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# Unlike a hurricane, which can be observed from within, a

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Unlike a hurricane, which can be observed from within, a tornado is so small that such a study has not been practical.

(A) that such a study has not been practical
(B) that studying it that way has not been impractical
(C) for such studies as this to have been impractical
(D) as to not make such a study practical
(E) as to be impractical of study

Hi guys. This question was posted before, but i cannot understand what's wrong with E.... "Unlike a hurricane, .... , a tornado is so small as to be impractical of study" seems good to me .... help pls... Thanks

Originally posted by GMATPIPO on 25 Dec 2004, 18:13.
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16 Oct 2007, 13:01
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Unlike a hurricane, which can be observed from within, a tornado is so small that such a study has not been practical.
(A) that such a study has not been practical
(B) that studying it that way has not been impractical
(C) for such studies as this to have been impractical
(D) as to not make such a study practical
(E) as to be impractical of study

I would specifically like to know whether "so X that Y" is preferred to "so X as to Y" in many instances. I could not access a previous post by Paul on this as it was deleted.

http://www.gmatclub.com/forum/t12402 is where you had posted the link for the usage of "so X that Y" and its preference to "so X as to Y" in many instances.
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16 Oct 2007, 13:54
eyunni wrote:
Unlike a hurricane, which can be observed from within, a tornado is so small that such a study has not been practical.
(A) that such a study has not been practical
(B) that studying it that way has not been impractical
(C) for such studies as this to have been impractical
(D) as to not make such a study practical
(E) as to be impractical of study

I would specifically like to know whether "so X that Y" is preferred to "so X as to Y" in many instances. I could not access a previous post by Paul on this as it was deleted.

http://www.gmatclub.com/forum/t12402 is where you had posted the link for the usage of "so X that Y" and its preference to "so X as to Y" in many instances.

I would go for A,

tornado is so small........either we can use that or as to be Y(where Y must be about tornado NOT study)

B- changes the meaning
D- would be correct to say "as to make such a study impractical"
E- "impractical of study" unidiomatic.
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16 Oct 2007, 14:42
i am confused.

I am debating between A and E now.

According to my researsh if there is an adjective after so you have to use that,

I take E back and put A. E sounds awkward with my new found discovery.
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Updated on: 16 Oct 2007, 15:22
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Her story is so amazing as to be unbelievable
Her story is so amazing that we find it hard to believe.

Both are correct.

thus, so X as to be Y , where Y is an adjective-----> correct
so X that Y, where Y is a clause.-------> correct

Originally posted by IrinaOK on 16 Oct 2007, 15:09.
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17 Oct 2007, 10:26
eyunni wrote:
Unlike a hurricane, which can be observed from within, a tornado is so small that such a study has not been practical.
(A) that such a study has not been practical
(B) that studying it that way has not been impractical
(C) for such studies as this to have been impractical
(D) as to not make such a study practical
(E) as to be impractical of study

I would specifically like to know whether "so X that Y" is preferred to "so X as to Y" in many instances. I could not access a previous post by Paul on this as it was deleted.

http://www.gmatclub.com/forum/t12402 is where you had posted the link for the usage of "so X that Y" and its preference to "so X as to Y" in many instances.

So X as to Y and X Enough to Y. These are similar, not so x that y.

So X as to Y indicates a case of extremity. The case X is so extreme that Y results.

X Enough to Y: when X is the criteria by which an ability to achieve Y is measured.

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18 Oct 2007, 17:41
GMATBLACKBELT wrote:
eyunni wrote:
Unlike a hurricane, which can be observed from within, a tornado is so small that such a study has not been practical.
(A) that such a study has not been practical
(B) that studying it that way has not been impractical
(C) for such studies as this to have been impractical
(D) as to not make such a study practical
(E) as to be impractical of study

I would specifically like to know whether "so X that Y" is preferred to "so X as to Y" in many instances. I could not access a previous post by Paul on this as it was deleted.

http://www.gmatclub.com/forum/t12402 is where you had posted the link for the usage of "so X that Y" and its preference to "so X as to Y" in many instances.

So X as to Y and X Enough to Y. These are similar, not so x that y.

So X as to Y indicates a case of extremity. The case X is so extreme that Y results.

X Enough to Y: when X is the criteria by which an ability to achieve Y is measured.

Good Explanation...yes, the answer is A....you need "so...that...." in this question.

didn't know about the "so X enough to Y", got to write this one down to memorize it, thanks....
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31 Aug 2013, 23:30
Unlike a hurricane, which can be observed from within, a tornado is so small [u]that such a study has not been practical[/u].

(A) that such a study has not been practical
(B) that studying it that way has not been impractical
(C) for such studies as this to have been impractical
(D) as to not make such a study practical
(E) as to be impractical of study

Hi Guys,
why E is wring ?
"which...within " is a modifier, so if i remove it.. what does such refer to in A ??
thanks
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Updated on: 01 Sep 2013, 00:52
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Unlike a hurricane, which can be observed from within, a tornado is so small [u]that such a study has not been practical.[/u]

(A) that such a study has not been practical
(B) that studying it that way has not been impractical
(C) for such studies as this to have been impractical
(D) as to not make such a study practical
(E) as to be impractical of study

Hi Guys,
why is wring ?
"which...within " is a modifier, so if i remove it.. what does such refer to in A ??
thanks
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Originally posted by 2013gmat on 01 Sep 2013, 00:43.
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01 Sep 2013, 03:14
Focus on the meaning of the sentence. The sentence is talking about Hurricane and Tornado. The use of "Unlike" shows a dissimilarity.

A is correct ( notice this has the right idiom "so that"
B Incorrect "it" could refer to hurricane or Tornado
C This is awkward phrasing

D and E have incorrect usage of "as"

as-vs-like-correct-and-incorrect-usages-133950.html

Hope it helps!
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18 Oct 2013, 05:24
GMATPIPO wrote:
Unlike a hurricane, which can be observed from within, a tornado is so small that such a study has not been practical.

(A) that such a study has not been practical
(B) that studying it that way has not been impractical
Â© for such studies as this to have been impractical
(D) as to not make such a study practical
(E) as to be impractical of study

What's the OA for this one? Is it A or D?
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26 Feb 2014, 14:31
brugopal wrote:
Is it A? :/

Looks like "so small that" is correct. Can anyone please confirm?

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Brindha

Agree but we need some OA's here!!

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19 Jun 2017, 08:58
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19 Jun 2017, 10:38
Unlike a hurricane, which can be observed from within, a tornado is so small that such a study has not been practical.

The quick choices must be made between so small must be followed by either that, for or as

Meaning
Hurricanes can be observed from within but tornadoes cannot be observed from within because tornadoes are so small and the study of tornadoes are not practical due to its magnitude

Options D is eliminated as the usage not make implies someone voluntarily making the study impractical
Option E meaning is unclear. It implies the tornadoes themselves makes the study impossible by making it small

Between option A and B
Option A supplies the clear meaning that the magnitude of tornado is so small that makes the study not practical

(A) that such a study has not been practical Correct
(B) that studying it that way has not been impractical
Â© for such studies as this to have been impractical Awkward construction
(D) as to not make such a study practical
(E) as to be impractical of study
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A is not acceptable on grounds of tense as for universal phenomena, one has to use present tense rather than present perfect. At best, D is somewhat Ok
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11 Apr 2018, 00:19
I believe that the terms "has not been" used in option A imply that the study though not practical presently, may be so in the future. In option D, it is clearly indicated that such a study is not practical and will continue to remain that way in the future. Thus option D provides us with a more clear picture as compared to option A.

Can someone explain the flaw in my reasoning?
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11 Apr 2018, 02:38
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GMATPIPO wrote:
Unlike a hurricane, which can be observed from within, a tornado is so small that such a study has not been practical.

(A) that such a study has not been practical
(B) that studying it that way has not been impractical
(C) for such studies as this to have been impractical
(D) as to not make such a study practical
(E) as to be impractical of study

Hi guys. This question was posted before, but i cannot understand what's wrong with E.... "Unlike a hurricane, .... , a tornado is so small as to be impractical of study" seems good to me .... help pls... Thanks

in d, "to not make" is wrong. it must be "not to make".
if a is correct "such a" can refer to an previous idea/clause. is that right?
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11 Apr 2018, 12:22
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thangvietnam wrote:
in d, "to not make" is wrong. it must be "not to make".
if a is correct "such a" can refer to an previous idea/clause. is that right?

Hello thangvietnam,

Choice A indeed is the correct answer choice. And yes, such a study can refer to an idea in the preceding clause because multiple clauses that make one sentence carry relevant information.

Hope this helps.
Thanks.
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11 Apr 2018, 20:26
egmat wrote:
thangvietnam wrote:
in d, "to not make" is wrong. it must be "not to make".
if a is correct "such a" can refer to an previous idea/clause. is that right?

Hello thangvietnam,

Choice A indeed is the correct answer choice. And yes, such a study can refer to an idea in the preceding clause because multiple clauses that make one sentence carry relevant information.

Hope this helps.
Thanks.

what i want to say is that " such a study " can refer to an idea in preceding clause and a noun in preceding clause

I take the study of gmat ;such study is good to my english.

is also a correct sentence. is that right?
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