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# When first introduced into North America, the tomato was

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When first introduced into North America, the tomato was [#permalink]

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When first introduced into North America, the tomato was unregarded that it was poisonous and was planted only as an ornament.
A.
B. considerd to be poisonous
C. regarded as being poison
D. considered poisonous
E. regarded to be poisonous

is "considered to be" and "regarded to be" incorrect in general, or only in this context??
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16 May 2007, 06:03
Jamesk486 wrote:
When first introduced into North America, the tomato was unregarded that it was poisonous and was planted only as an ornament.
A.
B. considerd to be poisonous
C. regarded as being poison
D. considered poisonous
E. regarded to be poisonous

is "considered to be" and "regarded to be" incorrect in general, or only in this context??

(D) it is

The other choices use incorrect idioms.
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16 May 2007, 06:08
is "considered to be" and "regarded to be" incorrect in general, or only in this context??

I dont think so ...but we do have a better option in the list !!
Can anyone plz tell which one to use and when ??

B. considerd to be poisonous
E. regarded to be poisonous

C. regarded as being poison
Wrong - being - rarely correct on GMAT

D. considered poisonous
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16 May 2007, 16:50
oh it should be "regarded that it was poisonous and was planted only as an ornament."

i made a typo ...anyways is "to be" incorrect then?
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16 May 2007, 19:27
my ans= d

i believe 'to be' is incorrect most of the times since it makes the sentence redundant somehow........
is this belief correct?? someone pls tell me........
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19 May 2007, 01:14
regards as is correct idiom.
consider is correct idiom.

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