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# Roger Federer is regarded to be the best tennis player on

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Roger Federer is regarded to be the best tennis player on the planet.

A) to be the best tennis player on the planet
B) as the best tennis player on the planet
C) as being the best tennis player on the planet
D) to be the best tennis player in the planet
E) as the best tennis player in the planet

In this scenario "as" should not be LIKE because a verb do not follow ?? or here the meaning is: Roger Federer is regarder as the best tennis player on the planet IS REGARDED.
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Roger Federer is regarded to be the best tennis player on the planet.
A) to be the best tennis player on the planet
B) as the best tennis player on the planet
C) as being the best tennis player on the planet
D) to be the best tennis player in the planet
E) as the best tennis player in the planet

In this scenario "as" should not be LIKE because a verb do not follow ?? or here the meaning is: Roger Federer is regarder as the best tennis player on the planet IS REGARDED.

Dear Carcass:

This question is totally about idioms. It has nothing to do with the standard "like" vs. "as" distinction, used in comparisons. Yes, in a comparison, we use "as" when it's about an action and involves a verb, and we use "like" for nouns. This is NOT a comparison at all. It's all about what idiom correctly follows the verb "to regard".

Correct: I regard X as Y.
The verb "to regard" is always followed by a prepositional phrase beginning with preposition "as" --- this prepositional phrase shows the how the object is regarded.

Incorrect: I regard X as being Y.posting.php?mode=quote&f=138&p=1121378#
Incorrect: I regard X to be Y. posting.php?mode=quote&f=138&p=1121378#
The verb "to regard" is never followed by the infinitive "to be" and is never followed by the participle "being". Those are both 100% wrong.

Right away, that idiom eliminates answers (A) & (C) & (D) --- all wrong. That leave (B) and (E), which are almost identical, except for the ending ....
(B) .... the best tennis player on the planet
(E) .... the best tennis player in the planet

This is another idiom. The phrase "on the planet" is used in general for "everyone in the world", "all people alive today". That is a very common idiom. By contrast, the phrase "in the planet" is awkward and unclear --- are we talking about people inside the earth? are we talking about dead people who are buried? It's very unclear even what that phrase would mean in context. It is awkward and unclear, whereas "on the planet" is standard and completely clear.

Therefore (E) is wrong, and (B) is the only possible answer.

Does that make sense?

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13 Sep 2012, 18:09
Your question is not very clear, so I am not sure how to answer it. All in all, it's an idiom question, so you might want to look up the usage in Verbal section in GC (or any other standard verbal book).
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subhashghosh wrote:
Your question is not very clear, so I am not sure how to answer it. All in all, it's an idiom question, so you might want to look up the usage in Verbal section in GC (or any other standard verbal book).

Hi subhashghosh

My question is (sorry if I was not clear, I thought yes): I know the difference between Like and As but in this SC the correct idiom is regarded as.....so the answer is B.

My doubt is: in B as the best tennis player on the planet aside the question about the idiom we can use LIKE instead of as ?? because after as we do not have a verb . I't is only a doubt

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14 Sep 2012, 15:17
Thanks for your intervention on this issue mike

thanks a lot
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15 Sep 2012, 05:13
I love roger federer and I got this question right Analogy- You love something you will get it right
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25 Jul 2013, 05:05
The correct idiom is regarded as

: Another question testing the idiom is

Because of the business community’s uncertainty about the President’s position in regard to the issue of the budget deficit, an unanticipated rise in interest rates has occurred.

(A) in regard to the issue of the budget deficit, an unanticipated rise in interest rates has
(B) on the deficit, an unanticipated rise in interest rates has
(C) regarding the budgetary deficit, an unanticipated rise in interest rates have
(D) on the deficit, an unanticipated rise in interest rates have
(E) regarding the deficit, an unanticipated rise in interest rats have
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