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The bad weather ____ the plane being delayed.

A. caused
B. resulted in

Note: Which is better and why?

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    Sorry, guys. B is correct.
    The bad weather resulted in the plane being delayed.
    You could try:
    The bad weather caused the plane to be delayed. <-- Can not use "being" here like that.

    A is the best answer,i think.Because resulted in may be in front of a noun.

    A is correct.

    "the plane being delayed" is a gerund. "resulted in" always comes before a gerund.

    B would be correct if instead you said "The bad weather caused the plane's delay". Here, "the plane's delay" is a simple noun, and not a gerund noun.

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