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An artistic presence of the first order, one frequently ranked with Picasso, Stravinsky, and James Joyce, Martha Graham was acclaimed as a great dancer long before her innovative masterworks made her the most honored of American choreographers.
(A) Martha Graham was acclaimed as
(B) Martha Graham was acclaimed to be
(C) Martha Graham’s acclaim is as
(D) Martha Graham’s acclaim to be
(E) Martha Graham’s acclaim was in being

The answer given is A why its not B can anyone explain this please?

is acclaimed as used as idiom?
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26 Aug 2009, 15:39
sagarsabnis wrote:
An artistic presence of the first order, one frequently ranked with Picasso, Stravinsky, and James Joyce, Martha Graham was acclaimed as a great dancer long before her innovative masterworks made her the most honored of American choreographers.
(A) Martha Graham was acclaimed as
(B) Martha Graham was acclaimed to be

The answer given is A why its not B can anyone explain this please?

is acclaimed as used as idiom?

yup you are right is acclaimed as is the correct idom, acclaimed to be is wrong. you are tempted because of clamis to be is the correct usuage.
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28 Aug 2009, 03:20
Ye, it's "considered as", "acclaimed as", so it's A.
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