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# Listing the XY idioms. "Consider XY"

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19 Jul 2011, 05:59
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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 .

Note : criticism and corrections invited.
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19 Jul 2011, 06:33
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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

Note: Please correct me if I am wrong, particularly for " Assume XY".
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19 Jul 2011, 06:22
What is XY idiom? I mean what is the context behind it?
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19 Jul 2011, 09:24
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CDMA....

Consider
Declare
Make
Assume

I love it....
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19 Jul 2011, 11:35
"CDMA" is just awesome. I can never forget it. But are these the only XY idioms?
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19 Jul 2011, 21:22
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sgupta0827 wrote:
"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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27 Apr 2014, 05:41
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Added two more X Y idioms
"Consider XY"
"Declare XY"
"Make XY"
"Assume XY"
"Pronounced X Y"
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18 Jul 2017, 03:15

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

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22 Nov 2017, 06:56
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boobymiles wrote:

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

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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10 Mar 2018, 17:22
hello, experts, I need help.
in one question of OG, pronounce X Y. Is that correct?
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