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13. Frances Wright's book on America contrasted the republicanism of the United States with what she saw as the aristocratic and corrupt institutions of England.

(A) with what she saw as
(B) with that which she saw to be
(C) to that she saw being
(D) and that which she saw as
(E) and what she saw to be

My confusion is regarding the use of pronoun "she" with a possessive antecedent "Frances Wright's " ?
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30 Jul 2009, 05:43
I have seen some replies of Guru in TM forum that GMAT doesn't emphasis on possessive pronoun usage; As per him there is a question in GMATPrep showing the same.
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30 Jul 2009, 07:50
ya the use of 'she' is making it very confusing...i stick to the current sentence..whats the OA
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30 Jul 2009, 08:17
wow if what the TM says is true then the world just flipped upside down
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30 Jul 2009, 11:10
Well my take is consider it same as 'being', the last resort in the options.
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30 Jul 2009, 11:14
And, IMO A

contrast with is correct idiom.
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I will go with A ..rest of them have she which seems very confusing/one of them have being which is not correct usage and rest are lookig very wordy.

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31 Jul 2009, 23:44
Contrast with is the correct idiom.
C/D/E -out.
B - "that...to be" awkward

A wins.
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29 Aug 2014, 20:42
Frances Wright’s book on America contrasted the republicanism of the United States with what she saw as the aristocratic and corrupt institutions of England.
(A) with what she saw as
(B) with that which she saw to be
(C) to that she saw being
(D) and that which she saw as
(E) and what she saw to be

Source : official gmat test paper ( test code 31)

Hi E-gmat team,

Below is my approach for this question:

(A) with what she saw as

(B) with that which she saw to be
'with that which ' is an awkward construction.

(C) to that she saw being
Usage of 'Being' is incorrect here.

(D) and that which she saw as
As per our concept file, 'contrasted with' and 'contrasted to' are correct idioms. so we can eliminate D.

(E) and what she saw to be
Same as D.

After eliminating all other answer choices , we are left with 'A' .but i am not clear with the usage of 'as' in option A.

As per our concept file, AS has 4 types of usage:

function
comparision
reason
Simultaneous action

but the usage of AS in this option doesn't fit in any of the types.

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04 Sep 2014, 11:57
Hi Rajan,

I would say "as" in this sentence acts as an adverb as it modifies the verb "saw". What Wright saw as? She saw something as "the aristocratic and corrupt institutions of England".

IMHO, since the meaning of the sentence is absolutely clear, we can also solve this problem without actually getting into the grammatical aspect of the usage of "as" in this one.

Hope this helps.
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