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In the late nineteenth century Annie Besant was widely regarded as

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GMAT Paper Test (Test Code 55), 1996

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Question No.: SC 12
Page: 24

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.

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

(B) to be one of the greatest living public orators, secondary only

(C) that she was one of the greatest living public orators, secondary only

(D) as being one of the greater living public orators she was only second

(E) to be greater than most other living public orators, and she was second only
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regard as is the correct idiom...narrows down to A and D.

D is a run-on phrase and very wordy. A is proper by using a modifier and second only is correct while only second is incorrect.

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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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Mishari wrote:
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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Mishari wrote:
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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New post 21 Jun 2007, 07:34
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
Page: 24

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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