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# The destruction of the tropical rainforest is generally

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08 Jul 2004, 12:26
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The destruction of the tropical rainforest is generally considered a major threat to the environment

(A) considered
(B) considered as
(C) considered to be

please give good reasons for your answer. Also if possible please elaborate on the usage of as/to be/simple verb (they way it is here)

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08 Jul 2004, 12:42
try this: http://www.800score.com/guidec4view1g.html

let me know if you don't get the answer.
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08 Jul 2004, 21:10
Is it not C, which is the correct IDIOM
"COnsidered to be". ??
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08 Jul 2004, 21:22
Ghunoo wrote:
The destruction of the tropical rainforest is generally considered a major threat to the environment

(A) considered
(B) considered as
(C) considered to be

please give good reasons for your answer. Also if possible please elaborate on the usage of as/to be/simple verb (they way it is here)

Thanks

A yes.

The destruction of the tropical rainforest is generally considered a major threat to the environment

Considered is a plain vanilla transitive verb

The forest officials consider the destruction to be a major threat

consider is a two place transitive verb. consider place 1 to be place 2
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08 Jul 2004, 22:24
in GMAT land, according to ETS,

consider is more concize than consider .. to be..

consider + <noun phrase> is correct idiom

even it is right in formal english to use "consider .. to be" is right idiom it is not concize to ETS people.
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08 Jul 2004, 23:26
Definitely A
(Made this mistake before ... cant afford to repeat that again )
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