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Although quite powerful in his time, the 16th century

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Although quite powerful in his time, the 16th century [#permalink] New post 29 Aug 2008, 10:39
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Although quite powerful in his time, the 16th century Russian czar Ivan the Terrible seems to us as a remote and barely visible historical figure.


* to us as a remote and barely visible historical figure
* to us to be as a remote and barely visible figure of history
* to us a remote and barely visible figure of history
* to us a remote and barely visible historical figure
* to us to be a remote and barely visible historical figure
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Last edited by Zarrolou on 09 Aug 2013, 10:16, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: SC-Russian Czar [#permalink] New post 29 Aug 2008, 10:52
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Although quite powerful in his time, the 16th century Russian czar Ivan the Terrible seems to us as a remote and barely visible historical figure.


* to us as a remote and barely visible historical figure
* to us to be as a remote and barely visible figure of history
* to us a remote and barely visible figure of history
* to us a remote and barely visible historical figure
* to us to be a remote and barely visible historical figure


I had tough time selecting between D and E

Finally went with D.
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Re: SC-Russian Czar [#permalink] New post 29 Aug 2008, 11:19
Yes. You are right

OA is D

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Re: SC-Russian Czar [#permalink] New post 29 Aug 2008, 13:41
D

I didn't like the 'to us to be' in E

A,B,C were equally weak-sauce
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Re: Although quite powerful in his time, the 16th century [#permalink] New post 09 Aug 2013, 10:03
D is correct here.
in E The words "to be" are redundant and unnecessary.
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Re: Although quite powerful in his time, the 16th century [#permalink] New post 03 Sep 2013, 13:10
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2013gmat wrote:
Although quite powerful in his time, the 16th century Russian czar Ivan the Terrible seems to us as a remote and barely visible historical figure.
to us as a remote and barely visible historical figure
to us to be as a remote and barely visible figure of history
to us a remote and barely visible figure of history
to us a remote and barely visible historical figure
to us to be a remote and barely visible historical figure

Can you please explain the difference between "seems to" and "seems to be" ?
thanks :lol:


Hi 2013gmat.

Although quite powerful in his time, the 16th century Russian czar Ivan the Terrible seems to us as a remote and barely visible historical figure.

* to us as a remote and barely visible historical figure
Wrong. SEEMS + AS --> wrong idiom. ("SEEM AS IF" is ok)

* to us to be as a remote and barely visible figure of history
Wrong. SEEM + TO BE + AS --> wrong idiom

* to us a remote and barely visible figure of history
Wrong. Change meaning. "figure of history" differs from "historical figure".

* to us a remote and barely visible historical figure
Correct. Idiom: SEEMS TO X Y (without AS; like "Consider X Y)

* to us to be a remote and barely visible historical figure[/quote]
Wrong. "SEEM + TO BE + noun" is suspect. (Please note: I don NOT say it's wrong) Why? Because "to be" means "in the future", thus the meaning is like "X seems to us to be Y" <-- At this moment, X does not seem like Y, but will be Y in the future. The meaning is vague.

Hope it helps.
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