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Frances Perkins’ investigations

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Frances Perkins’ investigations

by Mayur Sand » Thu Jul 23, 2009 6:43 pm
So dogged were Frances Perkins’ investigations of the garment industry, and her lobbying for wage and hour reform was persistent, Alfred E. Smith and Franklin D. Roosevelt recruited Perkins to work within the government, rather than as a social worker.

A. and her lobbying for wage and hour reform was persistent,
B. and lobbying for wage and hour reform was persistent, so that
C. her lobbying for wage and hour reform persistent, that
D. lobbying for wage and hour reform was so persistent,
E. so persistent her lobbying for wage and hour reform, that


i went for C but OA is E

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by dumb.doofus » Thu Jul 23, 2009 6:47 pm
Please read possessive pronoun usage.

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by karmayogi » Thu Jul 23, 2009 8:22 pm
Does that mean 'So X, so Y, that Z' is correct sentence structure?

Consequently, is "So X, so Y, so Z, that A" also correct?
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by kamalsinghy » Thu Jul 23, 2009 8:33 pm
@karmayogi,

I think so.

Idiom is "so X that Y"-> Here X is inverted. So as per the question,

FP's investigations of GI were so dogged, her(agree with possessive FP's) lobbying for wage and hour reform (was) persistent, that blah blah.

Here, "so X, so Y, so Z, that M" is correct(Parallelism). Ideally, there should be 'and' with the last "so Z" but I have seen some GMAT questions in which they maintain parallelism but avoid using 'and' if there is no ambiguity.

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by karmayogi » Thu Jul 23, 2009 9:57 pm
kamalsinghy wrote:@karmayogi,

I think so.

Idiom is "so X that Y"-> Here X is inverted. So as per the question,

FP's investigations of GI were so dogged, her(agree with possessive FP's) lobbying for wage and hour reform (was) persistent, that blah blah.

Here, "so X, so Y, so Z, that M" is correct(Parallelism). Ideally, there should be 'and' with the last "so Z" but I have seen some GMAT questions in which they maintain parallelism but avoid using 'and' if there is no ambiguity.
Thanks for response. Do you remember where you have seen such questions?
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by fibbonnaci » Mon Mar 22, 2010 6:23 am
hey dont u think you need a verb in E? Had the sentence been:

so persistent was her lobbying for wage and hour reform, that

then i would have found this correct. But the absence of the verb makes this statement a dependent clause. Remember conjunctions connect 2 independent clauses.

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by tomada » Mon Mar 22, 2010 7:26 am
If anyone is interested, I found a relevant discussion thread - https://www.manhattangmat.com/forums/sc- ... t1777.html

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by tanviet » Tue Mar 23, 2010 12:58 am
very hard question. I choose correct one but spent too long time

we need "that" so, A and D are out

"so" in B is redundant. B is out

between C and E

we make illipsis possible(cut off "was"), we need the second phrase parallel to first phrase, so E is left



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by arora007 » Mon Jul 26, 2010 11:08 pm
even for me it was either C or E, question

and now after reading E, i feel C defied parallelism. I should have picked E
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by kvcpk » Tue Jul 27, 2010 12:28 am
Very tricky one.. I was about to eliminate ",that" because its almost always wrong.
But realsied that "So X that Y" makes sense here.

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by ashish2104 » Tue Jul 27, 2010 1:03 am
Yeps, I would agree with everyone that this was indeed a tricky one. Did not know the usage of So w, So x ,So y That z exists. Well now i know.

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by Optimus Prime » Sat Sep 18, 2010 10:33 am
I am a little confused here

If we need to maintain some kind of parallelism, then why is it not in the form of "SO X & SO Y THAT"

Even if we can do without the conjunction 'AND' why do we need a comma after "SO Y". Why can't the sentence be in the form "So X,So Y THAT".

The construction "SO X, So y,THAT Z" makes "SO Y" seem like a modifier.But it does not really act as a modifier.Does it?


Ron, could u pls explain

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by ankurmit » Sun Sep 19, 2010 7:18 am
I got this one right.

Correct idiom is So X so Y that Z
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by lunarpower » Tue Sep 21, 2010 3:41 am
is this an official problem, from the modern (i.e., GMAT PREP or OG) GMAT questions?

i've seen this sort of construction before, but i'd like confirmation that this problem is official (and from the aforementioned recent sources) before passing any judgment on it.
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by Optimus Prime » Tue Sep 21, 2010 3:55 am
The problem is from GMAT PREP