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# In the late nineteenth century Annie Besant was widely regarded as

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A- Correct
B - "Secondary " is incorrect.
C - "Secondary" is incorrect
D - "ONe of the greater" is incorrect
E - Redundant Construction.
I go with A
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Ideom: regarded + as

being is usually incorrect in GMAT

This leaves us with A

ANS: A
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Ideom: regarded + as

being is usually incorrect in GMAT

This leaves us with A

ANS: A

thank you for that tip that being is usually wrong. i will file that one away in the memory banks!
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i am just starting my idiom review. is regarded as always used or are there any situations where regarded to be is correct
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Ideom: regarded + as

being is usually incorrect in GMAT

This leaves us with A

ANS: A

simple and straight explanation.
(A) is my choice.
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As far as I know, regarded to be is never correct

"being" is rarely correct, especially when all other options consist of a major error and "being" is the only awkward part of one of the options, then "being" can be okay.
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A is the answer.

As far as 'regarded to be' is concerned, I am not sure if it's wrong but it sounds wrong.

I know 'considered to be' is correct, which is why I cannot be certain if 'regarded to be' is correct or not. Usually, 'regarded as' is used in sentence constructions.
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I go with answer A.

regarded as ... --->> is the correct usage.
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OA is A.

the correct idiom is regard as...
regard is always with an as.
regard to be is always wrong
WRONG: Danny is regarded as being the greatest boxer of all time.
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GMAT Paper Test (Test Code 55), 1996

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Question No.: SC 12
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In the late nineteenth century Annie Besant was widely regarded as one of the greatest living public orators, second only to Gladstone in a culture where oratory was the dominant public medium.

Correct Idiom: "regarded as".

(A) as one of the greatest living public orators, second only - Correct

(B) to be one of the greatest living public orators, secondary only - Wrong: 1) Idiom issue 2) Meaning shift due to "secondary" instead of "second"

(C) that she was one of the greatest living public orators, secondary only - Wrong: 1) Idiom issue 2) Meaning shift due to "secondary" instead of "second"

(D) as being one of the greater living public orators she was only second - Wrong: 1) Idiom issue 2) Meaning shift due to "only second" instead of "second only"

(E) to be greater than most other living public orators, and she was second only - Wrong: 1) Idiom issue 2) Wordy 3) Shift in meaning due to the usage of clause instead of a modifier
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