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The Apple Tree Society and other conservation groups, concerned over what they have perceived to be the serious threatening of the environment as posed by the policies of the government, are preparing for a major political effort.

(A) have perceived to be the serious threatening of the environment as

(B) perceived as the serious threat to the environment as

(C) perceive being the serious threat to the environment

(D) are perceiving as the serious threatening of the environment

(E) perceive as the serious threat to the environment
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 [#permalink] New post 16 Nov 2005, 23:46
(A) past perfect is not correct

(B) perceived as the serious threat to the environment as

(C) awkward

(D) 'are perceiving' is incorrect

(E) awkward

B is the best choice.
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 [#permalink] New post 16 Nov 2005, 23:54
sorry ywifred, B is not the best answer. This was a difficult one in my opinion. Although i do not have an explanation.
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 [#permalink] New post 17 Nov 2005, 01:54
E)...present tense is needed b/c "are" is simple present. so its "percieve" and not "percieved". "...posed by..." is a past particilple that correctly modifies "threat of...".

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 [#permalink] New post 17 Nov 2005, 04:41
I think E is the best.

Perceive as is idiomatic.
threat to is also idiomatic.

E is clear and concise.
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 [#permalink] New post 17 Nov 2005, 06:18
It got to be in present form..
E should be the right answer.

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 [#permalink] New post 17 Nov 2005, 06:47
joemama142000 wrote:
sorry ywifred, B is not the best answer. This was a difficult one in my opinion. Although i do not have an explanation.


hmm.. yes, we need a present tense 'perceive' as it gels in with the 'preparing for a major political effort'. D is not suitable as 'are perceiving' suggests a on-going process, which clearly isn't the case. C is plain awkward.

E is indeed the best choice. Good one !!
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Re: SC apple tree [#permalink] New post 17 Nov 2005, 06:48
another E.

B is out because of the use of perceived..should be perceive.

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The Apple Tree Society and other conservation groups, concerned over what they have perceived to be the serious threatening of the environment as posed by the policies of the government, are preparing for a major political effort.

(A) have perceived to be the serious threatening of the environment as

(B) perceived as the serious threat to the environment as

(C) perceive being the serious threat to the environment

(D) are perceiving as the serious threatening of the environment

(E) perceive as the serious threat to the environment
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 [#permalink] New post 25 Nov 2005, 08:13
E over B for the present tense in the dependent clause.
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Re: SC apple tree [#permalink] New post 25 Nov 2005, 10:32
I also choose B at the beginning and since apparently it is not the right answer, I would vote for E, however the connection at the end of the sentence seems mysterious to me.
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Re: SC apple tree [#permalink] New post 25 Nov 2005, 11:59
E. simple present tense is required here.

in B, "perceived as ...... as" is wrong. the correct idiom is "perceived as".
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