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# Since red flags are likely to be raised at the IRS by the reporting of

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Hi,

I've done the practice 1 of MCGraw, and I've faced the following SC questions. They showed choice B as a correct answer, but as far as I know, the idiom usage of declare in choice B is wrong. Could please help me comprehend the question more deeply?

Since red flags are likely to be raised at the IRS by the reporting of gambling income, business owners who declare their income as business revenue is less likely to receive an audit.

A. Since red flags are likely to be raised at the IRS by the reporting of gambling income, business owners who declare their income as business revenue is less likely to receive an audit.

B. Because the reporting of gambling income is likely to raise red flags at the IRS, business owners can reduce their chances of receiving an audit by declaring that income as business revenue.

C. Business owners can reduce their chances of receiving an audit by declaring the income as business revenue, since the reporting of gambling income is likely to raise red flags at the IRS.

D. Their chances of receiving an audit are reduced by business owners who report that income as business revenue, because the reporting of gambling income is likely to raise red flags at the IRS.

E. The reporting of that income as business revenue can reduce the chances of business owners of receiving an audit, because of the red flags not having been raised at the IRS by the reporting of gambling income.
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07 Apr 2015, 03:48
pls smbdy explain ehy it cant be option-A
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07 Apr 2015, 07:06
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A. Since red flags are likely to be raised at the IRS by the reporting of gambling income, business owners who declare their income as business revenue is less likely to receive an audit.

B. Because the reporting of gambling income is likely to raise red flags at the IRS, business owners can reduce their chances of receiving an audit by declaring that income as business revenue.

C. Business owners can reduce their chances of receiving an audit by declaring the income as business revenue, since the reporting of gambling income is likely to raise red flags at the IRS. - change of meaning, there is no connection between first and second part of sentence.

D. Their chances of receiving an audit are reduced by business owners who report that income as business revenue, because the reporting of gambling income is likely to raise red flags at the IRS.

E. The reporting of that income as business revenue can reduce the chances of business owners of receiving an audit, because of the red flags not having been raised at the IRS by the reporting of gambling income.
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07 Apr 2015, 20:00
Hello Takoz89, can you please confirm if you found something about this idiom. I did a google search and came across this website: http://www.dominatethegmat.com/2011/01/gmat-idioms/. This says: Declare X to be Y.

So, as per this, B should have been: Because the reporting of gambling income is likely to raise red flags at the IRS, business owners can reduce their chances of receiving an audit by declaring that income to be business revenue.

Can someone verify this, or can someone verify this from MCGraw.
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08 Apr 2015, 13:02
I think the correct usage of declare is "declare noun adj", "declare adj noun" and "declare that".

"declare noun to be noun" seem suspective to me. If I can not find anybody here to explain the idiom use, I'll write to MCGraw offical website.
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24 Sep 2015, 04:24
I went through a Ron's post long back where he mentioned that both declare as and declare to be are wrong idiom usage. In a nutshell, usage of declare is same as that of considered.
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05 May 2016, 05:27
correct answer is option B as other options have incorrect idiom usages in them
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09 May 2017, 10:10
so, C is wrong because the meaning has changed?
About the idiom, is anything wrong with it?
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11 May 2017, 00:09
chessassistant wrote:
so, C is wrong because the meaning has changed?
About the idiom, is anything wrong with it?

Business owners can reduce their chances of receiving an audit by declaring the income as business revenue, since the reporting of gambling income is likely to raise red flags at the IRS.
IMO C is wrong because of this phrase "declaring the income". It is not clear if it is the same gambling income which is being declared.

What idiom are you talking about? If it is since it can used interchangeably with because.
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11 May 2017, 13:26
goforgmat wrote:
chessassistant wrote:
so, C is wrong because the meaning has changed?
About the idiom, is anything wrong with it?

Business owners can reduce their chances of receiving an audit by declaring the income as business revenue, since the reporting of gambling income is likely to raise red flags at the IRS.
IMO C is wrong because of this phrase "declaring the income". It is not clear if it is the same gambling income which is being declared.

What idiom are you talking about? If it is since it can used interchangeably with because.

thank you, it does change the meaning because we are not sure what income here refers to.
In real gmat, it must take more than 1 min to find such error, *sigh
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01 Jun 2017, 07:08
The idiom in C is also wrong, am i right?

Because it says: Business owners can reduce......, since
This is wrong, but would be right if it said something like: Business owners can reduce......, because

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15 Dec 2017, 08:34
what is "that" referring to in B ?

thanks
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16 Dec 2017, 05:04
hellosanthosh2k2 wrote:
what is "that" referring to in B ?

thanks

Hi hellosanthosh2k2,

that is referring to 'gambling'.
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