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The recent floods in Pakistan were caused by an incessant spell of rains, which, weather scientists have forecast to continue into late next month and which were considered as the worst in the area for nearly a century



(A) Pakistan were caused by an incessant spell of rains, which weather scientists have forecast to continue into late next month and which were considered as

(B) Pakistan have been caused by an incessant spell of rains, a spell that weather scientists have forecast to continue into late next month and they consider

©Pakistan have been caused by an incessant spell of rains, a spell that weather scientists forecast to continue into late next month and that they consider

(D)Pakistan have been caused by an incessant spell of rains, a spell that weather scientists forecast to continue into late next month and that they consider as

(E)Pakistan have been caused by an incessant spell of rains, a spell that is forecast to continue by weather scientists into late next month and that is considered
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Re: SC 600 to 700 level [#permalink] New post 27 Sep 2010, 09:47
who can explain what's wrong with B?
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Re: SC 600 to 700 level [#permalink] New post 27 Sep 2010, 11:28
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who can explain what's wrong with B?


(B) Pakistan have been caused by an incessant spell of rains, a spell that weather scientists have forecast to continue into late next month and they consider

the wrong tense is used here, have forecast implies that the scientists started the forecasting in the past and they continue doing so in the present. Also remember the rule that perfect is only used when doing otherwise will create an ambiguity regarding the time of the action or distort meaning when not used.
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Re: SC 600 to 700 level [#permalink] New post 27 Sep 2010, 11:51
Can someone explain in C role of "that" with the sentence.
I went for B but I understand why I was wrong, but not satisfied with "C"
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Re: SC 600 to 700 level [#permalink] New post 27 Sep 2010, 14:56
In order to maintain parralism, 2 parallel clauses should start with the same word.

Since the first clause begins with that ( This is because 'That' here modifies the noun 'Spell' ) so to maintain parallism the scond parallel clause needs to start with 'that'.

However can someone explain why consider 'Consider as' is incorrect .... i.e I am confused between option C and D
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Re: SC 600 to 700 level [#permalink] New post 27 Sep 2010, 19:23
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In order to maintain parralism, 2 parallel clauses should start with the same word.

Since the first clause begins with that ( This is because 'That' here modifies the noun 'Spell' ) so to maintain parallism the scond parallel clause needs to start with 'that'.

However can someone explain why consider 'Consider as' is incorrect .... i.e I am confused between option C and D


consider as is just unidiomatic. Consider X Y is the correct idiom, it's worth remembering because it is quite a common idiom.
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Hey Rafi,
Yes that makes sense, Consider X,Y is the correct idiom ... I guess I missed it as I could not put it in that format.
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Re: SC 600 to 700 level [#permalink] New post 28 Sep 2010, 05:46
I choose C.

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Can someone explain in C role of "that" with the sentence.
I went for B but I understand why I was wrong, but not satisfied with "C"


"that" is required to make it parallel
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Re: SC 600 to 700 level [#permalink] New post 28 Sep 2010, 14:35
good point about idiom Consider X Y.....
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Re: SC 600 to 700 level [#permalink] New post 29 Sep 2010, 03:00
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I chose D...good point about the idiom..
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Re: SC 600 to 700 level [#permalink] New post 27 Jul 2011, 07:09
i stuck with C and D. We should remember idiom "consider X Y"
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Re: SC 600 to 700 level [#permalink] New post 23 Sep 2011, 23:31
Consider as is unidiomatic.. its always consider.


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In order to maintain parralism, 2 parallel clauses should start with the same word.

Since the first clause begins with that ( This is because 'That' here modifies the noun 'Spell' ) so to maintain parallism the scond parallel clause needs to start with 'that'.

However can someone explain why consider 'Consider as' is incorrect .... i.e I am confused between option C and D
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Re: SC 600 to 700 level [#permalink] New post 23 Sep 2011, 23:42
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The recent floods in Pakistan were caused by an incessant spell of rains, which, weather scientists have forecast to continue into late next month and which were considered as the worst in the area for nearly a century
(A) Pakistan were caused by an incessant spell of rains, which weather scientists have forecast to continue into late next month and which were considered as

(B) Pakistan have been caused by an incessant spell of rains, a spell that weather scientists have forecast to continue into late next month and they consider

(C)Pakistan have been caused by an incessant spell of rains, a spell that weather scientists forecast to continue into late next month and that they consider

(D)Pakistan have been caused by an incessant spell of rains, a spell that weather scientists forecast to continue into late next month and that they consider as

(E)Pakistan have been caused by an incessant spell of rains, a spell that is forecast to continue by weather scientists into late next month and that is considered


C. consider is better than "consider as". Read this in SC(Manhattan)
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Re: SC 600 to 700 level [#permalink] New post 30 Sep 2011, 09:15
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The recent floods in Pakistan were caused by an incessant spell of rains, which, weather scientists have forecast to continue into late next month and which were considered as the worst in the area for nearly a century



(A) Pakistan were caused by an incessant spell of rains, which weather scientists have forecast to continue into late next month and which were considered as

(B) Pakistan have been caused by an incessant spell of rains, a spell that weather scientists have forecast to continue into late next month and they consider

©Pakistan have been caused by an incessant spell of rains, a spell that weather scientists forecast to continue into late next month and that they consider

(D)Pakistan have been caused by an incessant spell of rains, a spell that weather scientists forecast to continue into late next month and that they consider as

(E)Pakistan have been caused by an incessant spell of rains, a spell that is forecast to continue by weather scientists into late next month and that is considered


Splits
1) considered as X vs considered X (Considered X is correct) So, (A) and (D) are out.
2) Pakistan were caused vs Pakistan have been caused (both possible)
3) Parallelism, so (B) is out
4) active vs passive ,so (E) is out

Only (C) uses "considered X", maintains ||sm, and uses active voice.
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Re: The recent floods in Pakistan were caused by an incessant [#permalink] New post 15 Dec 2011, 01:08
was confused b/w C and D ....finally fell with the idiom consider x y.
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Re: The recent floods in Pakistan were caused by an incessant [#permalink] New post 15 Dec 2011, 02:47
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The recent floods in Pakistan were caused by an incessant spell of rains, which, weather scientists have forecast to continue into late next month and which were considered as the worst in the area for nearly a century

(A) Pakistan were caused by an incessant spell of rains, which weather scientists have forecast to continue into late next month and which were considered as

(B) Pakistan have been caused by an incessant spell of rains, a spell that weather scientists have forecast to continue into late next month and they consider

©Pakistan have been caused by an incessant spell of rains, a spell that weather scientists forecast to continue into late next month and that they consider

(D)Pakistan have been caused by an incessant spell of rains, a spell that weather scientists forecast to continue into late next month and that they consider as

(E)Pakistan have been caused by an incessant spell of rains, a spell that is forecast to continue by weather scientists into late next month and that is considered


consider as is un-idiomatic. So, eliminate A and D.

Choice B is run-on sentence. Choice E is passive voice, we should try to avoid. The only choice is C
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