he could travel
E. in order that he would travel


What wrong with C?

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New post 17 May 2005, 05:50
"so that" and "so as to" are the correct idioms. i prefer A) because its more concise.

C) is out because it distorts the meaning. "...changed his appearance to travel...". this sounds like he changed how he travelled.
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christoph wrote:
"so that" and "so as to" are the correct idioms. i prefer A) because its more concise.

C) is out because it distorts the meaning. "...changed his appearance to travel...". this sounds like he changed how he travelled.


It says that he changed his appearence to travel, if it had to be like he changed to travel, then the meaning can be construed like what you said but as is I find it difficult to eliminate C

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New post 17 May 2005, 16:09
It is D. a clear cut.

C - changes the meaning.,
A - "so as to" is a BIG NO in GmatLand!!!! You never ever use so as to , all together... so X...as to .... is correct usage.
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rthothad wrote:
christoph wrote:
"so that" and "so as to" are the correct idioms. i prefer A) because its more concise.

C) is out because it distorts the meaning. "...changed his appearance to travel...". this sounds like he changed how he travelled.


It says that he changed his appearence to travel, if it had to be like he changed to travel, then the meaning can be construed like what you said but as is I find it difficult to eliminate C


I agree with you rthothad....I do not see any change in the meaning with option C

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IMO:

"so as to" basically means.."so that he can"

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Vithal wrote:
IMO:

"so as to" basically means.."so that he can"


But whats the difference between "to travel" "so as to travel" and "so that to travel"??

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New post 17 May 2005, 20:44
When A is gramatically correct - looking at other options is a sin ;-)

I look to the experts for reasoning (if any)

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New post 17 May 2005, 20:50
Since "Without being recognised" is there so "C' is not the right choice.

Would go for 'D'

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OA is D

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(A) it is ...

'So as' is wrong in the GMATLand

Incorrect: He exercises everyday so as to build his stamina
Correct: He exercises everyday so that he could build his stamina
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New post 19 May 2005, 05:07
can someone pls explain the difference between A) and D), beside the fact that "so as to" is not preferred by the testtakers ? thx :-D
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