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I have a problem with the following question .I'll be glad if you help me .

The man who admitted .........................under the influence of alcohol was fined £100.

a- to drive

b-driving

c-being driven

d-having driven

It'a an easy question in fact ,and anyway my problem is not with the question but with the options.I know that the verb 'admit ' takes gerund ,so the answer is B.

But what about d ?Having driven ? Doesn't it convey the same meaning ? Do you think that the options are not carefully designed ? or is there anything else that I don't know ?

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"Doesn't it convey the same meaning " Yes, it does
It's possible that "to admit having done X" turns up more often in the context of "to admit having done X at some time in the past", i.e. where X was not an isolated incident.

But it seems to me that, yes, "having driven" is also a valid answer.

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MrPedanticBut it seems to me that, yes, "having driven" is also a valid answer.
I feel the same.
Marius Hancu
MrPedantic
But it seems to me that, yes, "having driven" is also a valid answer.

I feel the same.

The man who admitted having driven... is the correct answer because he had committed the offence.
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Marius Hancu
MrPedanticBut it seems to me that, yes, "having driven" is also a valid answer.
I feel the same.
The man admitted having driven... is the correct answer because he had committed the offence.
No. Both the gerund present and the gerund perfect are possible here and are equal in meaning
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Yoong Liat
Marius Hancu
MrPedanticBut it seems to me that, yes, "having driven" is also a valid answer.
I feel the same.
The man admitted having driven... is the correct answer because he had committed the offence.

No. Both the gerund present and the gerund perfect are possible here and are equal in meaning
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Yoong Liat
Marius Hancu
MrPedantic
But it seems to me that, yes, "having driven" is also a valid answer.

I feel the same.

The man admitted having driven... is the correct answer because he had committed the offence.

No. Both the gerund present and the gerund perfect are possible here and are equal in meaning
I believe The man who admitted having driven ... is a better option.