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While many historians consider the Iliad, Homer’s epic poem set in the Trojan war, to be a historical record of actual events, others regard it as nothing but an imaginative fable.

the Iliad, Homer’s epic poem set in the Trojan war, to be a historical record of actual events, others regard it as nothing but
the Iliad, Homer’s epic poem during the Trojan war, to be a historical record of actual events, others regard it to be nothing but
the Iliad, Homer’s epic poem set in the Trojan war, as a historical record of actual events, others regard it as nothing but
the Iliad, Homer’s epic poem during the Trojan war, a historical record of actual events, others regard it to be nothing but
the Iliad, Homer’s epic poem set in the Trojan war, a historical record of actual events, others regard it as nothing but

Originally posted by mukulgupta5 on 07 Jun 2016, 17:45.
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While many historians consider the Iliad, Homer’s epic poem set in the Trojan war, to be a historical record of actual events, others regard it as nothing but an imaginative fable.

the Iliad, Homer’s epic poem set in the Trojan war, to be a historical record of actual events, others regard it as nothing but
the Iliad, Homer’s epic poem during the Trojan war, to be a historical record of actual events, others regard it to be nothing but
the Iliad, Homer’s epic poem set in the Trojan war, as a historical record of actual events, others regard it as nothing but
the Iliad, Homer’s epic poem during the Trojan war, a historical record of actual events, others regard it to be nothing but
the Iliad, Homer’s epic poem set in the Trojan war, a historical record of actual events, others regard it as nothing but


Firstly please edit the question and mark the Underline properly.

Can anyone please tell me why 'A' is wrong here.
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mukulgupta5 wrote:
While many historians consider the Iliad, Homer’s epic poem set in the Trojan war, to be a historical record of actual events, others regard it as nothing but an imaginative fable.

the Iliad, Homer’s epic poem set in the Trojan war, to be a historical record of actual events, others regard it as nothing but
the Iliad, Homer’s epic poem during the Trojan war, to be a historical record of actual events, others regard it to be nothing but
the Iliad, Homer’s epic poem set in the Trojan war, as a historical record of actual events, others regard it as nothing but
the Iliad, Homer’s epic poem during the Trojan war, a historical record of actual events, others regard it to be nothing but
the Iliad, Homer’s epic poem set in the Trojan war, a historical record of actual events, others regard it as nothing but



People Consider Y to be X -it is not a correct form
So as
People Consider Y as X -also is not a correct form

Whereas , People consider Iliad a historical record , is correct idiomatic construction - and is the Correct Answer
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mukulgupta5 wrote:
While many historians consider the Iliad, Homer’s epic poem set in the Trojan war, to be a historical record of actual events, others regard it as nothing but an imaginative fable.

the Iliad, Homer’s epic poem set in the Trojan war, to be a historical record of actual events, others regard it as nothing but
the Iliad, Homer’s epic poem during the Trojan war, to be a historical record of actual events, others regard it to be nothing but
the Iliad, Homer’s epic poem set in the Trojan war, as a historical record of actual events, others regard it as nothing but
the Iliad, Homer’s epic poem during the Trojan war, a historical record of actual events, others regard it to be nothing but
the Iliad, Homer’s epic poem set in the Trojan war, a historical record of actual events, others regard it as nothing but


Isn't "a historical record of actual events" a noun modifier. As a noun modifier modifies the closer noun, therefore in case E, it seems to modify war, instead of Illiad. Then how is E correct.
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mukulgupta5 wrote:
While many historians consider the Iliad, Homer’s epic poem set in the Trojan war, to be a historical record of actual events, others regard it as nothing but an imaginative fable.

the Iliad, Homer’s epic poem set in the Trojan war, to be a historical record of actual events, others regard it as nothing but
the Iliad, Homer’s epic poem during the Trojan war, to be a historical record of actual events, others regard it to be nothing but
the Iliad, Homer’s epic poem set in the Trojan war, as a historical record of actual events, others regard it as nothing but
the Iliad, Homer’s epic poem during the Trojan war, a historical record of actual events, others regard it to be nothing but
the Iliad, Homer’s epic poem set in the Trojan war, a historical record of actual events, others regard it as nothing but


Isn't "a historical record of actual events" a noun modifier. As a noun modifier modifies the closer noun, therefore in case E, it seems to modify war, instead of Illiad. Then how is E correct.



'a historical record of actual events' is not a noun modifier.
The noun modifier here is 'Homer’s epic poem set in the Trojan war'
The first dependent clause without the modifier would look like
While many historians consider the Iliad a historical record of actual events, others regard it as nothing but an imaginative fable.
The question deals with correct Idiom usage. The correct idiom is "Consider X" and "Regard it as X".
Note that there is nothing between consider and X.
Consider it as, consider to be are always wrong.
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lotrgandalf wrote:
mukulgupta5 wrote:
While many historians consider the Iliad, Homer’s epic poem set in the Trojan war, to be a historical record of actual events, others regard it as nothing but an imaginative fable.

the Iliad, Homer’s epic poem set in the Trojan war, to be a historical record of actual events, others regard it as nothing but
the Iliad, Homer’s epic poem during the Trojan war, to be a historical record of actual events, others regard it to be nothing but
the Iliad, Homer’s epic poem set in the Trojan war, as a historical record of actual events, others regard it as nothing but
the Iliad, Homer’s epic poem during the Trojan war, a historical record of actual events, others regard it to be nothing but
the Iliad, Homer’s epic poem set in the Trojan war, a historical record of actual events, others regard it as nothing but


Isn't "a historical record of actual events" a noun modifier. As a noun modifier modifies the closer noun, therefore in case E, it seems to modify war, instead of Illiad. Then how is E correct.



'a historical record of actual events' is not a noun modifier.
The noun modifier here is 'Homer’s epic poem set in the Trojan war'
The first dependent clause without the modifier would look like
While many historians consider the Iliad a historical record of actual events, others regard it as nothing but an imaginative fable.
The question deals with correct Idiom usage. The correct idiom is "Consider X" and "Regard it as X".
Note that there is nothing between consider and X.
Consider it as, consider to be are always wrong.


This question can be easily solved by considering Idiom, only choice E has correct set of Idioms "Consider X" and "Regard it as X". :-D
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mukulgupta5 wrote:
While many historians consider the Iliad, Homer’s epic poem set in the Trojan war, to be a historical record of actual events, others regard it as nothing but an imaginative fable.

the Iliad, Homer’s epic poem set in the Trojan war, to be a historical record of actual events, others regard it as nothing but
the Iliad, Homer’s epic poem during the Trojan war, to be a historical record of actual events, others regard it to be nothing but
the Iliad, Homer’s epic poem set in the Trojan war, as a historical record of actual events, others regard it as nothing but
the Iliad, Homer’s epic poem during the Trojan war, a historical record of actual events, others regard it to be nothing but
the Iliad, Homer’s epic poem set in the Trojan war, a historical record of actual events, others regard it as nothing but


First idiom: Consider X Y (not X to be Y, not X as Y)
Second idiom: Regard as

That leaves us with E
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Why is Regard it to be incorrect?

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Why is Regard it to be incorrect?

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Correct idiom is :

"Regard as"

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B and D are both wrong because they change the meaning of the sentence. ‘the Iliad’ is set during the Trojan War, but they say that the poem itself was during the war. Which is also kind of nonsensical. Out of the remaining three the difference is in idiomatic construction. Only E has the correct idiomatic structure of ‘X consider Y a Z’. E is the answer
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Considered to be
Regarded as

I've seen these 2 idioms specifically the past few days.
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