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Until a few centuries ago, any large bones discovered in the fields or caves of Europe, now known to be large prehistoric animals, were usually assumed to be the remains of giants and were often displayed as curiosities in castles, palaces, town halls, churches, and monasteries.

A) now known to be large prehistoric animals, were usually assumed to be

B) presently known as from large prehistoric animals, were usually assumed as

C) bones now known to be those of large prehistoric animals, were usually assumed to be

D) bones known at present as of large prehistoric animals, were usually assumed as those of

E) currently known as those of large prehistoric animals, were usually assumed to be those of
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should be C

bones need to be "those" of animals, they are not animals

bones are assumed to be the remains, they are the remains, not those of the remains
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Until a few centuries ago, any large bones discovered in the fields or caves of Europe, now known to be large prehistoric animals, were usually assumed to be the remains of giants and were often displayed as curiosities in castles, palaces, town halls, churches, and monasteries.

A) now known to be large prehistoric animals, were usually assumed to be

B) presently known as from large prehistoric animals, were usually assumed as

C) bones now known to be those of large prehistoric animals, were usually assumed to be

D) bones known at present as of large prehistoric animals, were usually assumed as those of

E) currently known as those of large prehistoric animals, were usually assumed to be those of


C too.
A, B, E are out because misplaced modifier.
D is missing "those" in front of of. Also, assumed to be sounds better.
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Until a few centuries ago, any large bones discovered in the fields or caves of Europe, now known to be large prehistoric animals, were usually assumed to be the remains of giants and were often displayed as curiosities in castles, palaces, town halls, churches, and monasteries.

A) now known to be large prehistoric animals, were usually assumed to be

B) presently known as from large prehistoric animals, were usually assumed as

C) bones now known to be those of large prehistoric animals, were usually assumed to be

D) bones known at present as of large prehistoric animals, were usually assumed as those of

E) currently known as those of large prehistoric animals, were usually assumed to be those of


I think C

"those" is required in the first part of the sentence to establish whose bones we are talking about.

A: the bones are now known to be prehistoric animals??? thats illogical.

B: known as from large prehistoric animals, ungrammatical.

D: those (in second part) is not needed, because the remains is already stated

E: those (in second part) is not needed, b/c the remains is already stated
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is assumed to be right idiom as mentioned in option c
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Until a few centuries ago, any large bones discovered in the fields or caves of Europe, now known to be large prehistoric animals, were usually assumed to be the remains of giants and were often displayed as curiosities in castles, palaces, town halls, churches, and monasteries.

A) now known to be large prehistoric animals, were usually assumed to be

B) presently known as from large prehistoric animals, were usually assumed as

C) bones now known to be those of large prehistoric animals, were usually assumed to be

D) bones known at present as of large prehistoric animals, were usually assumed as those of

E) currently known as those of large prehistoric animals, were usually assumed to be those of


I think C

"those" is required in the first part of the sentence to establish whose bones we are talking about.

A: the bones are now known to be prehistoric animals??? thats illogical.

B: known as from large prehistoric animals, ungrammatical.

D: those (in second part) is not needed, because the remains is already stated

E: those (in second part) is not needed, b/c the remains is already stated


is the first part of E correct ?

C) bones now known to be those of large prehistoric animals, were usually assumed to be
E) currently known as those of large prehistoric animals, were usually assumed to be those of
Do highlighted parts mean the same thing ?
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I have a doubt about double subject in option C.

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is assumed to be right idiom as mentioned in option c

Yes, "assume/assumed to be" is idiomatic.

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Until a few centuries ago, any large bones discovered in the fields or caves of Europe, now known to be large prehistoric animals, were usually assumed to be the remains of giants and were often displayed as curiosities in castles, palaces, town halls, churches, and monasteries.

A) now known to be large prehistoric animals, were usually assumed to be

B) presently known as from large prehistoric animals, were usually assumed as

C) bones now known to be those of large prehistoric animals, were usually assumed to be

D) bones known at present as of large prehistoric animals, were usually assumed as those of

E) currently known as those of large prehistoric animals, were usually assumed to be those of


Until a few centuries ago, any large bones discovered in the fields or caves of Europe, now known to be large prehistoric animals, were usually assumed to be the remains of giants and were often displayed as curiosities in castles, palaces, town halls, churches, and monasteries.
Error: Verb-ed modifier modifies closest Noun.
Here it is modifying caves of europe, which is wrong.
A. Wrong because of above reason
B.Same reason
C.Noun + Noun modifier can modify anything. Hence right.
D. Meaning change, to be is not same as those of.
Sentence structure is not same, as those of .. and to be
E. same error as A
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chetan2u Can you please comment on the correct usage of "assumed"? Can the distinction - assumed as V assumed to be - be considered as a split?
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chetan2u Can you please comment on the correct usage of "assumed"? Can the distinction - assumed as V assumed to be - be considered as a split?


Yes Keats,
You require a complete sentence here after belief that....., so a VERB is a must...
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chetan2u Can you please comment on the correct usage of "assumed"? Can the distinction - assumed as V assumed to be - be considered as a split?


Yes Keats,
You require a complete sentence here after belief that....., so a VERB is a must...


Hello chetan2u Thanks you for the response. Well, I could not see any "belief that" in the question. Also, won't the main verb be "were assumed" here? I think it is already in place.
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chetan2u Can you please comment on the correct usage of "assumed"? Can the distinction - assumed as V assumed to be - be considered as a split?


Yes Keats,
You require a complete sentence here after belief that....., so a VERB is a must...


Hello chetan2u Thanks you for the response. Well, I could not see any "belief that" in the question. Also, won't the main verb be "were assumed" here? I think it is already in place.



Hi,

Sorry, I was answering some other Q but typed it here..
I have not seen any Q in gmat based on this idiom..

However assumed to be should generally be correct, but the wrong choices should be having other errors too..
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Hi,

Sorry, I was answering some other Q but typed it here..
I have not seen any Q in gmat based on this idiom..

However assumed to be should generally be correct, but the wrong choices should be having other errors too..


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Until a few centuries ago, any large bones discovered in the fields or caves of Europe, now known to be large prehistoric animals, were usually assumed to be the remains of giants and were often displayed as curiosities in castles, palaces, town halls, churches, and monasteries.

A) now known to be large prehistoric animals, were usually assumed to be

B) presently known as from large prehistoric animals, were usually assumed as

C) bones now known to be those of large prehistoric animals, were usually assumed to be

D) bones known at present as of large prehistoric animals, were usually assumed as those of

E) currently known as those of large prehistoric animals, were usually assumed to be those of[/quote]

What is known to be prehistoric animals bones or caves. Neither of them right. Thereby ruling out A.

large bones were usually assumed to be bones(remains) of giants. is the correct version of the sentence.........i.e., C

bones were.......bones of giants in D and E ruin the sentence structure.

bones presently known from animals is incorrect.

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Until a few centuries ago, any large bones discovered in the fields or caves of Europe, now known to be large prehistoric animals, were usually assumed to be the remains of giants and were often displayed as curiosities in castles, palaces, town halls, churches, and monasteries.

A) now known to be large prehistoric animals, were usually assumed to be

B) presently known as from large prehistoric animals, were usually assumed as

C) bones now known to be those of large prehistoric animals, were usually assumed to be

D) bones known at present as of large prehistoric animals, were usually assumed as those of

E) currently known as those of large prehistoric animals, were usually assumed to be those of


Here, the option A, B, E seem to be talking about Europe rather than bones. now known is better than known at present. so answer is C
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egmat, sayantanc2k,

Can anyone explain the correct usages of words such as known, assume, and named.
Every time these words appear in the options with different usages, I took a lot of time to figure out which way is correct. Some of the variations appeared in GMAT-Prep are:

known as, known to be
named as, to be named
assumed as, assumed to be

Please explain.

Thank You.
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egmat, sayantanc2k,

Can anyone explain the correct usages of words such as known, assume, and named.
Every time these words appear in the options with different usages, I took a lot of time to figure out which way is correct. Some of the variations appeared in GMAT-Prep are:

known as, known to be
named as, to be named
assumed as, assumed to be

Please explain.

Thank You.


Known as: named - My dog is known as Snoopy.
Known to be: acknowledged as - My dog is known to be unfriendly.

For the other 4 phrases, could you state the full sentence?
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