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Egyptians are credited as having pioneered embalming methods as long ago as 2650 B.C.

(A) as having
(B) with having
(C) to have
(D) as the ones who
(E) for being the ones who

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Credited with - when we mention what someone has achieved...
Credited to - when we associate one's achievement/success with a source/reason of something else...

Newton is credited with discovering the laws of motion. -- here we talk about what is achieved.
Edison is credited with discovering the bulb -- here we talk about what is achieved.
We had to credit much of our success to simple good luck. -- here we talk about the source of achievement.

guess such difference is explained in MGMAT SC.
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Choice B.

Whenever you see the word credited it has to go with the word "with".

This is just one of those idiomatic things that you have to memorize.
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Choice B.

Whenever you see the word credited it has to go with the word "with".

This is just one of those idiomatic things that you have to memorize.


Not always. I think there are other idiomatic usages of credit

She got no credit for solving the problem.
Her boss took credit for everything she'd done.

I think these are correct idiomatic usages of credit as well.
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cereal255 wrote:
Choice B.

Whenever you see the word credited it has to go with the word "with".

This is just one of those idiomatic things that you have to memorize.


Not always. I think there are other idiomatic usages of credit

She got no credit for solving the problem.
Her boss took credit for everything she'd done.

I think these are correct idiomatic usages of credit as well.


I agree to above, but the difference is that in your examples 'credit' is used as a noun.

One exception:

Credit X dollars to Y’s account (When money is involved)
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Egyptians are credited as having pioneered embalming methods as long ago as 2650 B.C.
(A) as having
(B) with having
(C) to have
(D) as the ones who
(E) for being the ones who


Quite an interesting sentence. Will go with C. pioneered dictates a past participle usage in the sentence. giving scope to present perfect progressive - something that started in the past and remains unbeaten until now. embalming methods as long ago as...Finally, present perfect progressives take a 'have'.

Egyptians are credited to have pioneered....
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The correct idiom is "credited with", so it's B.
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You are right!

Credited with is the right choice for the logic you mentioned.

I checked it with other resources online too. I am a little concerned about your source. Make sure you have a credible source or you will be learning the wrong things :)
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CREDITED WITH is the correct idiom ... Agree with you guys

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skg wrote:
Egyptians are credited as having pioneered embalming methods as long ago as 2650 B.C.
(A) as having
(B) with having
(C) to have
(D) as the ones who
(E) for being the ones who


B. credit with is the correct idiom.
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Egyptians are credited as having pioneered embalming methods as long ago as 2650 B.C.

The idiom is "credited with."

(A) as having
(B) with having
(C) to have
(D) as the ones who
(E) for being the ones who
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I am confused between option B and C.

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I am confused between option B and C.

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"Credited with" is the correct idiom.
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I hope you have figured it out by now. In case you have not, allow me to redirect you to @sarangadhar's detailed explanation to this question.
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Hello..

Let me post my two cents to the question.

I agree that solving this question using "Idioms" is the easiest and fastest method available. However, we are all aware that the number of questions based on Idioms on the test have reduced given that answering questions based on Idioms has made the test slightly memory based.

Here is how you can solve the question without knowing idioms.

A - You use the word "as" to denote the role that is played by someone. For Example : As a teacher, I love interacting with students. Hence you cannot CREDIT someone as something. This option can be eliminated.

B - OA.

C - Incorrect usage of the preposition "to". "To" is generally used for talking about destinations and time limits.

D - Egyptians cannot be referred by the pronoun "ones"

E - Same as D.

The point here is very simple. Please do look at multiple ways to solve the same question. It helps you learn concepts and sharpens your test taking abilities as well.

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#MY10SECAPPROACH:
Credit is always used with preposition "with" , ( mug it up) , only 1 option has the correct usage.
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Hi expert ,
i am aware that preposition is always followed by noun or noun phrase .
in the above question " credited with " is followed by " having pioneered........." , which i think working as noun phrase.
my concern is in what scenario " having ........ " works as noun phrase and in what scenario it doesn't , also it would be helpful if you explain this phenomenon with some simple example.
also is usage of ones is correct in option D ( if we replace as with "with" )?
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Hi expert ,
i am aware that preposition is always followed by noun or noun phrase .
in the above question " credited with " is followed by " having pioneered........." , which i think working as noun phrase.
my concern is in what scenario " having ........ " works as noun phrase and in what scenario it doesn't , also it would be helpful if you explain this phenomenon with some simple example.
also is usage of ones is correct in option D ( if we replace as with "with" )?

If an "-ing" word functions as the subject of a verb, or any kind of object, it functions as a noun. For example:

    "Swimming is one my least favorite activities, but it beats the heck out of drowning."

In this case, both "swimming" and "drowning" are functioning as nouns - "swimming" as the subject of the verb "is" and "drowning" as the object of the preposition "of."

However, if the "-ing" word is describing something, then it functions as a modifier:

    "Having lost his life savings by betting on the Trailblazers to sweep the Warriors, Johnny decided to take a break from gambling."

Here, the phrase "having lost" is describing "Johnny," so it's a modifier rather than a noun. (You can also argue that "having lost" is describing why Johnny decided to take a break. Either modification is logical.)

For more on "-ing" words and their many uses, check out this article.

As for (D), if I'm interpreting your question correctly, you're wondering if we could write, "Egyptians are credited with the ones who pioneered embalming methods as long ago as 2650 B.C." That construction is problematic because "with" seems to mean "along with", so it seems to imply that there are two distinct groups receiving credit: 1) Egyptians and 2) the ones who pioneered embalming methods. This doesn't make sense - it's not clear what either group is receiving credit for. It's far clearer to attribute credit to the Egyptians alone for having pioneered the embalming methods.

I hope that helps!
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