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The distinctive hereditary tartans that are alleged to
be worn
since antiquity by members of the Highland
clans were in fact designed by Scottish woolen
manufacturers in the eighteenth and nineteenth
centuries.

(A) that are alleged to be worn
(B) alleged to have been worn
(C) that are worn, it was alleged.
(D) alleged as having been worn
(E) that are worn, allegedly.

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(A) that are alleged to be worn
- wrong tense. (to be)

(B) alleged to have been worn
- correct tense. We need 'have been' to suggest the tartans are still being worn today

(C) that are worn, it was alleged.
- clumsy construction

(D) alleged as having been worn
- 'as having' is wrong

(E) that are worn, allegedly.
- 'awkward sounding'

B it is.
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11 Mar 2005, 08:29
"B"...but I think B needs a comma before alleged.
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11 Mar 2005, 16:59
ywilfred wrote:
(D) alleged as having been worn
- 'as having' is wrong

I was confused with (D). Can you tell me why (D) is wrong?
What is difference between "having been.." and "have been.."? Please if possible give some examples.... Thanks...
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11 Mar 2005, 21:00
As far as I know...having been can only be used in a participle phrase ("Having been to Russia, he knew how to speak Russian)

have been is the conjugation of the verb be in the present perfect tense (started in the past and continuing in the present)

I leave the above to be corrected by the gurus! (Paul seems to be busy these days!)
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12 Mar 2005, 09:19
'having' is a present participle, and you cannot express the time difference between two actions using the present participle and a past participle.

To express something in present prefect form, you'll need
has/have + been
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15 Mar 2005, 07:05
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15 Mar 2005, 11:27
B

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