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# An artistic presence of the first order, one frequently

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109. An artistic presence of the first order, one frequently ranked with Picasso, Stravinsky, and James Joyce, Martha Graham was acclaimed as a great dancer long before her innovative masterworks made her the most honored of American choreographers.

(A) Martha Graham was acclaimed as
(B) Martha Graham was acclaimed to be
(C) Martha Graham’s acclaim is as
(D) Martha Graham’s acclaim to be
(E) Martha Graham’s acclaim was in being
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109. An artistic presence of the first order, one frequently ranked with Picasso, Stravinsky, and James Joyce, Martha Graham was acclaimed as a great dancer long before her innovative masterworks made her the most honored of American choreographers.

(A) Martha Graham was acclaimed as
(B) Martha Graham was acclaimed to be
(C) Martha Graham’s acclaim is as
(D) Martha Graham’s acclaim to be
(E) Martha Graham’s acclaim was in being

Possesive Noun is incorrect after the modifier
->C,D,E are out

Between A and B, A wins.
"acclaim as" is the correct idiom.
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15 Jul 2007, 09:21
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crazy123 wrote:
109. An artistic presence of the first order, one frequently ranked with Picasso, Stravinsky, and James Joyce, Martha Graham was acclaimed as a great dancer long before her innovative masterworks made her the most honored of American choreographers.

(A) Martha Graham was acclaimed as
(B) Martha Graham was acclaimed to be
(C) Martha Graham’s acclaim is as
(D) Martha Graham’s acclaim to be
(E) Martha Graham’s acclaim was in being

Is "acclaimed to be" not idiomatic?

Yes "acclaimed to be" is an idiom. Do a google search and you will see the context it is used in.

For this particular SC "acclaim as" suits well.

An artistic presence of the first order, one frequently ranked with Picasso, Stravinsky, and James Joyce, Martha Graham was acclaimed to be a great dancer long before her innovative masterworks made her the most honored of American choreographers.

"acclaimes to be" sounds as if Martha Graham is claiming to be a great dancer. "acclamation" is won from others. My two cents
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09 Aug 2007, 12:18
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eyunni wrote:
bmwhype2 wrote:
crazy123 wrote:
109. An artistic presence of the first order, one frequently ranked with Picasso, Stravinsky, and James Joyce, Martha Graham was acclaimed as a great dancer long before her innovative masterworks made her the most honored of American choreographers.

(A) Martha Graham was acclaimed as
(B) Martha Graham was acclaimed to be
(C) Martha Graham’s acclaim is as
(D) Martha Graham’s acclaim to be
(E) Martha Graham’s acclaim was in being

Is "acclaimed to be" not idiomatic?

Yes "acclaimed to be" is an idiom. Do a google search and you will see the context it is used in.

For this particular SC "acclaim as" suits well.

An artistic presence of the first order, one frequently ranked with Picasso, Stravinsky, and James Joyce, Martha Graham was acclaimed to be a great dancer long before her innovative masterworks made her the most honored of American choreographers.

"acclaimes to be" sounds as if Martha Graham is claiming to be a great dancer. "acclamation" is won from others. My two cents

acclaim is not the same as claim.

B is wrong because TO BE is passive and the correct GMATland idiom is acclaim as.

GMAT grammar is the not same as Standard Written English.
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09 Aug 2011, 11:10
IMO it should be B , can someone provide the list of GMATland idioms please ??
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09 Aug 2011, 11:18
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IMO it should be B , can someone provide the list of GMATland idioms please ??

gmat-idioms-80342.html#p603458
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29 Jun 2015, 23:24
A for me too.

Please post OA. The correct idiom for Acclaim is 'as' hence straight B and D are out. We need the noun standing so the beginning of the sentence can relate to Martha Graham.

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109. An artistic presence of the first order, one frequently ranked with Picasso, Stravinsky, and James Joyce, Martha Graham was acclaimed as a great dancer long before her innovative masterworks made her the most honored of American choreographers.

(A) Martha Graham was acclaimed as
(B) Martha Graham was acclaimed to be
(C) Martha Graham’s acclaim is as
(D) Martha Graham’s acclaim to be
(E) Martha Graham’s acclaim was in being

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