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Gilbert Stuart is considered by most art critics ……………. greatest portrait painter north American colonels

1-that he was

2-as he was

3- who was the

4- the

why is the answer "4" not "3" or"1","2"?

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Because none of the others result in a grammatical sentence.

Gilbert Stuart is considered by most art critics that he was greatest portrait painter North America contains.

"that he was greatest" does not work, neither does "is considered ... that"

Gilbert Stuart is considered by most art critics as he was greatest portrait painter North America contains.

This has much the same problems: "as he was greatest' simply cannot work.

Gilbert Stuart is considered by most art critics who was the greatest portrait painter North America contains.

"is considered ... who" does not work

Gilbert Stuart is considered by most art critics [to be] the greatest portrait painter North America contains.

everything works.

  • "is considered ... who" does not work ,can you elaborate why ?? – m.mera Jun 12 at 4:57

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