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The athlete has been accused of ______ dope to boost his performance.

a. To have taken b. Having been taken c. taking d. having taken

Which option is correct? I'm confused in C and D

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    Taking is present tense and so implies ongoing activity, having taken is past tense and so the activity is no longer happening. Also, boost not boast.
    – jmoreno
    Commented Feb 3, 2021 at 3:46
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    A and B don’t work in the example. C sounds most natural if you want to express that he takes dope on a regular basis. D tells that he no longer takes it, but he used to take it in the past. Commented Mar 31, 2021 at 4:02
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    @AydenFerguson Please post your comment as an answer. Commented Apr 1, 2021 at 14:16
  • @EthanBolker Okay Commented Apr 1, 2021 at 14:30

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A and B don’t work in the example. C sounds most natural if you want to express that he takes dope on a regular basis. D tells that he no longer takes it, but he used to take it in the past.

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