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Foreign exchange reserves, often taken to be a yardstick for gauging a country's financial strength, are the foreign currency deposits and bonds held by central banks or monetary authorities
A. often taken to be a yardstick for gauging a country's financial strength, are the foreign currency deposits and bonds held by
B. often taken as a yardstick to gauge a country's financial strength, is the foreign currency deposits and bonds held by
C. often taken as a yardstick to gauge a country's financial strength, are the foreign currency deposits and bonds held by
D. often taken for a yardstick to gauge a country's financial strength, are the foreign currency deposits and bonds being held by
E. often taken to be a yardstick for the gauging a country's financial strength, is the foreign currency deposits and bonds held by

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Two Splits to watch out in this SC - (1) Subject Verb agreement

Subject is Plural - Foreign exchange reserves.

Verb should be - are. Hence reject {B and E}

(2) taken to be V/S taken as - Correct expression I think should be taken as. Hence Reject {A and D}


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Foreign exchange reserves, often taken to be a yardstick for gauging a country's financial strength, are the foreign currency deposits and bonds held by central banks or monetary authorities
A. often taken to be a yardstick for gauging a country's financial strength, are the foreign currency deposits and bonds held by
B. often taken as a yardstick to gauge a country's financial strength, is the foreign currency deposits and bonds held by
C. often taken as a yardstick to gauge a country's financial strength, are the foreign currency deposits and bonds held by
D. often taken for a yardstick to gauge a country's financial strength, are the foreign currency deposits and bonds being held by
E. often taken to be a yardstick for the gauging a country's financial strength, is the foreign currency deposits and bonds held by
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Foreign exchange reserves, often taken to be a yardstick for gauging a country's financial strength, are the foreign currency deposits and bonds held by central banks or monetary authorities
A. often taken to be a yardstick for gauging a country's financial strength, are the foreign currency deposits and bonds held by
B. often taken as a yardstick to gauge a country's financial strength, is the foreign currency deposits and bonds held by
C. often taken as a yardstick to gauge a country's financial strength, are the foreign currency deposits and bonds held by
D. often taken for a yardstick to gauge a country's financial strength, are the foreign currency deposits and bonds being held by
E. often taken to be a yardstick for the gauging a country's financial strength, is the foreign currency deposits and bonds held by

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(e) Often taken to be a.... incorrect use of idiom, eliminate
(d) Often taken for a... incorrect idiom again.
(a) taken to be - questionable idiom
B/C is the foreign currency, are the foreign currency - operative being reserves (pl) eliminate B,

C is the answer!!
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Foreign exchange reserves, often taken to be a yardstick for gauging a country's financial strength, are the foreign currency deposits and bonds held by central banks or monetary authorities
A. often taken to be a yardstick for gauging a country's financial strength, are the foreign currency deposits and bonds held by
B. often taken as a yardstick to gauge a country's financial strength, is the foreign currency deposits and bonds held by
C. often taken as a yardstick to gauge a country's financial strength, are the foreign currency deposits and bonds held by
D. often taken for a yardstick to gauge a country's financial strength, are the foreign currency deposits and bonds being held by
E. often taken to be a yardstick for the gauging a country's financial strength, is the foreign currency deposits and bonds held by

My working
(e) Often taken to be a.... incorrect use of idiom, eliminate
(d) Often taken for a... incorrect idiom again.
(a) taken to be - questionable idiom
B/C is the foreign currency, are the foreign currency - operative being reserves (pl) eliminate B,

C is the answer!!


Between 'C' and 'A' eliminated 'A'

reason :- 'for gauging' ,which i found bit awkward compared to 'to gauge'
was it right or 'for gauging' is right?
i has not paid attention to idiom because i wasnt knowin it.
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Between 'C' and 'A' eliminated 'A'

reason :- 'for gauging' ,which i found bit awkward compared to 'to gauge'
was it right or 'for gauging' is right?
i has not paid attention to idiom because i wasnt knowin it.


"taken to be" and "taken as" are both correct idiom form. "for gauging" is unidiomatic and it should be "to gauge".

OA is C :-D
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Aristocrat wrote:

Between 'C' and 'A' eliminated 'A'

reason :- 'for gauging' ,which i found bit awkward compared to 'to gauge'
was it right or 'for gauging' is right?
i has not paid attention to idiom because i wasnt knowin it.


"taken to be" and "taken as" are both correct idiom form. "for gauging" is unidiomatic and it should be "to gauge".

OA is C :-D


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Foreign exchange reserves, often taken to be a yardstick for gauging a country's financial strength, are the foreign currency deposits and bonds held by central banks or monetary authorities
A. often taken to be a yardstick for gauging a country's financial strength, are the foreign currency deposits and bonds held by
B. often taken as a yardstick to gauge a country's financial strength, is the foreign currency deposits and bonds held by
C. often taken as a yardstick to gauge a country's financial strength, are the foreign currency deposits and bonds held by----correct
D. often taken for a yardstick to gauge a country's financial strength, are the foreign currency deposits and bonds being held by
E. often taken to be a yardstick for the gauging a country's financial strength, is the foreign currency deposits and bonds held by

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Foreign exchange reserves, often taken to be a yardstick for gauging a country's financial strength, are the foreign currency deposits and bonds held by central banks or monetary authorities
A. often taken to be a yardstick for gauging a country's financial strength, are the foreign currency deposits and bonds held by
B. often taken as a yardstick to gauge a country's financial strength, is the foreign currency deposits and bonds held by
C. often taken as a yardstick to gauge a country's financial strength, are the foreign currency deposits and bonds held by
D. often taken for a yardstick to gauge a country's financial strength, are the foreign currency deposits and bonds being held by
E. often taken to be a yardstick for the gauging a country's financial strength, is the foreign currency deposits and bonds held by


Eliminate the fluff between comma's. Subject is plural Eliminate B and E. D eliminate because of being. Between A and C, taken as a yardstick is the correct idiom.
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getgyan wrote:
Aristocrat wrote:

Between 'C' and 'A' eliminated 'A'

reason :- 'for gauging' ,which i found bit awkward compared to 'to gauge'
was it right or 'for gauging' is right?
i has not paid attention to idiom because i wasnt knowin it.


"taken to be" and "taken as" are both correct idiom form. "for gauging" is unidiomatic and it should be "to gauge".

OA is C :-D



I guess FOR is also correct, though not in this case. Example- You take someone for granted, or Take him for his words, or take him for a ride :lol: .
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Foreign exchange reserves, often taken to be a yardstick for gauging a country's financial strength, are the foreign currency deposits and bonds held by central banks or monetary authorities


The quick choices that must be made along the lines of options are whether to choose to be, or as, or for

Meaning
Foreign exchange reserves are the foreign currency deposits and bonds under the control of central banks or monetary authorities and foreign exchange are often considered as yardstick to gauge the country's financial strength,

POE
Here the Financial reserves perform the function of a meter to gauge the country's financial strength. So as is best served for the purpose.
So option A, D, E can be eliminated.
Between B,C C is suited better as it obeys SVA


A. often taken to be a yardstick for gauging a country's financial strength, are the foreign currency deposits and bonds held by
B. often taken as a yardstick to gauge a country's financial strength, is the foreign currency deposits and bonds held by
C. often taken as a yardstick to gauge a country's financial strength, are the foreign currency deposits and bonds held by
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E. often taken to be a yardstick for the gauging a country's financial strength, is the foreign currency deposits and bonds held by
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Imo C
reserves is a plural verb so are will come
often taken as a yardstick is correct as is appropriate here
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