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# Carthaginians are still commonly credited as the ones who salted Roman

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Carthaginians are still commonly credited as the ones who salted Roman fields during the Punic Wars despite the existence of credible evidence to the contrary.

(A) as the ones who salted

(B) as the salters of

(C) for salting

(D) with having salted

(E) with the salting of

Why is D better than E? The OA says that the option D is less passive than option E. I could not understand the reasoning and would request for some help on this.

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21 Jun 2014, 01:47
Refer following OG problem:

Egyptians are credited as having pioneered embalming methods as long as 2650 B.C.
a)as having
b)with having
c)to have
d)as the ones who
e)for being the ones who

In above mentioned official problem use of IDIOM is only tested, but this Kaplan's problem is testing something more than IDIOM and made D and E debatable choice.

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25 May 2017, 00:05
Hi,
Can you explain how D is better than E. In E it is clear that Cs are credited with something.
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27 May 2017, 14:10
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Nightmare007 wrote:
Hi,
Can you explain how D is better than E. In E it is clear that Cs are credited with something.

Perfect participle ("having + past participle") is used to indicate a completed action. Here a perfect participle is not required. Gerund "salting" is alright. E is better than D - OA changed.
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23 Aug 2018, 01:07
SJ007 wrote:
Carthaginians are still commonly credited as the ones who salted Roman fields during the Punic Wars despite the existence of credible evidence to the contrary.

(A) as the ones who salted

(B) as the salters of

(C) for salting

(D) with having salted

(E) with the salting of

Why is D better than E? The OA says that the option D is less passive than option E. I could not understand the reasoning and would request for some help on this.

Thanks

KAPLAN OFFICIAL EXPLANATION:

The correct idiom is credited with so you can eliminate (A), (B), and (C). Next, with the salting of in (E) is more passive than with having salted, so (D) is the better choice.

An 800 test taker suspects that, whenever the answer choices provide a verb followed by different prepositions, idioms are being tested. She tries to determine which preposition is appropriate by focusing on the idiom.
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