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349. In 1791 Robert Carter III, one of the wealthiest plantation owners in Virginia, stunned his family, friends, and neighbors by filing a deed of emancipation, setting free the more than 500 slaves who were legally considered his property.

(A) setting free the more than 500 slaves who were legally considered
(B) setting free more than the 500 slaves legally considered as
(C) and set free more than 500 slaves, who were legally considered as
(D) and set free more than the 500 slaves who were legally considered
(E) and he set free the more than 500 slaves who were legally considered as
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03 Apr 2009, 19:20
I'd go with A.

"As" isn't necessary after "considered," which is in B, C, and E. Also, "the" is misplaced in both B and D. "Setting free..." is correct usage unlike the forms in C, D, and E.
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04 Apr 2009, 06:55
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I'd go with A.

"As" isn't necessary after "considered," which is in B, C, and E. Also, "the" is misplaced in both B and D. "Setting free..." is correct usage unlike the forms in C, D, and E.

OA is A. thanks. I thought 'the' is misplaced in A ... hmmm..thanks now I know that 'the more than 500' rather than 'more than the 500' ...
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31 Dec 2010, 05:28
went with B. but thanks for the explanation
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07 Jan 2011, 11:04
between A,D
A is correct
D- more than the 500 slave (specific 500)
other have idiom issue...considered is never followed by as ,to
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01 Apr 2011, 03:03
What is the correct idiom usage? X considered Y?
What's wrong with X considered as Y?
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27 Apr 2011, 04:23
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between A,D
A is correct
D- more than the 500 slave (specific 500)
other have idiom issue...considered is never followed by as ,to

What and how does A means correctly than D? Is there any other question and examples which can clarify the "the" placement funda/logic?
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12 May 2011, 02:53
"Setting Free the more than 500" ! Does not tis sound weird ? I went with option B.
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"Setting Free the more than 500" ! Does not tis sound weird ? I went with option B.

"the more than 500" and "more than 500" are both syntactically correct but not semantically as the absence of article "the" changes the meaning of the sentence.

"the": tells us that he had only 500 slaves and he freed all of them.
absence of "the": tells us that he freed 500 slaves out of all slaves he owned and thus changes the meaning.

also; "considered as legally" sounds as if the slaves are still considered as his property, whereas the actual event happened way in the past.

the statement with "and" should be ignored as it makes the two acts, filing the deed and setting free, independent of each other, whereas the original sentence conveys that the first act caused the second.

"A" is most appropriate.
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I answered this question wrong because I was not aware of the meaning of "Emancipation"

I thought this question has 2 clauses:
1. stunned his family, friends, and neighbors by filing a deed of emancipation
2. setting free the more than 500 slaves who were legally considered his property

Logically, to join two clauses, you choose an option with "and".

I chose the option (D) because it has the right idiom "Considered" but when I chose this option I had a little apprehension about the tense of "set", which is in present tense whereas "stunned" is in past tense.

But I had a gut feel that (D) is the right option which finally turned out to be wrong.

The mistake I have done was, I was not able to understand that the second clause is qualifying "emancipation" rather than introducing a new clause.
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+1 A

"setting" is required because we need to explain what deed of emancipationd did. "setting" is a modifier.
B changes the number of slaves.
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Here is a GPREP topic that stands for the utility of the definite article ‘the’,in bringing out the totality of an issue.

As a result of the ground-breaking work of Barbara McClintock, many scientists now believe that all of the
information encoded in 50.000 to 100.000 of the different genes found in a human cell are contained in
merely
three percent of the cell's DNA.
(A) 50,000 to 100,000 of the different genes found in a human cell are contained in merely
(B) 50,000 to 100,000 of the human cell's different genes are contained in a mere
(C) the 50,000 to 100,000 different genes found in human cells are contained in merely
(D) 50,000 to 100,000 of human cells' different genes is contained in merely
(E) the 50,000 to 100,000 different genes found in a human cell is contained in a mere

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E
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In 1791 Robert Carter III, one of the wealthiest plantation owners in Virginia, stunned his family, friends, and neighbors by filing a deed of emancipa¬tion, setting free the more than 500 slaves who were legally considered his property.
(A) setting free the more than 500 slaves who were legally considered
(B) setting free more than the 500 slaves legally considered as
(C) and set free more than 500 slaves, who were legally considered as
(D) and set free more than the 500 slaves who were legally considered
(E) and he set free the more than 500 slaves who were legally considered as
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After eliminating unidiomatic choices involving the use of the verb ‘consider’, we are left with A and D. The gist of the topic is that the Robert stunned his family, friends, and neighbors, by releasing all (note all) the slaves he held in his enrollment. The is the implication of the use of the definite article ‘the‘in the original text. When you drop the definite article, then it means that Robert had more than 500 slaves and of them he released only 500. This is distorted intention. Hence A is the right choice
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In 1791 Robert Carter III, one of the wealthiest plantation owners in Virginia, stunned his family, friends, and neighbors by filing a deed of emancipation, setting free the more than 500 slaves who were legally considered his property.
(A) setting free the more than 500 slaves who were legally considered
(B) setting free more than the 500 slaves legally considered as
(C) and set free more than 500 slaves, who were legally considered as
(D) and set free more than 500 slaves who were legally considered
(E) and he set free the more than 500 slaves who were legally considered as
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18 Aug 2011, 12:31
IMO A
B,C,E is wrong as it is X were Considered Y and not X were considered as Y.
D is wrong because setting free is effect of the cause (i.e. filing a deed of emancipation)
so we have to use --ing form.( Setting and not "and set free")
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+1 for A

timeis here pretty much sums up the reason for A, so nothing to add from my end.
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18 Aug 2011, 13:46
+1 A

C, D, and E are wrng because we need a phrase to modify the main clause. We don't need a new idea in a new clause.

"Consider" doesn't need "as".

B changes the meaning. Carter III set free all the people who were slave (more than 500).
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18 Aug 2011, 19:06
I picked D.

"the more than 500 slaves" didn't sounds right to me. OA plz?
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18 Aug 2011, 22:55
I will go with A as well.

consider generally does not require a preposition (in GMAT SC ).

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