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# V99-17

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16 Sep 2014, 01:30
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Choose the sentence with properly used idiom (emphasized with boldface). Please note that a wrong answer choice may be grammatically correct.

A. She is credited for solving numerous cases.
B. She is credited with solving numerous cases.
C. She is credited as being a great detective.
D. All of the above
E. None of the above

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16 Sep 2014, 01:30
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Choose the sentence with properly used idiom (emphasized with boldface). Please note that a wrong answer choice may be grammatically correct.

A. She is credited for solving numerous cases.
B. She is credited with solving numerous cases.
C. She is credited as being a great detective.
D. All of the above
E. None of the above

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30 Aug 2016, 05:31
Answer should be A not B "she is credited for something" is correct not "credited with solving"
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14 Sep 2016, 10:35
Bank is credited with money
Person is credited with awards
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12 Nov 2016, 06:59
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Hi, "credited for" is used for praising somebody for something and "Credited with" is used for awarding/adding something to an individual. So correct ans should be A. Please provide an explanation.
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26 Nov 2016, 08:49
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Not sure why credited for is wrong.
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15 Feb 2017, 20:33
Known correct usages :

credited as + Noun phrase
to credit with + Verb phrase
give credit for (when money is received in exchange for something)
credit X Rupees to Y’s account (when money is involved)
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12 Jul 2017, 09:54
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1) Credit with is used when we credit some person for what he/she did.

Like in this case: She is credited with solving cases.

2) Credit to is used when we talk about some attribute.

For example: The success of Joe in GMAT is credited to GMAT club.

3) Credit for is used when we give credit for something in exchange.

For example: Joe received credit for all his hard work.

4) Credit as is never correct.
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18 Sep 2017, 04:54
Still confused. Was she not given credit for solving crimes like your example?
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22 Nov 2017, 21:35
I think this is a poor-quality question and the explanation isn't clear enough, please elaborate.
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19 Mar 2018, 02:37
audax989 wrote:
Still confused. Was she not given credit for solving crimes like your example?

"She received credit for solving crimes". You have to either give or receive credit.
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16 Apr 2018, 03:10
IMHO, the correct answer is A.

Because, we cannot credit (reward) someone with numerous cases.
Instead, we can credit (reward) someone for solving numerous cases.
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16 Apr 2018, 03:12
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23 Apr 2018, 16:02
Get credit (note, it is used as a noun) for something

Be credited (note it is a verb) with something
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09 Aug 2018, 05:58
Bunuel wrote:
Official Solution:

Choose the sentence with properly used idiom (emphasized with boldface). Please note that a wrong answer choice may be grammatically correct.

A. She is credited for solving numerous cases.
B. She is credited with solving numerous cases.
C. She is credited as being a great detective.
D. All of the above
E. None of the above

Please explain why A is wrong and why B is correct.
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27 Sep 2018, 06:32
credit with = given credit for
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07 Dec 2018, 09:10
I think this is a poor-quality question and I don't agree with the explanation. She is the one who has solved the cases how can she be credited "with" solving cases and I am not satisfied why credited "for" solving cases is incorrect.
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09 Jan 2019, 21:55
In MGMAT, the correct usage of idiom for 'credit' is credit with.

It is said that credit for, credit as and credit to be are all wrong.
Re: V99-17   [#permalink] 09 Jan 2019, 21:55
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