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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
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C. to be
D. of as
E. it is

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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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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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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.


i choose d and wrong
"think of something as something"
is idiom
there is no "think of something as+adjective"

this question test a basic idiom , which is seldom used. hard one.
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thangvietnam,

Yes, we can use "think of X as (noun)," but I can't think of a case where "think of X as (adjective)" is useful. It would be easier just to say "think X is (adjective."

The noun form is used when we want someone to look at something a different way:

Person 1: "Thanks for paying for dinner, but you didn't have to do that."
Person 2: "Think of it as an early birthday present."
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sidvish wrote:
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.


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