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Saffir-Simpson Hurricane

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    The category 1 to 5 rating known as the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale provides an estimate of a hurricane’s potential of destroying or damaging property, and is primarily determined from wind speed; a category 5 storm has wind speeds so high as to blow away small buildings, completely destroy mobile homes, and cause severe window and door damage.

    A

    B to destroy or damage property, and is primarily determined from wind speed; a category 5 storm has wind speeds high enough

    C of destroying or damaging property, and is primarily determined by wind speed; a category 5 storm has wind speeds so high as

    D to destroy or damage property, and is primarily determined by wind speed; a category 5 storm has wind speeds high enough

    E to destroy or damage property, and is primarily determined by wind speed; a category 5 storm has wind speeds so high as


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    Post Mon Sep 07, 2009 2:46 pm
    IMO D.

    To destroy is the correct usage.

    determined by is correct usage.

    high enough is correct usage.

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    Post Mon Sep 07, 2009 3:31 pm
    agree with tom on "determined by" and "potential to destroy", but i think the idiom is: so X as to Y, so go with E: so high as to blow away...

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    Post Mon Sep 07, 2009 5:18 pm
    Do we know what the OA is? I'd be interested to see what the correct usage is.

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    Post Mon Sep 07, 2009 5:44 pm
    My answer was D but OA is E.

    I had read somewhere that "so as to" is always wrong.
    But as per the OE, it is correct. "Enough as to" is also not wrong. I am unable to understand the difference. Source is MGMAT Test. Below is the OE. Please explain it to me if you are able to understand this.

    The idiom “high enough to blow away small buildings” changes the original meaning; it conveys that wind speeds are the criteria by which one measures the ability to blow away small houses. The idiom "so x as to y" is required instead to match the original meaning: that characteristic x (the wind speed) is so extreme in the particular case (a category 5 storm) that y results (small houses are blown away).

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    Post Tue Sep 08, 2009 2:38 am
    Can some one explain how it can be E??

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    Post Tue Sep 08, 2009 10:13 am
    For Info: as per Manhattan..
    so X as to Y is a correct idiom

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    Post Tue Sep 08, 2009 8:38 pm
    svishal1123 wrote:
    ...
    I had read somewhere that "so as to" is always wrong.
    ...
    "so as to" is wrong. "so <adjective> as to" is not wrong.

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    Post Tue Sep 19, 2017 6:28 am
    OE :

    When referring to y as the potential outcome of x, the correct idiom is “x’s potential to y.” This
    sentence incorrectly phrases the idiom as “a hurricane’s potential of destroying or damaging.” When
    referring to the use of y to determine x, the correct idiom is “x is determined by y.” This sentence
    incorrectly phrases the idiom as “potential … is determined from wind speeds.” Finally, there is a
    subtle distinction between the idiom "so x as to y" and “x is enough to y.” The original sentence uses
    the idiom "so x as to y" to indicate that characteristic x is so extreme in the particular case that y
    results. In contrast, the idiom "x is enough to y" is used when x is the criteria by which an ability to
    achieve y is measured. Thus, if a sentence stated that "a category 5 storm has wind speeds high
    enough to blow away small buildings," this would convey a different meaning: that wind speeds are
    the criteria by which one measures the ability to blow away small houses.

    (A) This choice is incorrect as it repeats the original sentence.

    (B) When referring to the use of y to determine x, the correct idiom is “x is determined by y.” This
    sentence incorrectly phrases the idiom as “potential … is determined from wind speeds.” The change
    from the original idiom "wind speeds so high as to..." to the idiom presented in this sentence “high
    enough to...” changes the original meaning of the sentence; it conveys that wind speeds are the
    criteria by which one measures the ability to blow away small houses. The idiom "so x as to y" is
    required instead to match the original meaning: that characteristic x (the wind speed) is so extreme in
    the particular case (a category 5 storm) that y results (small houses are blown away).

    (C) When referring to y as the potential outcome of x, the correct idiom is “x’s potential to y.” This
    sentence incorrectly phrases the idiom as “a hurricane’s potential of destroying or damaging.”

    (D) The idiom “high enough to blow away small buildings” changes the original meaning; it conveys
    that wind speeds are the criteria by which one measures the ability to blow away small houses. The
    idiom "so x as to y" is required instead to match the original meaning: that characteristic x (the wind
    speed) is so extreme in the particular case (a category 5 storm) that y results (small houses are blown
    away).

    (E) CORRECT. All idioms in the sentence are used correctly.

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