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49. Regarded by analysts to be the result of tensions during the Cold War, the spy novel reached the zenith of its sales in the 1960s, when most Americans perceived the U.S.S.R. like a constant threat.

A. Regarded by analysts to be the result of tensions during the Cold War, the spy novel reached the zenith of its sales in the 1960s, when most Americans perceived the U.S.S.R. like a constant threat.

B. The spy novel, regarded by analysts to be the result of tensions during the Cold War, reached the zenith of its sales in the 1960s, when most Americans perceived the U.S.S.R. to be a constant threat.

C. Regarded by analysts as the result of tensions during the Cold War, in the 1960s the spy novel reached the zenith of its sales, when most Americans perceived the U.S.S.R. like a constant threat.

D. Reaching the zenith of its sales in the 1960s, the spy novel was regarded by analysts as the result of tensions during the Cold War, when most Americans perceived the U.S.S.R. as a constant threat.

E. Regarded by analysts as the result of tensions during the Cold War, sales of the spy novel reached their zenith in the 1960s, when most Americans perceived the U.S.S.R. as a constant threat.

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Re: Regarded by analysts to be the result of tensions [#permalink] New post 30 Dec 2012, 04:42
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according to me answer should be D

Reaching the zenith of its sales in the 1960s, the spy novel was regarded by analysts as the result of tensions during the Cold War, when most Americans perceived the U.S.S.R. as a constant threat.

Reaching the zenith of its sales in the 1960s ---> as a modifier describes when the novel reached the peak of its sales
while

when most Americans perceived the U.S.S.R. as a constant threat---> refers to period of cold war
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Re: Regarded by analysts to be the result of tensions [#permalink] New post 30 Dec 2012, 06:56
mansoorfarooqui wrote:
according to me answer should be D

Reaching the zenith of its sales in the 1960s, the spy novel was regarded by analysts as the result of tensions during the Cold War, when most Americans perceived the U.S.S.R. as a constant threat.

Reaching the zenith of its sales in the 1960s ---> as a modifier describes when the novel reached the peak of its sales
while

when most Americans perceived the U.S.S.R. as a constant threat---> refers to period of cold war


yes i agree...answer should be D
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Re: Regarded by analysts to be the result of tensions [#permalink] New post 30 Dec 2012, 09:47
I was stuck between B and E. My logic is that "sales of novel" and "novel" can both be a result from the tensions of war. So both B and E can be correct. Is my understanding correct?

On further reflection i felt that regarded as is a correct idiom. So E

Regarded as is the correct idiom
A – Comparsion of USSR and Constant threat. Wrong. Eliminate.
B – regarded as is correct usage. Eliminate
C – In the 1960s is modified by the first part of the sentence. Eliminate
D – When most Americans needs to modify 1960s. Eliminate
E – Sales is modified by the first part of the sentence. We want to clearly state that sales is a result of the tensions of war. "Regarded as" is correct idiom Keep
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Re: Regarded by analysts to be the result of tensions [#permalink] New post 30 Dec 2012, 10:20
B. The spy novel, regarded by analysts to be the result of tensions during the Cold War, reached the zenith of its sales in the 1960s, when most Americans perceived the U.S.S.R. to be a constant threat.

E. Regarded by analysts as the result of tensions during the Cold War, sales of the spy novel reached their zenith in the 1960s, when most Americans perceived the U.S.S.R. as a constant threat.


Oh y E here?
I went with B.

The spy novel modified by "regarded by analysts to be the result of tensions during the Cold War"
also

The spy novel ,regarded by analysts to be the result of tensions during the Cold War, reached the zenith of its sales in the 1960s, when most Americans perceived the U.S.S.R. to be a constant threat.

dont u guys think is this correct?
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Re: Regarded by analysts to be the result of tensions [#permalink] New post 30 Dec 2012, 11:21
my basis was "regarded as" is a correct idiom. So B fails!

shanmugamgsn wrote:
B. The spy novel, regarded by analysts to be the result of tensions during the Cold War, reached the zenith of its sales in the 1960s, when most Americans perceived the U.S.S.R. to be a constant threat.

E. Regarded by analysts as the result of tensions during the Cold War, sales of the spy novel reached their zenith in the 1960s, when most Americans perceived the U.S.S.R. as a constant threat.


Oh y E here?
I went with B.

The spy novel modified by "regarded by analysts to be the result of tensions during the Cold War"
also

The spy novel ,regarded by analysts to be the result of tensions during the Cold War, reached the zenith of its sales in the 1960s, when most Americans perceived the U.S.S.R. to be a constant threat.

dont u guys think is this correct?
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Re: Regarded by analysts to be the result of tensions [#permalink] New post 31 Dec 2012, 00:09
So u mean regarded by is wrong idiom?


ketanth wrote:
my basis was "regarded as" is a correct idiom. So B fails!

shanmugamgsn wrote:
B. The spy novel, regarded by analysts to be the result of tensions during the Cold War, reached the zenith of its sales in the 1960s, when most Americans perceived the U.S.S.R. to be a constant threat.

E. Regarded by analysts as the result of tensions during the Cold War, sales of the spy novel reached their zenith in the 1960s, when most Americans perceived the U.S.S.R. as a constant threat.


Oh y E here?
I went with B.

The spy novel modified by "regarded by analysts to be the result of tensions during the Cold War"
also

The spy novel ,regarded by analysts to be the result of tensions during the Cold War, reached the zenith of its sales in the 1960s, when most Americans perceived the U.S.S.R. to be a constant threat.

dont u guys think is this correct?

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Re: Regarded by analysts to be the result of tensions [#permalink] New post 31 Dec 2012, 00:50
shanmugamgsn wrote:
So u mean regarded by is wrong idiom?


ketanth wrote:
my basis was "regarded as" is a correct idiom. So B fails!

shanmugamgsn wrote:
B. The spy novel, regarded by analysts to be the result of tensions during the Cold War, reached the zenith of its sales in the 1960s, when most Americans perceived the U.S.S.R. to be a constant threat.

E. Regarded by analysts as the result of tensions during the Cold War, sales of the spy novel reached their zenith in the 1960s, when most Americans perceived the U.S.S.R. as a constant threat.


Oh y E here?
I went with B.

The spy novel modified by "regarded by analysts to be the result of tensions during the Cold War"
also

The spy novel ,regarded by analysts to be the result of tensions during the Cold War, reached the zenith of its sales in the 1960s, when most Americans perceived the U.S.S.R. to be a constant threat.

dont u guys think is this correct?


Note - that "by analysts" exists in both B and E after "regarded". "by analysts" is just a prepositional phrase. They key is to check the word after this phrase. There you can see the difference of "as" vs "to"

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shanmugamgsn wrote:
So u mean regarded by is wrong idiom?


ketanth wrote:
my basis was "regarded as" is a correct idiom. So B fails!

shanmugamgsn wrote:
B. The spy novel, regarded by analysts to be the result of tensions during the Cold War, reached the zenith of its sales in the 1960s, when most Americans perceived the U.S.S.R. to be a constant threat.

E. Regarded by analysts as the result of tensions during the Cold War, sales of the spy novel reached their zenith in the 1960s, when most Americans perceived the U.S.S.R. as a constant threat.


Oh y E here?
I went with B.

The spy novel modified by "regarded by analysts to be the result of tensions during the Cold War"
also

The spy novel ,regarded by analysts to be the result of tensions during the Cold War, reached the zenith of its sales in the 1960s, when most Americans perceived the U.S.S.R. to be a constant threat.

dont u guys think is this correct?


Yes it is wrong. Correct one is regarded as
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Re: Regarded by analysts to be the result of tensions [#permalink] New post 01 Jan 2013, 00:17
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according to me answer should be D

Reaching the zenith of its sales in the 1960s, the spy novel was regarded by analysts as the result of tensions during the Cold War, when most Americans perceived the U.S.S.R. as a constant threat.

Reaching the zenith of its sales in the 1960s ---> as a modifier describes when the novel reached the peak of its sales
while

when most Americans perceived the U.S.S.R. as a constant threat---> refers to period of cold war


What is wrong with (E). , the modifier is used to modify "Sales"
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Re: Regarded by analysts to be the result of tensions [#permalink] New post 01 Jan 2013, 03:12
Straight E
1)Modifier : "Regarded by analysts as the result of tensions during the Cold War" clearly modifies the correct noun "Sales"
2) When modifies 1960s
3) Usage of as is better than the usage of to be and like
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Regarded by analysts as the result of tensions during the Cold War, sales of the spy novel reached their zenith in the 1960s, when most Americans perceived the U.S.S.R. as a constant threat.

E confuses the timing of events
here it seems that most Americans perceived the U.S.S.R. as a constant threat in 1960 while it was the time when sales peaked out.. actual time of perceived that was during the cold war which was prior to 1960.. which we perceive by the use of ''as the result of tensions during the Cold War''

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Re: Regarded by analysts to be the result of tensions [#permalink] New post 24 Mar 2014, 07:50
mansoorfarooqui wrote:
Regarded by analysts as the result of tensions during the Cold War, sales of the spy novel reached their zenith in the 1960s, when most Americans perceived the U.S.S.R. as a constant threat.

E confuses the timing of events
here it seems that most Americans perceived the U.S.S.R. as a constant threat in 1960 while it was the time when sales peaked out.. actual time of perceived that was during the cold war which was prior to 1960.. which we perceive by the use of ''as the result of tensions during the Cold War''

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I too agree answer should be D on this one

Could anyone please clarify the OA?

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Re: Regarded by analysts to be the result of tensions during the [#permalink] New post 16 Apr 2014, 14:33
Can someone confirm on D vs. E?

I'm having a hard time swallowing E as the OA.

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