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# Joseph Brant - ally

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08 Dec 2005, 11:50
20. Legend has it that when the Mohawk Joseph Brant was presented to George III in 1776, he proudly refused to kiss the Kingâ€™s hand, inasmuch as he regarded himself an ally, not a subject.

a. as he regarded himself an ally, not
b. that he regarded himself to be an ally rather than
c. as he considered himself an ally, not
d. that he considered himself to be ally instead of
e. as he considered himself as an ally rather than

FYI - The question has been discussed in this forum thrice (I think) before, everytime with slightly altered answer options.

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08 Dec 2005, 12:07
C.

inasmuch as is the idiom I guess.

Also considered is more appropriate than regarded
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08 Dec 2005, 12:34
what about E? that keeps the idiom consistent and also uses considered...
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08 Dec 2005, 14:07
I also think C should be it.

What is the OA?
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08 Dec 2005, 21:23
(C) for the following:

1. in as much as.... is idiomatic
2. conveys the same point as E, but with far fewer words.
3. regarded in A must be followed by as...
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08 Dec 2005, 21:25
ArashKhurana wrote:
what about E? that keeps the idiom consistent and also uses considered...

C is correct. in as much as is correct.
D is incorrect since the correct isiom is "considered" not "considered as or to".
A. regarded is not correct but cosidered is. one doesnot regard him/her self but cosiders....
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09 Dec 2005, 06:13
Hey Himalaya- my issue is not with rest of the options, only with E. What's wrong with E?

You explained the rest but left the explanation for E...
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09 Dec 2005, 06:59
ArashKhurana wrote:
Hey Himalaya- my issue is not with rest of the options, only with E. What's wrong with E?
You explained the rest but left the explanation for E...

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ArashKhurana wrote:
what about E? that keeps the idiom consistent and also uses considered...

C is correct. in as much as is correct.
D is incorrect since the correct idiom is "considered" not "considered as or to".
A. regarded is not correct but cosidered is. one doesnot regard him/her self but cosiders....
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09 Dec 2005, 07:08
Gee thanks!
It didn't come bold in the first post, but I should have looked closer.

C, of course, is the OA
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09 Dec 2005, 11:45
little late again but got C.
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09 Dec 2005, 11:45
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