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The distinctive hereditary tartans that are alleged to be worn since antiquity by members of the Highland clans were in fact designed by Scottish woolen manufacturers in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

(A) that are alleged to be worn
(B) alleged to have been worn
(C) that are worn, it was alleged
(D) alleged as having been worn
(E) that are worn, allegedly
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The distinctive hereditary tartans that are alleged to be worn since antiquity by members of the Highland clans were in fact designed by Scottish woolen manufacturers in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
(A) that are alleged to be worn
(B) alleged to have been worn
(C) that are worn, it was alleged
(D) alleged as having been worn
(E) that are worn, allegedly


B.

Note "since" in the sentence.
have been is required.
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The distinctive hereditary tartans that are alleged to be worn since antiquity by members of the Highland clans were in fact designed by Scottish woolen manufacturers in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

(A) that are alleged to be worn
(B) alleged to have been worn
(C) that are worn, it was alleged
(D) alleged as having been worn
(E) that are worn, allegedly


B. Since and passive require - have been worn.
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The distinctive hereditary tartans that are alleged to be worn since antiquity by members of the Highland clans were in fact designed by Scottish woolen manufacturers in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
(A) that are alleged to be worn --> to be worn is not clearly modified the noun tartans the time it started to be worn and the lasting of such action to the present because of the appearance of since in the sentence
(B) alleged to have been worn --> since and have been are best accompanied by each other
(C) that are worn, it was alleged --> unidiomatical clauses and incorrect tense of verb was
(D) alleged as having been worn --> as used after alleged seems uidiomatic
(E) that are worn, allegedly --> allegedly is incorrectly and meaninglessly modified for verb worn.
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When you see "since" -> look for present perfect tense
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+1 B

"since" usually requires present perfect.
"that are alleged" is wordy. We must avoid the unnecesary use of the verb "to be".
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vivektripathi wrote:
The distinctive hereditary tartans that are alleged to be worn since antiquity by members of the Highland clans were in fact designed by Scottish woolen manufacturers in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

(A) that are alleged to be worn
(B) alleged to have been worn
(C) that are worn, it was alleged
(D) alleged as having been worn
(E) that are worn, allegedly


i pick B here. "the distinctive hereditary tartans" has no verb in the original sentence. so A, C and E are out. in B "as having been worn" unnecessarily wordy, passive and awkward. please correct me if i am wrong
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Good Question... thanks for the explanation. Need a small clarification, is "have been" always required with "since"?
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"Since" is in the sentence, "have been" should also be present.
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The word "since" tells you that the tartans are currently being worn and that this action (the wearing) started in the past and continues through today. So the "have been worn" tense is necessary. At first, I thought there might be an issue with the "that" construct, but the only correct verb tense answer removes the "that" completely, so there was no further question that the answer is B.
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The distinctive hereditary tartans that are alleged to be worn since antiquity by members of the Highland clans were in fact designed by Scottish woolen manufacturers in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
(A) that are alleged to be worn - sounds good but 'to be worn' has not modified the tartans properly
(B) alleged to have been worn - as the use of since have/had should be & that is why it is PERFECT
(C) that are worn, it was alleged - tense 'was' is not correct
(D) alleged as having been worn - alleged as is a wrong idiomatic use
(E) that are worn, allegedly -- 'allegedly' wrong modification
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The distinctive hereditary tartans that are alleged to be worn since antiquity by members of the Highland clans were in fact designed by Scottish woolen manufacturers in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

The bold part requires a present perfect. So B is better than A.

Answer must be B
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