• Free Veritas GMAT Class
Experience Lesson 1 Live Free

Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

• Free Practice Test & Review
How would you score if you took the GMAT

Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

• 1 Hour Free
BEAT THE GMAT EXCLUSIVE

Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

• 5 Day FREE Trial
Study Smarter, Not Harder

Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

• 5-Day Free Trial
5-day free, full-access trial TTP Quant

Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

• Free Trial & Practice Exam
BEAT THE GMAT EXCLUSIVE

Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

• FREE GMAT Exam
Know how you'd score today for $0 Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • Award-winning private GMAT tutoring Register now and save up to$200

Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

• Get 300+ Practice Questions

Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

• Magoosh
Study with Magoosh GMAT prep

Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

## SC

This topic has 8 member replies
mandeepak Senior | Next Rank: 100 Posts
Joined
18 Jan 2007
Posted:
84 messages
2

#### SC

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

pahwa Community Manager
Joined
27 Feb 2007
Posted:
117 messages
9
Tue Oct 23, 2007 12:52 am
how about E....to consider and to portray are in parallel.

guest Guest
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.

jangojess Master | Next Rank: 500 Posts
Joined
02 Jul 2007
Posted:
175 messages
Followed by:
1 members
15
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

_________________
Trying hard!!!

raulverde Senior | Next Rank: 100 Posts
Joined
16 May 2007
Posted:
91 messages
2
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

Danielle Master | Next Rank: 500 Posts
Joined
09 Oct 2007
Posted:
215 messages
Followed by:
3 members
21
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.

_________________
Verbal Tutor

muks Junior | Next Rank: 30 Posts
Joined
12 Jun 2007
Posted:
14 messages
1
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.

neptune000 Newbie | Next Rank: 10 Posts
Joined
19 Jun 2006
Posted:
4 messages
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!

### Top Member

BTGmoderatorRO Moderator
Joined
30 Aug 2017
Posted:
763 messages
Followed by:
6 members
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.

### Top First Responders*

1 GMATGuruNY 67 first replies
2 Rich.C@EMPOWERgma... 44 first replies
3 Brent@GMATPrepNow 40 first replies
4 Jay@ManhattanReview 25 first replies
5 Terry@ThePrinceto... 10 first replies
* Only counts replies to topics started in last 30 days
See More Top Beat The GMAT Members

### Most Active Experts

1 GMATGuruNY

The Princeton Review Teacher

132 posts
2 Rich.C@EMPOWERgma...

EMPOWERgmat

112 posts
3 Jeff@TargetTestPrep

Target Test Prep

95 posts
4 Scott@TargetTestPrep

Target Test Prep

92 posts
5 Max@Math Revolution

Math Revolution

91 posts
See More Top Beat The GMAT Experts