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Many financial analysts consider an upward trend in a firm’s current ratio a sign of improving liquidity.
a sign of
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a sign of -------------Correct: consider a sign of
as a sign of ----- wrong: consider as
to be a sign of ----- wrong: consider to be
a sign of their ------ wrong: a sign of their
as being a sign of ----wrong: consider as
An easy but unlikely question in real GMAT, since it is solely testing idiom use;however, good for concept learning
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The correct idiom is "consider X Y"
For example:
I consider you (just) a friend. :( X: you, Y: a friend.
I consider Metallica the best heavy metal band in the world. X: Metallica, Y:
the best heavy metal band in the world

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I choosed B, got it
consider x Y -- Correct
consider x as Y -- Wrong
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good explanation

consider xy

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I got it wrong to, :cry: but its consider X,Y
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The original sentence uses the correct idiom “to consider X Y” and draws a logical and structurally
parallel comparison between two nouns: “a trend” and “a sign.”

(A) CORRECT. This answer choice is correct as it repeats the original sentence.

(B) This answer choice uses the unidiomatic construction “to consider X as Y.”

(C) This answer choice uses the unidiomatic and redundant construction “to consider X to be
Y.”

(D) This answer choice uses the proper idiomatic construction “to consider X Y” but introduces
the plural pronoun “their,” which illogically refers to the plural noun “analysts” rather than the
company.

(E) This answer choice uses the unidiomatic construction “to consider X as being Y.”
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Many financial analysts consider an upward trend in a firm’s current ratio a sign of improving liquidity.

a sign of
Correct ; Consider X Y
as a sign of
Consider As : incorrect
to be a sign of
Consider to be ; Incorrect
a sign of their
Their has no antecedent
as being a sign of
Consider as is incorrect
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