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# Critics of the trend toward privately operated prisons

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Critics of the trend toward privately operated prisons [#permalink]

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12 Jun 2009, 01:10
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Critics of the trend toward privately operated prisons consider corrections facilities to be an integral part of the criminal justice system and question if profits should be made from incarceration.
A. to be an integral part of the criminal justice system and question if
B. as an integral part of the criminal justice system and they question if
C. as being an integral part of the criminal justice system and question whether
D. as integral part of the criminal justice system and question whether
E. are an integral part of the criminal justice system, and they question whether

Please discuss as i dont have Oa for this one. Thanks. I feel all the answers are wrong.

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12 Jun 2009, 10:03
I would opt for D provided the option is

D. AN integral part of the criminal justice system and question whether.

Consider X(Someone / Something) Y(a Noun / in other words an adjective descirbing X)

There should not be any TO BE / AS following Consider.

...........Consider corrections facilities (X) an integral part of the criminal justice system(y)

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13 Jun 2009, 01:08
mbaMission wrote:
vaivish1723 wrote:
Critics of the trend toward privately operated prisons consider corrections facilities to be an integral part of the criminal justice system and question if profits should be made from incarceration.
A. to be an integral part of the criminal justice system and question if -- if not correct here. whether should be used
B. as an integral part of the criminal justice system and they question if -- if not correct here. whether should be used
C. as being an integral part of the criminal justice system and question whether --being is unnecessary
D. as integral part of the criminal justice system and question whether --IMO
E. are an integral part of the criminal justice system, and they question whether -- 'are' and 'they' not required

Please discuss as i dont have Oa for this one. Thanks. I feel all the answers are wrong.

D

In 'C' I agree that 'being' is unnecessary.. but 'an' is not. I think '...as an integral part...' would be better than '...as integral part...'
Now, if we consider stmnts with '...an...' , we are left with 'A' and 'E'.
I agree that in 'A', 'whether' would sound better than 'if', so disregarding that, we are left with 'E'.

I go for 'E' too.
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13 Jun 2009, 09:31
"Consider as" is the correct idiom.....So that leaves us with b, c, and d......C is out because of the use of being which results in a passive construct......We have to use "whether" rather than "if" here since whether is the correct construct to introduce a choice......So I'll choose D...........However I still feel that the best choice is not here....In most of the cases we can omit the as after consider.....But all the choices without the as are having grammetical mistakes.......
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13 Jun 2009, 09:44
IMO "E". As in D, AN is clearly missing and I don't see anything incorrect in E.

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14 Jun 2009, 04:59
tashu wrote:
IMO "E". As in D, AN is clearly missing and I don't see anything incorrect in E.

I don't think "an" is required...

consider.... facilities as integral part...

an is commonly used with singular things.

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Re: Proison corrections   [#permalink] 14 Jun 2009, 04:59
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