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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, 17:13.
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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

Please explain your answer.
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.

Paul, can you please re-post the link here?
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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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, 14:09.
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Paul 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


There is a lot we can do with meaning on this question. The question is setting up a comparison between how hurricanes and tornadoes can be studied. Hurricanes can be studied from within but tornadoes cannot. Let's go over each answer choice.

A - "such a study" refers us back to how hurricanes are studied from within and how this type of internal study is not practical with tornadoes - CORRECT
B - "has not been impractical" brings in a double negative, changing the meaning to say that we CAN study tornadoes from within - INCORRECT
C - "so small for" is not idiomatic, "such studies as this" does not necessarily refer back to the internal studies done in hurricanes, "to have been impractical" is awkward phrasing - INCORRECT
D - "not make such a study practical" is unclear wording and not preferred ("not make practical" is weak/unclear wording, "impractical" is strong/clear wording) - INCORRECT
E - uses the stronger "impractical" wording, however the meaning changes in this answer; the original intent was that tornadoes could not be studied FROM WITHIN, but this wording suggests that tornadoes cannot be studied AT ALL - INCORRECT

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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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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,

Your analysis about Choice D is correct.

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. :-)
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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,

Your analysis about Choice D is correct.

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.
Shraddha



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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thangvietnam wrote:


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?



Hello thangvietnam,

Well, the idea that you want to get validated is correct. And I said the same in my previous post as well.


Hope this helps. :-)
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