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# Despite the controversy surrounding the invention of the telephone, be

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Despite the controversy surrounding the invention of the telephone, because Alexander Graham Bell's design was the first to be patented, he is most often credited for the title "The Father of the Telephone".

A. because Alexander Graham Bell's design was the first to be patented, he is most often credited for the title
B. Alexander Graham Bell's design was the first to be patented because he is most often credited for being titled
C. because the patent that was designed by Alexander Graham Bell was the first, he is most often credited with the title
D. because his design was patented first, Alexander Graham Bell is most often credited with the title
E. the patent design by Alexander Graham Bell was the first, so he is the one most often credited with the title

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27 Sep 2015, 03:20
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D.

Correct idiom is Credit with NOT Credit for. Hence, strike off A and B
Now, what exactly came first? It is the act of patenting. Only choice D describes this the best.

E. the patent design by Alexander Graham Bell was the first, so he is the one most often credited with the title[/quote] --- First for what??! Hence, eliminate (also C on the same grounds)

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Despite the controversy surrounding the invention of the telephone, because Alexander Graham Bell's design was the first to be patented, he is most often credited for the title "The Father of the Telephone".

A. because Alexander Graham Bell's design was the first to be patented, he is most often credited for the title
B. Alexander Graham Bell's design was the first to be patented because he is most often credited for being titled
C. because the patent that was designed by Alexander Graham Bell was the first, he is most often credited with the title
D. because his design was patented first, Alexander Graham Bell is most often credited with the title
E. the patent design by Alexander Graham Bell was the first, so he is the one most often credited with the title
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27 Sep 2015, 10:17
+ 1 for D for use of 2 correct idiomatic expressions -

1. Credited with

2. Despite x, y
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27 Sep 2015, 11:14
reto wrote:
Despite the controversy surrounding the invention of the telephone, because Alexander Graham Bell's design was the first to be patented, he is most often credited for the title "The Father of the Telephone".

A. because Alexander Graham Bell's design was the first to be patented, he is most often credited for the title
B. Alexander Graham Bell's design was the first to be patented because he is most often credited for being titled
C. because the patent that was designed by Alexander Graham Bell was the first, he is most often credited with the title
D. because his design was patented first, Alexander Graham Bell is most often credited with the title
E. the patent design by Alexander Graham Bell was the first, so he is the one most often credited with the title

we can eliminate options A and B for the use of prossessive form of noun as antecedent of pronoun he.
since Bell's design is first patented design, he is given importance.
So first should modify patent. So C and E are eliminated for that error.
E also uses so improperly.
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25 Apr 2017, 14:24
credited with is the correct idiom - A & B are out right away.
C & E changes the meaning - was designed first is not the same as patented first.
D remains.
I select E though, later realized the mistake...
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Despite the controversy surrounding the invention of the telephone, because Alexander Graham Bell's design was the first to be patented, he is most often credited for the title "The Father of the Telephone".

A. because Alexander Graham Bell's design was the first to be patented, he is most often credited for the title possessive can not be antecedent of he
B. Alexander Graham Bell's design was the first to be patented because he is most often credited for being titled same as A
C. because the patent that was designed by Alexander Graham Bell was the first, he is most often credited with the title patent was not designed by AGB
D. because his design was patented first, Alexander Graham Bell is most often credited with the title correct
E. the patent design by Alexander Graham Bell was the first, so he is the one most often credited with the title patent was not designed by AGB and incorrect meaning
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