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A recent poll of elected officials suggests that candidates, when in the midst of a tough campaign, often make statements about an opponent that they may not think is true.

A. is
B. are
C. to be
D. of as
E. it is



B is the answer because opponents may not think statements are true. We need plural form 'are'.

Thin of X as Y can not be used here because this idiom is used when x product is viewed as Y. There is no product 'x' in the statement that is not viewed as y.

For example:- Think of apple as pear and make a shake :)
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New post 19 Jun 2017, 08:07
Hi all,
I can eliminate the wrong answers but I still don't understand why the correct answer is correct.

We can re-write the sentence:
- A recent poll suggests that candidates make statements are true.

I only see idiom with make: make somebody do something
so is that idiom correct in this sentence?

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egmat wrote:
Now let’s analyze choice C: “to be”. Notice that “to be” is not a verb. This does not complete Clause 3. We need a verb to have a complete Clause 3. We need a verb for “that = statements”. Hence, this choice is incorrect.

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Hello egmat, RonPurewal, GMATNinja,

Is that the correct reason to eliminate option C?

I eliminated C because option 'B' seemed superior.

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Imo B
SVA the verb should be plural for the plural subject statements.
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Only statements about opponents can be true or untrue. An opponent cannot be said to be true or not. What will be the meaning of a true opponent or an untrue opponent? The meaning doesn’t gel, does it




I really respect your knowledge and your experience , but I am not talking about just above post but I have seen many posts of yours and thought that

I think you must make statements clear and use of easy language , Becoz everyone here is not Adept in the verbals to understand all terminologies

So , I will appreciate if u make explanations little clear , structured and use terms which are easy to digest .

Just a suggestion, You are already a self made Master :)

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A recent poll of elected officials suggests that candidates, when in the midst of a tough campaign, often make statements about an opponent that they may not think is true.


(A) is -- pronoun number agreement error! Incorrect!
(B) are -- CORRECT!
(C) to be -- awkward (usage of "are" is better than the "to be" usage)
(D) of as -- awkward (verb is needed)
(E) it is -- it for a plural noun -- statements -- Incorrect!

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