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Ancient tradition credited the Athenian Thespis as having

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Why 'Credited to' wont work in this question?
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Ancient tradition credited the Athenian Thespis as having invented Athenian tragedy in 535 B.C. when he stepped out from the Dionysian chorus and sang a solo in character.

(A) as having invented
(B) with having invented
(C) with the inventing of
(D) to have invented
(E) to be the inventor for


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Why 'Credited to' wont work in this question?

dushyanta , when credit as a verb followed by another verb (an action), credit takes with.

Correct: She is credited with saving the company.
Correct: If the whistleblower is treated as the law requires, he will be credited with having restored at least some degree of force to the rule of law.

Credit as a verb takes to only if a noun (and not an action) follows the verb credit:
Correct: The song was credited to the wrong composer.
Correct: The refund will be credited to your account.

In options D and E, credited is followed by two different verbs: to have invented and to be the inventor for.
I doubt that credited to be is ever correct, but in any case, to be is a verb and thus cannot be paired with the verb credit.
Credited to have invented is also wrong because to have invented is a verb phrase.

Credit with followed by action/verb is correct.

To give credit to someone for something is common and idiomatic, but in that case, credit is a noun.
See earlier posts in the thread; they address noun usage.
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Choice A is gone because Credited as is wrong, Choice D is gone because Credited to Have is wrong and E is wrong because Credited to be is wrong. The main difference between choice B and Choice C is "Having Invented" and "Inventing". Having invented happens before the main verb which in this case is credited while inventing happens at the same time as the main verb. Since the inventing happened before the crediting the answer is b

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