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# Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American on the Supreme Court

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Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American on the Supreme Court, is credited with having had an important role in beginning the de facto desegregation of America's schools by successfully litigating the landmark case Brown vs. Board of Education.

B. for its having
D. for having

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Aren't credited for and credited with both idiomatically correct?
And if yes, then why is D wrong?
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"credited with" is the correct idiom..
'it' incorrectly refers to a person..
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17 Jul 2016, 06:44
go for D.

How abt the sense? A uses present perfect while D uses present tense.
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D is correct .

Found this on Web..
[*]credit Somebody with Something (verb): give responsibility for. Thomas Edison is credited with inventing the light bulb.

[*]credit X to Y (verb): give money or credit to. The bank credited \$1 million to trebla's account.

[*]credit for (noun): money received for or in exchange for something. The customer received a \$20 credit for the interruption in service.
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IMO the explanation could be the following:

CREDIT FOR is correct when "credit" is not the verb, as in He got credit for my hard work or She received credit for her years of service.

Credited for : when credit is not a verb but a noun.
For example: she received credit for her good work.
In the question, credited is used as a verb so we can't use 'credit for' here.

Credited to is used when Credit is used as a verb: 'Credit X to Y'. Eg: The bank credited \$1 billion to your account.

Credited with is used when Credit is used as verb: 'Credited Someone with something'. Eg: Your account has been credited with \$1 billion.

In the above question, credit(ed) is used as a verb, the idiom in English is to credit something with having had some effect. Thus only choice A is idiomatic. Both/or (in B and D) and to (in C) can be used idiomatically when credit is a noun, as in "Thurgood Marshall gave credit to US art for having had a strong influence on his work." The verb form having had is used appropriately in choice A to indicate action that occurred prior to action expressed in the simple past tense--that is, to indicate that US art had influenced Thurgood Marshall before he credited it with having done so.

Hence, the answer would be A.
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Originally posted by 14101992 on 17 Jul 2016, 22:22.
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Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American on the Supreme Court, is credited with having had an important role in beginning the de facto desegregation of America's schools by successfully litigating the landmark case Brown vs. Board of Education.

B. for its having
D. for having

Meaning : TM, the first AA and he is credited with an important role that he played in the beginning of America's schools for doing some litigation .

Credit with / for means to give someone or something well-deserved praise for doing something or having something.

Here having had means that he played an important role earlier and still he plays it. So, he is credited with an important role.

For having means he would have possessed something recently.

Thus we can say option A is correct.
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IMO the explanation could be the following:

CREDIT FOR is correct when "credit" is not the verb, as in He got credit for my hard work or She received credit for her years of service.

Credited for : when credit is not a verb but a noun.
For example: she received credit for her good work.
In the question, credited is used as a verb so we can't use 'credit for' here.

Credited to is used when Credit is used as a verb: 'Credit X to Y'. Eg: The bank credited \$1 billion to your account.

Credited with is used when Credit is used as verb: 'Credited Someone with something'. Eg: Your account has been credited with \$1 billion.

In the above question, credit(ed) is used as a verb, the idiom in English is to credit something with having had some effect. Thus only choice A is idiomatic. Both/or (in B and D) and to (in C) can be used idiomatically when credit is a noun, as in "Thurgood Marshall gave credit to US art for having had a strong influence on his work." The verb form having had is used appropriately in choice A to indicate action that occurred prior to action expressed in the simple past tense--that is, to indicate that US art had influenced Thurgood Marshall before he credited it with having done so.

Hence, the answer would be A.

Thanks much.

I found another Q of OG 16 SC mentioning "credit for":
Last week local shrimpers held a news conference to take some credit for the resurgence of the rare Kemp’s ridley turtle, saying that their compliance with laws requiring turtle-excluder devices on shrimp nets is protecting.
here "credit" is noun.

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14101992 wrote:
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Aren't credited for and credited with both idiomatically correct?
And if yes, then why is D wrong?

"Credited with" is correct; "credited for" is wrong.

The following is an excerpt from manhattan SC guide (Idioms chapter):

Correct:
Hugo CREDITS Sally WITH good taste.
Sally IS CREDITED WITH good taste.

Wrong:
Sally IS CREDITED FOR good taste (or FOR HAVING good taste).
Sally IS CREDITED AS a person with good taste (or AS HAVING good taste).
Sally IS CREDITED TO BE a person with good taste.
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