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Pablo, Picasso, the late Spanish painter, credited African art with having had a strong influence on his work.

(B) for its having
(D) for having
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Last edited by hazelnut on 31 Aug 2017, 18:44, edited 1 time in total.
Reformatted the question.

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17 Oct 2005, 06:06
credited for is the right idiom.
B 'for its having' sound clumsy

I'll take D

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17 Oct 2005, 06:47
According to OG "credit with having" is the right usage.

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17 Oct 2005, 06:57
Credit for is unidiomatic.

Somebody is credited with doing something else...

Besides, we need a past perfect verb to complete the construction as Pablo Picasso is obviously no longer around.

Picasso`s cubism style is far out!

A.

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17 Oct 2005, 07:10
my selection, D!

Both the idioms "credit...with" and "credit ... for" are correct. It is in what context one is using the idiom is what differentiates the two.

In this example, Picasso credited African art for having a strong influence on his work.

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17 Oct 2005, 07:25
A. "Credited with........." is the correct idiom.

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17 Oct 2005, 08:38
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Credit for is unidiomatic.

Somebody is credited with doing something else...

Besides, we need a past perfect verb to complete the construction as Pablo Picasso is obviously no longer around.

Picasso`s cubism style is far out!

A.

Matt's explanation is the clearest one. OA is indeed A....good nite, everyone, wanna stay back here but need to leave now

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18 Oct 2005, 08:13
Credit for having done smth: idiom
A for me

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02 Nov 2005, 16:48
Credited With is the correct idiom

So A is corrcet.
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02 Nov 2005, 16:59
A here as well. 'credit with' is the correct idiom.

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02 Nov 2005, 19:14
Hi Guys,

The correct answer is A. However, can anyone explain why the verb "having had" is the best for this option?

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02 Nov 2005, 23:06
credit with is correct idiom

I am not sure, but I guess "having had..." shows past perfect progressive.
Since Picasso must have had that influence in the past for sometime...use of past perfect is logical.

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02 Nov 2005, 23:28
Nice explanation arsenicdope. Past perfect to link two completed actions, one of which took place over a course of time in the past.

FACT: When young and impoverished, Pablo Picasso kept warm by burning his own paintings.

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02 Nov 2005, 23:40
I am not sure if "having had" is an example of present perfect continuous.

Present perfect continuous usually has the form: [has/have] + [been] + [VERB+ing]. This form indicates that an action occurred in the past and has continued up until now.

Since Picaso is dead, I don't understand how the action can continue to the present?

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03 Nov 2005, 00:36
Having + past participle
This is used to express actions that are finished and to show that one thing comes after another. Mainly, there should be a 'because' relationship between the two.

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03 Nov 2005, 01:44
A is correct.
Correct use of Idiom ...credited with...

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06 Nov 2005, 14:03
I doubt the same point as "Rigger"
Could someone explain more clear?

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19 Apr 2010, 18:38
credit with is the correct idiom
Hence A

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31 Dec 2011, 06:26
cdaat wrote:
my selection, D!

Both the idioms "credit...with" and "credit ... for" are correct. It is in what context one is using the idiom is what differentiates the two.

In this example, Picasso credited African art for having a strong influence on his work.

The word 'credit' can be used as both noun and verb. When used as verb (as in our case), the correct expression is 'credited someone with something'. When used as noun, it is 'credit to someone for doing something'

As such in our case, option A is correct.
The following is also correct usage:
Pablo Picasso, the late Spanish painter, gave credit African art FOR having had a strong influence on his work --> Credit is used as a noun and the verb is 'give'
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31 Dec 2011, 08:13
BDSunDevil wrote:
do we need to worry about this sort of Idiom problem anymore? I keep hearing idiom is not tested anymore in GMAT. is this correct?

GMAC is trying to eliminate idiom-based SC questions, but it does not mean that we should skip them for following reasons:
1. They are doing it in a phased manner, so not guaranteed when they are going to completely eliminate them.
2. Though we can be excused from SC, it is not guaranteed that they won't appear in CR & RC
3. Even after 04th June, 2012, we have to write at least 1 AWA for few years (assuming this world does not end by 2012 )
4. We have to go through application process untill MBA colleges change their mindset (which they won't for sure )

And last but not least, without idioms no language is good, not just English.

So, learn it.
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