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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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06 Nov 2005, 21:16
They are alleging now.
Tartans were worn in the past.

Thus, (B) is good.
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07 Nov 2005, 00:11
This should be B.

A was equally good, but then when we have "to be" there is an element of uncertainty, but tartns weren't no uncertian. So it should be alleged to have been.
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07 Nov 2005, 01:28
it is B.

it requires a present perfect tense in passive form.
So B is the one.
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