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# Credited as one of the founders of Western Philosophy, the

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Credited as one of the founders of Western Philosophy, the author is an enigmatic
figure known chiefly through the accounts of later classical writers
and the plays of
his contemporaries.

A. Credited as one of the founders of Western Philosophy, the author is an
enigmatic figure known chiefly through the accounts of later classical writers
B. Credited with being one of the founders of Western Philosophy, the author‘s
enigmatic figure is known chiefly through the accounts of later classical
writers
C. Credited to be one of the founders of Western Philosophy, the author is an
enigmatic figure known chiefly through the account of later classical writers
D. Credited with being one of the founders of Western Philosophy, the author is
an enigmatic figure known chiefly through the accounts of later classical
writers
E. Credited as one of the founders of Western Philosophy, the author is an
enigmatic figure known chiefly from the account of later classical writers
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17 May 2011, 06:53
The issue is one of idiom I suppose. Credit with is the right one compared to credit as or credit to be. WE are left with B a D and in B the modifier is dangling. D is correct
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17 May 2011, 07:11
yeah, i was hit by idiom. I thought 'being' is pretty much out, but got it wrong.
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17 May 2011, 08:17
+1 D

"Credit with" is the idiom.
In E, "the author‘s enigmatic figure" doesn't match with the phrase at the begining of the sentence.
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17 May 2011, 09:24
Great example of the use of the red flag word "being"---but in a correct answer choice.
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17 May 2011, 09:35
Remember that "being" is NOT gramatically wrong. GMAT doesn't like "being" because sometimes is wordy.
In this sense, "being" could be correct if there is not a more concise option.
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17 May 2011, 12:08
credited with is the idiom used here. modifier for possessive form also utilized.

D it is.
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17 May 2011, 12:48
I agree. It is a good example to show 'being' is not always wrong.
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I got A
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29 Jun 2011, 10:03
D. is correct.
credited with is the correct idiom.
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