Writing Question

<p>Babe Ruth is regarded by many having been the greatest baseball player in history, and he remains arguably the most celebrated figure in North American sports.</p>

<p>(A) having been
(B) that he was
(C) for being
(D) to be
(E) as</p>

<p>Obviously, it's either (D) or (E), and according to the answer sheet, it is (E). </p>

<p>Why is (E) the correct answer and not (D)? They both sound and look grammatically correct, and I'm confused as to why one is better than the other.</p>

<p>FYI, this question is from Test #4 on the SAT Online Course.</p>

<p>“regarded as” is idiomatically correct.
“regard to be” is not.</p>

<p>By chance, is there a list of idioms that the SAT tests?</p>

<p><a href=“http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/sat-preparation/598634-idiom-list.html[/url]”>http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/sat-preparation/598634-idiom-list.html</a></p>

<p>Thank you!</p>