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Hey guys....
I am new to this forum and posting for the first time. Please help me with below Idioms question and also explain the difference with some other examples if possible.

Which sentence is ideomatically correct?
A. She is credited for solving numorous cases.
B. She is credited with solving numorous cases.
C. She is credited as being a great detective.

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In your example, B is the correct idiom. You credit someone WITH doing the thing that he/she did. Newton is credited with discovering...

You credit some attribute TO a person/entity responsible for creating it.
The success of the mission was credited to years of hard work.

You give credit (used only as a noun) FOR something in exchange.
We received credit for all of our hard work.

"Credit as" is never correct.

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Hey guys....
I am new to this forum and posting for the first time. Please help me with below Idioms question and also explain the difference with some other examples if possible.

Which sentence is ideomatically correct?
A. She is credited for solving numorous cases.
B. She is credited with solving numorous cases.
C. She is credited as being a great detective.

Thanks all. Smile
Well Credited with and credited for both are correct idiom. It all comes down to in what context you are using.
John should get a lot of credit for the team's success…..Here Credit for is the correct idiom.
Credited with is generally used when some achieved is done……Newton is credited with various laws.

In your sentence A should be right.

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http://www.beatthegmat.com/credit-for-vs-credit-with-t82189.html

Hope this might help. It gives enough info about what you asked for

Hope i am of some help!

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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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