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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


Here, the option A, B, E seem to be talking about Europe rather than bones. now known is better than known at present. so answer is C
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Can anyone explain the correct usages of words such as known, assume, and named.
Every time these words appear in the options with different usages, I took a lot of time to figure out which way is correct. Some of the variations appeared in GMAT-Prep are:

known as, known to be
named as, to be named
assumed as, assumed to be

Please explain.

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egmat, sayantanc2k,

Can anyone explain the correct usages of words such as known, assume, and named.
Every time these words appear in the options with different usages, I took a lot of time to figure out which way is correct. Some of the variations appeared in GMAT-Prep are:

known as, known to be
named as, to be named
assumed as, assumed to be

Please explain.

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Known as: named - My dog is known as Snoopy.
Known to be: acknowledged as - My dog is known to be unfriendly.

For the other 4 phrases, could you state the full sentence?

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Hi please place this question under GMAT Prep Exam Pack 2 - Its verified
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More over is there any other user/admin to whom i can forward such requests instead of troubling experts every time.
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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


btw. presently known, known at present, currently known, tends to be incorrect. No guarantee but my observation after doing more than 2000 questions
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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 - "large bones" cannot "be" "large prehistoric animals"
B) presently known as from large prehistoric animals, were usually assumed as - "known as from" is incorrect
C) bones now known to be those of large prehistoric animals, were usually assumed to be - correct
D) bones known at present as of large prehistoric animals, were usually assumed as those of - "as of" and "as those of" incorrect
E) currently known as those of large prehistoric animals, were usually assumed to be those of - "as those of" incorrect
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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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Known to --> a fact that people know.
For example:
12 moons are known to orbit Jupiter. (A fact that people know)

Known as --> named as
X is known as Y.

Since, we are discussing some facts that we know about, so "known to" is correct usage here. B, D and E are incorrect.
"now known to be large prehistoric animals" follows "Europe". It seems that "Bones" were known to be prehistoric animals, signaling awkward meaning. So, A is incorrect.

IMO C
Also, apart for the issues discussed above other choices have more issues in them. The sentence intends to talk about the Bones, which were discovered in some area, were assumed to be remains of large animals.

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 INCORRECT as mentioned above.
B. presently known as from large prehistoric animals, were usually assumed as "assumed as" is incorrect here. INCORRECT
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 (those of remains --> bones of remains. Also, "assumed as" is incorrect here. INCORRECT)
E. currently known as those of large prehistoric animals, were usually assumed to be those of (those of remains --> bones of remains INCORRECT)
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Hi,

I am stuck between B and C.

Option choice B : large bones discovered in the fields or caves of Europe, presently known as from large prehistoric animals, were usually assumed as the remains of giants

Option choice C : large bones discovered in the fields or caves of Europe, bones now known to be those of large prehistoric animals, were usually assumed to be the remains of giants

Though some posters have mentioned that assumed as is incorrect idiom, I would like discuss whether there is an alternate way to rule out option choice B.

There are two modifiers in the sentence describing the bones

First one - in non underlined portion - discovered in the fields or caves of Europe

Second one

option choice B - presently known as from large prehistoric animals

option choice C - bones now known to be those of large prehistoric animals

Does the modifier in the option choice B correctly describes the bones?

Request experts to kindly clarify.

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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

Noun modifier 'now known to be large prehistoric animals' modifies 'fields or caves of Europe' , nonsensical : Incorrect

B) presently known as from large prehistoric animals, were usually assumed as
Noun modifier 'presently known as from large prehistoric animals' modifies 'fields or caves of Europe' , nonsensical : Incorrect

C) bones now known to be those of large prehistoric animals, were usually assumed to be
[color=#ff0000]Noun+noun modifier 'bones now known to be those of large prehistoric animals' correctly 'modifies large bones' ; assumed to be is the right Idiom. :Correct
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D) bones known at present as of large prehistoric animals, were usually assumed as those of

"Assumed As" is incorrect

E) currently known as those of large prehistoric animals, were usually assumed to be those of
Noun modifier 'currently known as those of large prehistoric animals' modifies 'fields or caves of Europe' , nonsensical : Incorrect


Experts pls. comment

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