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# Expalin plz 30. A special Japanese green tea called

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30. A special Japanese green tea called genmai-cha contains brown rice and is considered as a delicacy fit for a gourmet by most Japanese, though it is virtually unavailable outside Yokohama.
(A) A special Japanese green tea called genmai-cha contains brown rice and is considered as a delicacy fit for a gourmet by most Japanese, though it is virtually unavailable outside Yokohama.
(B) Considered to be a delicacy fit for a gourmet by most Japanese, genmai-cha is a special green tea that contains brown rice, virtually unavailable outside Yokohama.
(C) A special Japanese green tea called genmai-cha contains brown rice and is considered a gourmet delicacy by most Japanese, though it is virtually unavailable outside Yokohama.
(D) Most Japanese consider genmai-cha, a special green tea which contains brown rice, as a delicacy virtually unavailable outside Yokohama.
(E) Though virtually unavailable outside Yokohama, most Japanese consider genmai-cha, a special green tea that contains brown rice, a gourmet delicacy.
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14 Oct 2004, 09:59
the idiom is : considered + name
thus, we're left with C and E

It's not E as "most Japanese" can't be "virtually unavailable outside Yokohama"

C it should be
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14 Oct 2004, 11:14
C

even though it is can't be obtained outside of _____, it is still considered a by most japanese as a ...
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14 Oct 2004, 12:50
" consider to be" is a correct usage of the idiom. So by this I wud go with B. please correct me if I am wrong...
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14 Oct 2004, 15:43
I think consider to be and consider + noun are both idioms...

Could someone wise confirm that point plz ?
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14 Oct 2004, 18:20
vote for E

In C, the word "it" could be "a special Japanese green tea", "brown rice", or "a gourmet delicacy."
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14 Oct 2004, 18:22
vote for E

In C, the word "it" could be "a special Japanese green tea", "brown rice", or "a gourmet delicacy."
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14 Oct 2004, 18:48
I'll go for C
"consider + noun" is the proper idiom and most economical use of words in the GMAT. "consider to be" and "consider as" with next to always be wrong. On this basis, A, B and D are out
E is out because it has dangling modifier problem
"Though virtually unavailable outside Yokohama, most Japanese"
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15 Oct 2004, 02:41
Paul wrote:
I'll go for C
"consider + noun" is the proper idiom and most economical use of words in the GMAT. "consider to be" and "consider as" with next to always be wrong. On this basis, A, B and D are out
E is out because it has dangling modifier problem
"Though virtually unavailable outside Yokohama, most Japanese"

Paul, can you plz explain this in your post ""consider to be" and "consider as" with next to always be wrong."
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15 Oct 2004, 05:00
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Bhai, can you plz post your reason?
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(A) A special Japanese green tea called genmai-cha contains brown rice and is considered as a delicacy fit for a gourmet by most Japanese, though it is virtually unavailable outside Yokohama.
this sentence is uneconomical and not clear. delicacy fit for gourmet

(B) Considered to be a delicacy fit for a gourmet by most Japanese, genmai-cha is a special green tea that contains brown rice, virtually unavailable outside Yokohama.
Apart from delicacy fit for gourmet vs gourmet delicacy, this sentence suggest brown rice is virtually unavailable outside Yokohama.

(C) A special Japanese green tea called genmai-cha contains brown rice and is considered a gourmet delicacy by most Japanese, though it is virtually unavailable outside Yokohama.
Fit

(D) Most Japanese consider genmai-cha, a special green tea which contains brown rice, as a delicacy virtually unavailable outside Yokohama.
or brown rice as a delicacy

(E) Though virtually unavailable outside Yokohama, most Japanese consider genmai-cha, a special green tea that contains brown rice, a gourmet delicacy.
Paul explained E
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15 Oct 2004, 10:02
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Paul wrote:
I'll go for C
"consider + noun" is the proper idiom and most economical use of words in the GMAT. "consider to be" and "consider as" with next to always be wrong. On this basis, A, B and D are out
E is out because it has dangling modifier problem
"Though virtually unavailable outside Yokohama, most Japanese"

Paul, can you plz explain this in your post ""consider to be" and "consider as" with next to always be wrong."
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proper idiom is "consider X + noun" when you use it in the sense of "regard as"
ie I consider my dog to be an animal--> wrong, no, no
ie I consider my dog as an animal --> wrong too
ie I consider my dog an animal --> right
Commit this to memory because this is a concept that is almost always tested on the GMAT
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15 Oct 2004, 10:30
Paul,

great explanation!!

proper idiom is "consider X + noun" when you use it in the sense of "regard as"
ie I consider my dog to be an animal--> wrong, no, no
ie I consider my dog as an animal --> wrong too
ie I consider my dog an animal --> right
Commit this to memory because this is a concept that is almost always tested on the GMAT[/quote]
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15 Oct 2004, 21:31
Paul wrote:
I'll go for C
E is out because it has dangling modifier problem
"Though virtually unavailable outside Yokohama, most Japanese"

Yes, Paul, you are right. It has a misplaced modifier problem. I got a lesson.
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22 Oct 2004, 19:15
Very well said, Paul. I think I was wrong, the correct answer is C.

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