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Supporters of tax breaks that local governments award to [#permalink] New post 21 Jul 2010, 00:58
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1. Supporters of tax breaks that local governments award to businesses each year to prevent them from moving
consider them vital economic development tools
while critics denounce the tax breaks as corporate welfare that
helps some localities but weakens the national economy.
• Supporters of tax breaks that local governments award to businesses each year to prevent them from moving
consider them vital economic development tools
• Supporters consider tax breaks that local governments award businesses each year to prevent them from moving
to be vital economic development tools
• Supporters of tax breaks that local governments award businesses each year to prevent them from moving
consider them vital economic development tools
• Supporters consider tax breaks that local governments award businesses each year to prevent them from moving
vital economic development tools
• Supporters of tax breaks that local governments award businesses each year to prevent them from moving
consider the tax breaks to be vital economic development tools
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Re: Tax breaks question [#permalink] New post 21 Jul 2010, 02:40
nikhilfotedar wrote:
1. Supporters of tax breaks that local governments award to businesses each year to prevent them from moving
consider them vital economic development tools
while critics denounce the tax breaks as corporate welfare that
helps some localities but weakens the national economy.
• Supporters of tax breaks that local governments award to businesses each year to prevent them from moving
consider them vital economic development tools
• Supporters consider tax breaks that local governments award businesses each year to prevent them from moving
to be vital economic development tools
• Supporters of tax breaks that local governments award businesses each year to prevent them from moving
consider them vital economic development tools
• Supporters consider tax breaks that local governments award businesses each year to prevent them from moving
vital economic development tools
• Supporters of tax breaks that local governments award businesses each year to prevent them from moving
consider the tax breaks to be vital economic development tools


Confused between B and D.. Would go with D.
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Re: Tax breaks question [#permalink] New post 21 Jul 2010, 02:43
According to the explanation Consider X TO BE Y is incorrect and hence D is the correct answer. But if you read carefully doesn't it seem kind of funny? Because it seems as if the vital economic tools are being moved. I know GMAT english is funny, but this seems plain wrong.
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Re: Tax breaks question [#permalink] New post 21 Jul 2010, 03:15
GMAT english helps in nothing but lowering your level of english :p
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Re: Tax breaks question [#permalink] New post 21 Jul 2010, 07:05
I would go with B not sure about D.

I support B because
Supporters consider tax breaks that local governments award businesses each year to prevent them from moving
to be vital economic development tools

Consider X TO BE Y format.
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Re: Tax breaks question [#permalink] New post 21 Jul 2010, 09:28
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consider X to be Y is no no in GMAT.

Supporters consider........while critics denounce......
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Re: Tax breaks question [#permalink] New post 30 Jul 2010, 02:39
went with B ........not sure weather D is good ..
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Re: Supporters of tax breaks that local governments award to [#permalink] New post 04 Mar 2012, 14:06
A and C use 'them' two times to refer to two different nouns.
.. to prevent them [businesses] from moving consider them [tax breaks] vital economic development tools.

rule: a pronoun, if repeated, can refer to only one antecedent.
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Re: Supporters of tax breaks that local governments award to [#permalink] New post 04 Mar 2012, 19:21
A, C and E have pronoun errors and a distance verb error.
This narrows down the problem to B and D.

• Supporters consider tax breaks that local governments award businesses each year to prevent them from moving to be vital economic development tools

I believe the reason why Consider to be is wrong in this case is not because Consider X to be Y is wrong general, but more specifically the meaning at hand. If you look at the sentence in the point above, would you say the author meant to say "MOVING --> to be vital economic development tools"? or "TAX BREAKS--> to be vital economic development tools". An ambiguity exists. This is why the idiom is wrong. :P
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Re: Supporters of tax breaks that local governments award to [#permalink] New post 06 Jul 2013, 06:18
i narrowed down choices based on meaning.
E mentions tax break is important when actually its d business that is important and vital economic tool.
other break is suppor is for business not tax break.
So left with D.
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Re: Supporters of tax breaks that local governments award to [#permalink] New post 06 Jul 2013, 20:46
mourinhogmat1 wrote:
A, C and E have pronoun errors and a distance verb error.
This narrows down the problem to B and D.

• Supporters consider tax breaks that local governments award businesses each year to prevent them from moving to be vital economic development tools

I believe the reason why Consider to be is wrong in this case is not because Consider X to be Y is wrong general, but more specifically the meaning at hand. If you look at the sentence in the point above, would you say the author meant to say "MOVING --> to be vital economic development tools"? or "TAX BREAKS--> to be vital economic development tools". An ambiguity exists. This is why the idiom is wrong. :P




Even D looks wrong for the reason nikhilfotedar mentioned i.e Because it seems as if the vital economic tools are being moved.

Experts any reasons why this is right ?? or there should have been a none of these option :)
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Re: Supporters of tax breaks that local governments award to [#permalink] New post 28 Jun 2014, 06:46
nikhilfotedar wrote:
1. Supporters of tax breaks that local governments award to businesses each year to prevent them from moving
consider them vital economic development tools
while critics denounce the tax breaks as corporate welfare that
helps some localities but weakens the national economy.
• Supporters of tax breaks that local governments award to businesses each year to prevent them from moving
consider them vital economic development tools - Consider them (them refers to business here) we need it to refer to the tax breaks so wrong answer
• Supporters consider tax breaks that local governments award businesses each year to prevent them from moving
to be vital economic development tools Consider .... to be - Wrong Idiom
• Supporters of tax breaks that local governments award businesses each year to prevent them from moving
consider them vital economic development tools - Same as statement 1
• Supporters consider tax breaks that local governments award businesses each year to prevent them from moving
vital economic development tools
• Supporters of tax breaks that local governments award businesses each year to prevent them from moving
consider the tax breaks to be vital economic development tools - Wrong idiom (Correct idiom is "Consider X,Y")



Well i got the answer wrong at first but then looking properly here is my take on the question
Re: Supporters of tax breaks that local governments award to   [#permalink] 28 Jun 2014, 06:46
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