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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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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

B.

Note "since" in the sentence.
have been is required.
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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

B. Since and passive require - have been worn.
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17 Apr 2009, 10:20
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vivektripathi wrote:
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

B.

Note "since" in the sentence.
have been is required.

Thanks. great explanation ... I chose A but now I see why it should be B...

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Also, IMO B

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 --> to be worn is not clearly modified the noun tartans the time it started to be worn and the lasting of such action to the present because of the appearance of since in the sentence
(B) alleged to have been worn --> since and have been are best accompanied by each other
(C) that are worn, it was alleged --> unidiomatical clauses and incorrect tense of verb was
(D) alleged as having been worn --> as used after alleged seems uidiomatic
(E) that are worn, allegedly --> allegedly is incorrectly and meaninglessly modified for verb worn.
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22 Apr 2009, 05:31
B..
Correct use of the word alleged. You do not require 'that are ..'. It is meant to be used more directly as in B.

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19 May 2010, 09:27
I went with B originally and then changed my response to D. I didn't know the idiomatic structure using "since."
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When you see "since" -> look for present perfect tense
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19 May 2010, 14:34
I chose D, but after a close reading concur with B, especially since the action of wearing tartans happened at an unspecified time before now or since antiquity(no specificity)
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20 May 2010, 04:48
vivektripathi wrote:
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

since clearly says answer should be B

C, D, E are all out for awkward structure. highlanders have been wearing tartans since antiquity so A is also out.
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20 May 2010, 15:34
vivektripathi wrote:
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

[Reveal] Spoiler: OA
B

Of all the options offered, B is the best. "To have been worn" is best.
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20 May 2010, 19:02
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pls check above link for OA.

OA is B.
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20 May 2010, 20:38
Agree with B - although didn't realize that since goes with "have been"
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26 Jul 2010, 07:17
B for me for reasons explained above.
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26 Jul 2010, 07:32
since -----> guides the present perfect "have been". Its B
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20 Aug 2010, 01:05
Its B.

There shouldnt be any verb since WERE is already present in the statement.
That leaves B and D. Present perfect is B.
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21 Aug 2010, 00:44
one more reason ...use of idiom alleged to is correct..hence B
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21 Aug 2010, 04:50
I picked B out of B & E.
Thanks for the explanation of "since...have been"
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23 May 2011, 07:31
IMO B

All other option sound very bad
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23 May 2011, 09:21
+1 to B. Took me some time but nailed it
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