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Any one please guide me..

In 1996 Economy of Indonesia gew so large enough that it equals that of Germany.

Isn't "so large enough" awkward ? I think "large enough" serves the purpose..

Which of the following are correct...Please let me know what are the correct answers, even if they are awkward construction...

0> so large enough that it equals.
equals is wrong, right ?

1> so large enough that it equalled
Seems correct to me.. But a bit awakward, right ?

2> so large enough as to equal
Seems correct to me..

3> so large that it equalled
Seems correct to me..

4> large enough to equal that
Seems correct to me..
thanks you ,
Sharad
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Hello Sharad

I think the expressions "so large enough as to .." and "so large enough that" are redundant. I would say one of the three below.
(1) In 1996, the economy of Indonesia grew so large that it equaled that of Germany.
(2) In 1996, the economy of Indonesia grew as large as (to equal) that of Germany.
(3) In 1996, the economy of Indonesia grew enough to equal that of Germany.

paco

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Hi Paco2004,

Thank you .. But are "So large enough .. as to" and "so large enough ... that " awkward to use ? Are they idiomatically wrong ??

thanks,
Sharad

It sounds awkward. It has grown so much that it equals..... sounds better in my opinion. Enough denotes a minimum where there is more (as opposed to "exactly"), and equals means "exactly" in this context. So, there is a bit of a contradiction in saying enough and equal about the same thing.
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