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    Multiple Choice?

    Alaska is a very large state with very few people, .......... that, on average, only 0.42 people live on every square kilometre.

    A) as
    B) less
    C) enough
    D) such
    E) fewer

    Could you please explain why if possible?

    Thanks...

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    #2

    Re: Multiple Choice?

    Why don't you use "as such"


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    Re: Multiple Choice?

    I haven't got any sufficent answer yet...
    Please help me...

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    Re: Multiple Choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by SeRCaN View Post
    Alaska is a very large state with very few people, .......... that, on average, only 0.42 people live on every square kilometre.

    A) as
    B) less
    C) enough
    D) such
    E) fewer

    Could you please explain why if possible?

    Thanks...

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    A, B, C, and E are wrong.

    I'd normally ask you to try to solve this sort of thing first; but in this case I don't want to encourage this use of 'such that'!

    In maths/physics questions, it's common to use 'such that' to start a specification [with the meaning 'of such a kind that']: "ABCD is a square such that A and B form the base of an equilateral triangle ABE."

    In your example, the same meaning could apply: 'Alaska is a ... state of such a kind that....' But as you've already said it's sparsely populated, your sentence needs some other expression or punctuation to announce that the rest of the sentence gives evidence of that sparseness. You're not giving the specifications of Alaska, you're giving figures to support the statement that it's a very large state with very few people. I'd use a simple colon:


    Alaska is a very large state with very few people: on average, only 0.42 people live on every square kilometre.

    But if you're looking for an answer to the multiple choice question, I'm afraid it has to be D.

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    Re: Multiple Choice?

    thank you very much

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    Re: Multiple Choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by aous02 View Post
    Why don't you use "as such"
    aous02, that was not one of the options given by the poster.

    Please be reminded, you are welcome to reply to posts as long as your response contributes to the poster's questions. If you do not know the answer, please refrain from replying.

    Moreover, if you are not a teacher you need to state that in each thread you post in.

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