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Listing the XY idioms.

"Consider XY"
"Declare XY"
"Make XY"
"Assume XY"


In short CDMA ( Consider, declare, make and assume )... this is how I learned it .

Please add to the list.


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What is XY idiom? I mean what is the context behind it?

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dreambeliever wrote:
What is XY idiom? I mean what is the context behind it?


X and Y must parallel statements.

example:

Correct : Rita considers tom a laggard.
Incorrect : Rita considers tom as a laggard.


X= tom
Y= A laggard.

Correct : Sam declared his dog the ugliest in the town.
Incorrect : Sam declared his dog to be the ugliest in the town.


X=his dog
Y= the ugliest

Correct : Please make my child a better singer.
Incorrect : Please make my child as a better singer.


X= My child
Y= a better singer

Correct : Rebecca assumed Tony the strongest lad in college.
Incorrect : Rebecca assumed Tony as the strongest lad in college
X=Tony
Y=the strongest lad



Note: Please correct me if I am wrong, particularly for " Assume XY".

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CDMA....

Consider
Declare
Make
Assume
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I love it....
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"CDMA" is just awesome. I can never forget it. But are these the only XY idioms?
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"CDMA" is just awesome. I can never forget it. But are these the only XY idioms?


I have come across only these XY idioms, if any one has any other then please add.


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Added two more X Y idioms
"Consider XY"
"Declare XY"
"Make XY"
"Assume XY"
"Pronounced X Y"
"Made X Y"

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What about the following:

Q.Until a few centuries ago, any large bones discovered in the fields or caves of Europe, now
known to be large prehistoric animals, were usually assumed to be
the remains of giants and were
often displayed as curiosities in castles, palaces, town halls, churches, and monasteries.

A. now known to be large prehistoric animals, were usually assumed to be
B. presently known as from large prehistoric animals, were usually assumed as
C. bones now known to be those of large prehistoric animals, were usually assumed to be
D. bones known at present as of large prehistoric animals, were usually assumed as those of
E. currently known as those of large prehistoric animals, were usually assumed to be those of


..... answer is C: "Assumed to be" , can someone please advise??

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boobymiles wrote:
What about the following:

Q.Until a few centuries ago, any large bones discovered in the fields or caves of Europe, now
known to be large prehistoric animals, were usually assumed to be
the remains of giants and were
often displayed as curiosities in castles, palaces, town halls, churches, and monasteries.

A. now known to be large prehistoric animals, were usually assumed to be
B. presently known as from large prehistoric animals, were usually assumed as
C. bones now known to be those of large prehistoric animals, were usually assumed to be
D. bones known at present as of large prehistoric animals, were usually assumed as those of
E. currently known as those of large prehistoric animals, were usually assumed to be those of


..... answer is C: "Assumed to be" , can someone please advise??


I couldn't find any info on assume in my GMAT materials. According to the online Cambridge Dictionary, both assume that and assume to + (inf.) are correct. None of the examples seems to use assume XY, or assume as.

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