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A recent poll of elected officials suggests that candidates, when in the midst of a tough campaign, often make statements about an opponent that they may not think is true.

A. is
B. are
C. to be
D. of as
E. it is

Came across an interesting SC that tempted my 'ear' and successfully took me away from my trusted process of breaking down the structure of a sentence. Good official question, testing the temptation of colloquialism in short, tricky SCs. Let me know what you guys think is the answer, and WHY.
[Reveal] Spoiler: OA

Last edited by dentobizz on 16 Oct 2013, 04:56, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Watch out for colloquialisms in SC [#permalink] New post 16 Oct 2013, 04:54
Nice question,caught b/w B and C. Initially My ear led me to believe that option C is correct but when you read again 'statements about an opponent that they may not think are true' is better than 'statements about an opponent that they may not think to be true'
IMO the word think changes it because you usually find think being paired up with 'that' not 'to be'.
'To be' would work if the question said 'often make statements about an opponent that may not be true'
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Re: A recent poll of elected officials suggests that [#permalink] New post 16 Oct 2013, 10:53
Good question. Tricky!

B it is.

I got caught between B and C. Colloquialism tempted me to choose C. But after analyzing a bit more I figured that since we are talking about 'statements about an opponent that they may not think', it has to be 'are'.B is the clear cut winner ;)

A, D and E are incorrect.
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Re: A recent poll of elected officials suggests that [#permalink] New post 16 Oct 2013, 14:37
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