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The banana that contains high level of potassium and other important minerals are considered to be one of nature’s healthiest fruits.
1.The banana that contains high level of potassium and other important minerals are considered to be
2.The banana, which contains high levels of potassium and other important minerals, is considered
3.The banana, which contain high levels of potassium and other important minerals, is considered to be
4.Bananas which contain high levels of potassium and other important minerals are considered
5.The banana, which contains high levels of potassium and other important minerals, is considered to be
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30 May 2010, 08:43
Whats wrong with E? Is 'considered to be' wrong?
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30 May 2010, 08:47
nothing should be placed along with considered. Considered as, considered to be are all wrong
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30 May 2010, 09:15
Whew!! Didn't know this. Thanks!
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30 May 2010, 10:20
I go with B.

"The Banana" is singular
"to be" is wordy.
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31 May 2010, 08:57
I am confused between options B and D. but i will go with B which is precise. Can anybody what is wrnng with option D
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31 May 2010, 09:06
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I am confused between options B and D. but i will go with B which is precise. Can anybody what is wrnng with option D

I think D is a run-on. Also, modifiers are not set-off by commans.
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The OA is B.

This sentence discusses characteristics of “the banana,” a singular subject. Thus, the plural verb “are” is incorrect. Additionally, the phrase “considered to be” is unidiomatic. In standard written English, “considered” is accompanied by neither a preposition nor a verb. Finally, the relative pronoun “that” makes it seem that a particular banana, rather than bananas in general, contains high levels of potassium.

(A) This choice is incorrect as it repeats the original sentence.

(B) CORRECT. This choice correctly uses the singular verb “is” with the singular subject “banana,” and correctly uses “considered” without an accompanying preposition or verb. Additionally, the relative pronoun “which” properly introduces a non-restrictive clause that indicates all bananas, rather than one specific banana, contain high levels of potassium.

(C) The plural verb “contain” is incorrectly paired with the singular subject “banana.” Additionally, “considered to be” is unidiomatic.

(D) The relative pronoun “which” is incorrectly used to introduce a restrictive clause. Also, the sentence seems to indicate that certain bananas, rather than all bananas, contain high levels of potassium.

(E) This choice incorrectly uses the unidiomatic “considered to be.”
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The OA is B.

This sentence discusses characteristics of “the banana,” a singular subject. Thus, the plural verb “are” is incorrect. Additionally, the phrase “considered to be” is unidiomatic. In standard written English, “considered” is accompanied by neither a preposition nor a verb. Finally, the relative pronoun “that” makes it seem that a particular banana, rather than bananas in general, contains high levels of potassium.

(A) This choice is incorrect as it repeats the original sentence.

(B) CORRECT. This choice correctly uses the singular verb “is” with the singular subject “banana,” and correctly uses “considered” without an accompanying preposition or verb. Additionally, the relative pronoun “which” properly introduces a non-restrictive clause that indicates all bananas, rather than one specific banana, contain high levels of potassium.

(C) The plural verb “contain” is incorrectly paired with the singular subject “banana.” Additionally, “considered to be” is unidiomatic.

(D) The relative pronoun “which” is incorrectly used to introduce a restrictive clause. Also, the sentence seems to indicate that certain bananas, rather than all bananas, contain high levels of potassium.

(E) This choice incorrectly uses the unidiomatic “considered to be.”

Ofcourse it's B. Good explanation.
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13 Sep 2016, 06:33
shouldn't "which" be preceded by "," ?
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Prax wrote:
The OA is B.

This sentence discusses characteristics of “the banana,” a singular subject. Thus, the plural verb “are” is incorrect. Additionally, the phrase “considered to be” is unidiomatic. In standard written English, “considered” is accompanied by neither a preposition nor a verb. Finally, the relative pronoun “that” makes it seem that a particular banana, rather than bananas in general, contains high levels of potassium.

(A) This choice is incorrect as it repeats the original sentence.

(B) CORRECT. This choice correctly uses the singular verb “is” with the singular subject “banana,” and correctly uses “considered” without an accompanying preposition or verb. Additionally, the relative pronoun “which” properly introduces a non-restrictive clause that indicates all bananas, rather than one specific banana, contain high levels of potassium.

(C) The plural verb “contain” is incorrectly paired with the singular subject “banana.” Additionally, “considered to be” is unidiomatic.

(D) The relative pronoun “which” is incorrectly used to introduce a restrictive clause. Also, the sentence seems to indicate that certain bananas, rather than all bananas, contain high levels of potassium.

(E) This choice incorrectly uses the unidiomatic “considered to be.”
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abhishek03050 wrote:
shouldn't "which" be preceded by "," ?
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(D) The relative pronoun “which” is incorrectly used to introduce a restrictive clause. Also, the sentence seems to indicate that certain bananas, rather than all bananas, contain high levels of potassium.

True that's the reason we are rejecting this option !!
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13 Sep 2016, 11:01
Thanks . I am new to this forum and u r the first person to reply to me

Abhishek009 wrote:
abhishek03050 wrote:
shouldn't "which" be preceded by "," ?
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Prax wrote:

(D) The relative pronoun “which” is incorrectly used to introduce a restrictive clause. Also, the sentence seems to indicate that certain bananas, rather than all bananas, contain high levels of potassium.

True that's the reason we are rejecting this option !!
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