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Consumers may not think of household cleaning products to be hazardous substances, but many of them can be harmful to health, especially if they are used improperly.
(A) Consumers may not think of household cleaning products to be
(B) Consumers may not think of household cleaning products being
(C) A consumer may not think of their household cleaning products being
(D) A consumer may not think of household cleaning products as
(E) Household cleaning products may not be thought of, by consumers, as
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13 Jul 2012, 00:05
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Consumers may not think of household cleaning products to be hazardous substances, but many of them can be harmful to health, especially if they are used improperly.
(A) Consumers may not think of household cleaning products to be
(B) Consumers may not think of household cleaning products being
(C) A consumer may not think of their household cleaning products being
(D) A consumer may not think of household cleaning products as
(E) Household cleaning products may not be thought of, by consumers, as

My doubt is whether using "A consumer" instead of "consumers" changes the meaning?
the original sentence says consumers which implies porbably more than one consumer.

where as the OA has A consumer.
Can anyone clarify this doubt?
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@maybeam: The use of 'a consumer' is generic and does not refer to one consumer but to all consumers. Therefore, the difference between 'consumers' and 'consumer' is moot. The correct idiom is 'think AS.' Just like that we can home in on answer choice (D).

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01 Dec 2012, 05:57
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@maybeam: The use of 'a consumer' is generic and does not refer to one consumer but to all consumers. Therefore, the difference between 'consumers' and 'consumer' is moot. The correct idiom is 'think AS.' Just like that we can home in on answer choice (D).

Hope that helps .

Hi Chris,
Here's how I eliminated the choices as I wasn't sure about the idiom: Think of X AS Y

(A) Consumers may not think of household cleaning products to be

them and they in the 2nd part may refer to consumers or products

(B) Consumers may not think of household cleaning products being

them and they in the 2nd part may refer to consumers or products

(C) A consumer may not think of their household cleaning products being

their is the wrong pronoun to refer to consumer

(D) A consumer may not think of household cleaning products as

them and they can only refer to products now so correct
(E) Household cleaning products may not be thought of, by consumers, as

them and they in the 2nd part may refer to consumers or products

Please let me know if my reasoning is correct.
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How only in (D) them and they are correctly referred to products. Is there any pronoun rule of reference ?
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