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The distinctive hereditary tartans that are alleged to be [#permalink] New post 13 Dec 2003, 07:09
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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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 [#permalink] New post 13 Dec 2003, 07:38
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tartans are not alleged .. so a, b and d are out
it was not since antiquity that allegations came about so c. It distorts the meaning
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Re: SC: Tartans ( Spoil your weekend -7) [#permalink] New post 13 Dec 2003, 08:22
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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


explain please.


IMO, B is the best answer.

Only B makes it clear that the tartans are "alleged" to "have been worn".
Alleged refers not to the noun "Tartans" but to the action of "worn".

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 [#permalink] New post 13 Dec 2003, 08:26
I vote for B too.
Is it okay to say tartans that are ?
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 [#permalink] New post 15 Dec 2003, 14:43
Another vote for B. "since antiquity" requires "have been worn"
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