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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) an integral part of the criminal justice system and question whether
(E) are an integral part of the criminal justice system, and they question whether

When consider means “regard as,” as it does in this sentence, its object should be followed immediately by the phrase that identifies or describes that object. Thus, to be in A, as in B, and as being in C produce unidiomatic constructions in the context of the sentence.

Also, although if and whether can be used interchangeably after some verbs, question if, which appears in A and B, is unidiomatic, and they in B is unnecessary.

E also contains the unnecessary they, and it uses the ungrammatical construction consider… facilities are.

Grammatically and idiomatically, sound D is the best choice.

Originally posted by walker on 26 Dec 2007, 07:18.
Last edited by Bunuel on 20 May 2019, 03:53, edited 3 times in total.
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New post 26 Dec 2007, 07:32
Go with D.

IF is wrong since there is a choice. IF is used for hypothetical.
Skipped BEING -is always wrong for GMAT. E is wrong because of a pronoun issue.
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230. 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) an integral part of the criminal justice system and question whether
(E) are an integral part of the criminal justice system, and they question whether


Consider X Y and usage of whether ... therefore 'D'
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230. 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) an integral part of the criminal justice system and question whether
(E) are an integral part of the criminal justice system, and they question whether


Consider to be and Consider as - Both are no no in gmat .
E is awkward .

D stands.
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Thanks guys!

indeed "Consider to be" is out

I've found it in the net:
http://gmat-grammar.blogspot.com/2006/0 ... dioms.html
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Ans is D.

This SC is testing the idiom - Consider X Y

‘Consider X as Y’ or Consider ‘X to be Y’ or ‘Consider X are Y’ are NOT the correct usages.

Also GMAT prefers WHETHER over IF when ever a sentence indicates a condition.

As a side note, you are posting the questions in wrong forum. Please post the SC related questions in SC forum.
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Thanks guys!

indeed "Consider to be" is out

I've found it in the net:
http://gmat-grammar.blogspot.com/2006/0 ... dioms.html


Walker... as per me.. the deciding factor could be the usage of 'if' and 'whether'. When ever we try to compare two things, I guess we should use 'whether'. The question here actually does.... whether X ... (or Y part has been left out)

Hence we need to choose among C,D,E.... and among them, D is the best... C is out for the being word.. and E introduces a pronoun they which isnt necessary at all!
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walker wrote:
230. 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) an integral part of the criminal justice system and question whether
(E) are an integral part of the criminal justice system, and they question whether


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) an integral part of the criminal justice system and question whether [Correct]
(E) are an integral part of the criminal justice system, and they question whether
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New post 05 Aug 2019, 23:41
Clearly consider is followed by below format consider xy
So we are left with option d and e in option e they is ambiguous. Hence option d is the answer.

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