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prep question

by jamesk486 » Wed May 16, 2007 3:49 pm
When first introduced into North America, the tomato was regarded that it was poisonous and was planted only as an ornament.
A.
B. considerd to be poisonous
C. regarded as being poison
D. considered poisonous
E. regarded to be poisonous

is "considered to be" and "regarded to be" incorrect in general, or only in this context??

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by 800guy » Wed May 16, 2007 3:55 pm
"to be" is redundant--it's generally not necessary to include for a gramatically correct phrase.

is the answer d?

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Re: prep question

by jayhawk2001 » Wed May 16, 2007 6:26 pm
jamesk486 wrote:When first introduced into North America, the tomato was regarded that it was poisonous and was planted only as an ornament.
A.
B. considerd to be poisonous
C. regarded as being poison
D. considered poisonous
E. regarded to be poisonous

is "considered to be" and "regarded to be" incorrect in general, or only in this context??
Both "considered to be" and "considered as" are incorrect idioms.
"Considered" (without as or to be) is the correct form.

D for me as well.

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by 800GMAT » Mon May 21, 2007 1:35 pm
consider x y is the correct idiom

Hence D

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by mankey » Tue Sep 20, 2011 1:15 am
Can someone provide OA for this one?

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by mad2011 » Tue Sep 20, 2011 2:31 am
Even if we don't look at grammar
considered poisonous conveys the message and all other are wordy and awkward

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by gunjan1208 » Tue Sep 20, 2011 4:22 am

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by GmatKiss » Tue Sep 20, 2011 4:53 am
jamesk486 wrote:When first introduced into North America, the tomato was regarded that it was poisonous and was planted only as an ornament.
A.
B. considerd to be poisonous
C. regarded as being poison
D. considered poisonous
E. regarded to be poisonous

IMO:D

is "considered to be" and "regarded to be" incorrect in general, or only in this context??
You regard X as Y
You consider X Y

So, "regarded as poisonous" is also correct!

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by gmatblood » Tue Sep 20, 2011 5:18 am
Thank you GK for the wonderful explanation :D

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by aspirant2011 » Tue Sep 20, 2011 6:01 am
Considered to be is not always wrong