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Consider To Be [#permalink] New post 29 May 2004, 03:04
Critics of the trend toward privately operated prisons consider corrections facilities to be an integral part of the criminal justice system and question if profits should be made from incarceration.
(A) to be an integral part of the criminal justice system and question if
(B) as an integral part of the criminal justice system and they question if
(C) as being an integral part of the criminal justice system and question whether
(D) an integral part of the criminal justice system and question Whether
(E) are an integral part of the criminal justice system, and they question whether

This SC is from OG question #65, Page711. The correct answer is D.

Q: If the answer choice A were to be modified so that it ends with 'whether' rather than 'if', then do you think Choice A would be a correct answer choice?

OG Explanation :
When consider means "regard as," as it does in this sentence, its object should be followed immediately by the phrase that identifies or describes that object. Thus, to be in A, as in B, and as being in C produce unidiomatic constructions in the context of the sentence.

In other words is 'Consider to be' Idiomatic & Correct Usage in GMAT Land ?

Thank you in advance.
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 [#permalink] New post 29 May 2004, 12:44
Yes, Consider + to be is unidiomatic.

Please refer to the list of idioms for more help. Idioms are in the verbal lessons forum
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 [#permalink] New post 30 May 2004, 04:24
Thanks Praetorian.
Some grammar references argue that 'Consider To be' is not grammatically incorrect. I am more concerned with its acceptance in the GMAT Land.
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 [#permalink] New post 30 May 2004, 06:07
Just to let you know that in GMATland, "considered to be" will next to always be wrong. "consider + noun" is right form.
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 [#permalink] New post 31 May 2004, 10:18
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is this concept clear now?

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 [#permalink] New post 08 Jun 2004, 04:48
Yes It Is.

Thanks Paul & Praet.
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