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Although she was considered among her contemporaries to be the better

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Consider/Considered + Noun is the correct structure. Consider to be, Consider as, are all wrong. Consider+bare form of the noun is the correct structure.

Only option D says "considered the better poet". Rest all choices say considered as, considered to be.

OPTION: D
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eswarchethu135 wrote:
Consider/Considered + Noun is the correct structure. Consider to be, Consider as, are all wrong. Consider+bare form of the noun is the correct structure.

Only option D says "considered the better poet". Rest all choices say considered as, considered to be.

OPTION: D

eswarchethu135 , I would not be quite so certain that you can eliminate options on the basis of consider to be.

An official question that uses consider to be in the correct answer choice is HERE.

Another official question, HERE uses consider to be in its non-underlined part.

Consider to be is probably not a basis upon which an answer should be eliminated. Those options have other errors.
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(A) Although she was considered among her contemporaries to be the better poet than her husband, later Elizabeth Barrett Browning was overshadowed by his success.- Considered to is incorrect idiom

(B) Although Elizabeth Barrett Brwoning was considered among her contemporaries as a better poet than her husband, she was later overshadowed by his success.- Considered as is incorrect idiom

(C) Later overshadowed by the success of her husband, Elizabeth Barrett Brwoning's poetry had been considered among her contemporaries to be better than that of her husband.- Considered to is incorrect idiom

(D) Although Elizabeth Barrett Browning's success was later overshadowed by that of her husband, among her contemporaries she was considered the better poet. - Correct

(E) Elizabeth Barrett Browning's poetry was considered among her contemporaries as better than her husband, but her success was later overshadowed by his.- Considered as is incorrect idiom

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I still don't get the point why SHE in option D is not incorrect... does this pronoun have any antecedent?
Reading other answers I got why HER is ok, but I can't figure out why SHE is correct..

In D, possessive noun (Elizabeth Barrett Browning's) with possessive pronoun (her) is perfectly fine. But, the problem is in "possessive noun" ( Elizabeth Barrett Browning's ) with "non-possessive pronoun" ( she ). We did not directly get this "non-possessive pronoun" (she) from "possessive noun" (Elizabeth Barrett Browning's); we got "possessive pronoun" (her) first. From my understanding, "possessive pronoun" (her) with "non-possessive pronoun" (she) make sense at least for this case!
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There is no need to distinguish between possessive and non-possessive in evaluating the antecedent of pronouns. There is only one female in the sentence, and so the antecedent of both "she" and "her" is completely clear.
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Although she was considered among her contemporaries to be the better poet than her husband, later Elizabeth Barrett Browning was overshadowed by his success.


(A) Although she was considered among her contemporaries to be the better poet than her husband, later Elizabeth Barrett Browning was overshadowed by his success.

(B) Although Elizabeth Barrett Browning was considered among her contemporaries as a better poet than her husband, she was later overshadowed by his success.

(C) Later overshadowed by the success of her husband, Elizabeth Barrett Browning's poetry had been considered among her contemporaries to be better than that of her husband.

(D) Although Elizabeth Barrett Browning's success was later overshadowed by that of her husband, among her contemporaries she was considered the better poet.

(E) Elizabeth Barrett Browning's poetry was considered among her contemporaries as better than her husband, but her success was later overshadowed by his.



Hi DmitryFarber daagh VeritasKarishma AjiteshArun

The reason I rejected option 'B' was incorrect comparison. The comparison, which I think is incorrect, states that Elizabeth Barrett Browning (a person) was overshadowed by 'success'. The comparison should be either between 2 people or between the success levels of 2 people.

Please correct me if I am wrong in my understanding.


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You forgot the import of the word 'than'. That is the comaparison marker and whatever is next to it is the compared item on one hand. Ther other compared element is Browning. That she was overshadowed by his success is just an indicative taement. There is no comparison involved in taht part, because ther is no comparison in that portion.
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You forgot the import of the word 'than'. That is the comaparison marker and whatever is next to it is the compared item on one hand. Ther other compared element is Browning. That she was overshadowed by his success is just an indicative taement. There is no comparison involved in taht part, because ther is no comparison in that portion.


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Understood, so apart from the idiom issue in option 'B' there are no other errors, right (i.e. considered X as Y is a sure shot No No in GMAT).

Or in the absence of correct choice 'D', option 'B' could have been the answer?


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