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# Companies are increasingly forming children's focus groups, as more

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07 Jan 2018, 18:13
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Companies are increasingly forming children's focus groups, as more and more experts begin to consider children to be a legitimate target market and question if 40-year-old marketing executives should continue to guess what children want.

A. to be a legitimate target market and question if
B. as a legitimate target market and they questioned if
C. as being a legitimate target market and question whether
D. a legitimate target market and question whether
E. were a legitimate target market, and they questioned whether

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07 Jan 2018, 18:15
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07 Jan 2018, 20:35
B,E are wrong; as both have 'they' ,which is ambiguous
C contains unnecessary 'being'

So A is best

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08 Jan 2018, 03:16
Consider as and consider to be a wrong idiom , so D is correct

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08 Jan 2018, 05:40
This question can be solved within 5 seconds if you know the right idiom,that is consider X,Y.So D is the right answer.

But how do you solve this question if you don't know the right idiom?

Unless you are using a hypothetical subjunctive,"whether" always outranks "if". So A and B are out.

Now among C,D and E

C. as being a legitimate target market and question whether-the use being is wrong here. Be always suspicious about the use of being but that doesn't mean being is always wrong.
D. a legitimate target market and question whether-looks good hold
E. were a legitimate target market, and they questioned whether -the use of were is wrong and they is ambiguous.

So D is the right answer.
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