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Post Mon Oct 22, 2007 10:14 pm
George Sand (Aurore Lucile Dupin) was one of the first European writers to consider the rural poor to be legitimate subjects for literature and portray these with sympathy and respect in her novels.
(A) to be legitimate subjects for literature and portray these
(B) should be legitimate subjects for literature and portray these
(C) as being legitimate subjects for literature and portraying them.
(D) as if they were legitimate subjects for literature and portray them
(E) legitimate subjects for literature and to portray them

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Post Tue Oct 30, 2007 5:45 am
I m confused b/w A & E.
I think its A b'coz "consider" is used so we should use subjunctive form.

Let me know if i am wrong.

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Post Tue Oct 30, 2007 5:57 am
muks!

A cant be right, ppl cant be associated with THESE.. E is the answer IMO! is parallel as well!

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Post Wed Dec 06, 2017 2:33 am
Option A.
'these' to refer to people is totally wrong.Thus, this option is incorrect.

Option B.
This option suffers the same fate as option A.Therefore, incorrect.

Option C.
'as being' it makes the option too wordy thus the option is incorrect.

Option D.
'as if they were' this is an invalid statement here and does not need to be included since it is a consideration by a writer.

Option E. This is the correct answer as it correct explains the mind of the writer in a concise and simple way without being wordy.

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Post Wed Oct 24, 2007 8:36 am
D could never be right because 'as if' is saying the X is not Y, it's as ifX is Y. In this case, the poor ARE legitimate subjects -- it's not a comparison. It's not as if they are, they simply are.

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Post Wed Oct 24, 2007 6:13 am
Here is a more formulaic answer.
The correct idiom is Consider X Y....
not Consider X to be Y

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Post Tue Oct 23, 2007 9:12 pm
here the idiom for consider is tested...consider shld always follow by a noun no verbs nothing shld come in b/w...So ans is E

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Post Tue Oct 23, 2007 9:40 am
This is what holding me back while preparing for GMAT Sentence correction.

Here you chose E because of a parallel?? I can't apply these rules

First the author is talking about rural people and people should be refered with them.

Second being in GMAT is wrong.

Hence we are left with D & E.

E does not make any sense if one says "to consider the rural people legitimate subjects".

Hence I will go with D.

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Post Tue Oct 23, 2007 12:52 am
how about E....to consider and to portray are in parallel.

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