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The current floods in Pakistan were caused by an incessant spell of rains, which weather scientists have forecast to continue into late next month and which were considered as the worst in the area for nearly a century

A. Pakistan were caused by an incessant spell of rains, which weather scientists have forecast to continue into late next month and which were considered as the worst in this area for nearly a century
B. Pakistan have been caused by an incessant spell of rains, a spell that weather scientists have forecast to continue into late next month and they consider as the worst in this area for nearly a century
C. Pakistan have been caused by an incessant spell of rains, a spell that weather scientists forecast to continue into late next month and that they consider the worst in this area for nearly a century
D. Pakistan have been caused by an incessant spell of rains, a spell that weather scientists forecast to continue into late next month and that they consider to be the worst in this area for nearly a century
E. Pakistan have been caused by an incessant spell of rains, a spell that weather scientists forecast to continue into late next month and that is considered as the worst in this area for nearly a century
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The current floods in Pakistan were caused by an incessant spell of rains, which weather scientists have forecast to continue into late next month and which were considered as the worst in the area for nearly a century

A. Pakistan were caused by an incessant spell of rains, which weather scientists have forecast to continue into late next month and which were considered as the worst in this area for nearly a century
B. Pakistan have been caused by an incessant spell of rains, a spell that weather scientists have forecast to continue into late next month and they consider as the worst in this area for nearly a century
C. Pakistan have been caused by an incessant spell of rains, a spell that weather scientists forecast to continue into late next month and that they consider the worst in this area for nearly a century
D. Pakistan have been caused by an incessant spell of rains, a spell that weather scientists forecast to continue into late next month and that they consider to be the worst in this area for nearly a century
E. Pakistan have been caused by an incessant spell of rains, a spell that weather scientists forecast to continue into late next month and that is considered as the worst in this area for nearly a century



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The current floods in Pakistan were caused by an incessant spell of rains, which, weather scientists have forecast to continue into late next month and which were considered as the worst in the area for nearly a century

A. Pakistan were caused by an incessant spell of rains, which weather scientists have forecast to continue into late next month and which were considered as the worst in this area for nearly a century
B. Pakistan have been caused by an incessant spell of rains, a spell that weather scientists have forecast to continue into late next month and they consider as the worst in this area for nearly a century
C. Pakistan have been caused by an incessant spell of rains, a spell that weather scientists forecast to continue into late next month and that they consider the worst in this area for nearly a century
D. Pakistan have been caused by an incessant spell of rains, a spell that weather scientists forecast to continue into late next month and that they consider to be the worst in this area for nearly a century
E. Pakistan have been caused by an incessant spell of rains, a spell that weather scientists forecast to continue into late next month and that is considered as the worst in this area for nearly a century



Answer: C


Interesting. I thought "Consider to be" is the appropriate idiom. Really surprised by this one. Any explanations?

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Hi Bunuel,

I sincerely request you to advise on how to apply the concept of idioms properly on the exam.
There are so many kinds of idioms and I find a little difficult to apply each of the idioms correctly in the SC questions.
Is there an effective method of applying the concept of idioms ?
Do you have a document which contains the list of the most popular and tested idioms on the GMAT.

I went for "D" in this question and found out that I was wrong.

Please advise and help.

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I had the same problem. Why is the use of the verb "to be" wrong in D?

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Hi Bunuel,

I sincerely request you to advise on how to apply the concept of idioms properly on the exam.
There are so many kinds of idioms and I find a little difficult to apply each of the idioms correctly in the SC questions.
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I went for "D" in this question and found out that I was wrong.

Please advise and help.

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Here in Option D "they consider to be.." , "they" refers to the weather scientists. And weather scientists are not considered worst but the spell is.
Hence it is incorrect.

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The correct Idiom is : Consider X Y.
Rest all the idioms related with "consider" are wrong.
Hence C is the clear winner.
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Hi there!

...of rains, which, weather ...

there is an extra comma in the question stem.

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Has the meaning not changed?
Original: were considered
Answer: they considered

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It has not been mentioned in any official guideline that the correct answer must retain the meaning of the original sentence. If there is only one grammatically correct choice, it must be selected even when it deviates in meaning from the original.

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...of rains, which, weather ...

there is an extra comma in the question stem.


Thank you for pointing out... corrected.

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Has the meaning not changed?
Original: were considered
Answer: they considered

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It has not been mentioned in any official guideline that the correct answer must retain the meaning of the original sentence. If there is only one grammatically correct choice, it must be selected even when it deviates in meaning from the original.

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mrgmatc01 wrote:
Has the meaning not changed?
Original: were considered
Answer: they considered

Please explain


It has not been mentioned in any official guideline that the correct answer must retain the meaning of the original sentence. If there is only one grammatically correct choice, it must be selected even when it deviates in meaning from the original.

WOW.
Would you be so kind to explain further? What about all those "meaning questions" where the problem is thet "that meaning was changed from original".
Links to read about it somewhere would be great too.
Thanks a lot in advance.


If there are two grammatically correct sentences, select the one that agrees with the meaning of the original sentence (that too if the original meaning is not something absurd).

There are many examples in OG in which the original meaning is not maintained in the correct option. Following is from OG 13:

Manufacturers rate batteries in watt-hours; if they rate the watt-hour higher, the longer the battery can be expected to last.
(A) if they rate the watt-hour higher, the longer (B) rating the watt-hour higher, it is that much longer (C) the higher the watt-hour rating, the longer (D) the higher the watt-hour rating, it is that much longer that (E) when the watt-hour rating is higher, the longer it is

A. Because of the way this version is constructed, the pronoun they, referring to manufacturers, illogically suggests that the manufacturers can make the batteries last longer simply by rating them higher. The cause and effect is also unparallel.

C. Correct. This version uses the correct logical and grammatical structure the higher X, … the longer Y.

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is "into" correctly used here?
it seems little awkward "into late next month"

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is "into" correctly used here?
it seems little awkward "into late next month"


It is alright - one of the meanings of the preposition "into" is "to a point within the limits of a period of time or extent of space" - "into" can be used both for time and for space.

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I see OG2017 Page 698 No.747, it's said that "consider to be" is right!

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I see OG2017 Page 698 No.747, it's said that "consider to be" is right!


Thank you for pointing out - authentic sources mention "consider to be" as "suspects". "Consider X Y" is definitely correct, but now that OG has such an example, we shall have to take "consider to be" as "correct" as well.

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The current floods in Pakistan were caused by an incessant spell of rains, which weather scientists have forecast to continue into late next month and which were considered as the worst in the area for nearly a century

A. Pakistan were caused by an incessant spell of rains, which weather scientists have forecast to continue into late next month and which were considered as the worst in this area for nearly a century

B. Pakistan have been caused by an incessant spell of rains, a spell that weather scientists have forecast to continue into late next month and they consider as the worst in this area for nearly a century

C. Pakistan have been caused by an incessant spell of rains, a spell that weather scientists forecast to continue into late next month and that they consider the worst in this area for nearly a century

D. Pakistan have been caused by an incessant spell of rains, a spell that weather scientists forecast to continue into late next month and that they consider to be the worst in this area for nearly a century

E. Pakistan have been caused by an incessant spell of rains, a spell that weather scientists forecast to continue into late next month and that is considered as the worst in this area for nearly a century

I marked D because I thought "to consider" and "to be" were parallel.

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