Being/To be admitted? This is a test paper question 1.______to their dream universities,I think ,is the goal of all the Senior Three students. A To be admitted B Being admitted C Admitting D Admitted I'd go with A because the infinite form of "be admitted" refers to a purpose. But the key is B. I don't know why. Could you help me with it? Thank you.
Feb 9, 2017 9:52 AM
Answers · 4
They both are correct. But, admittedly b does sound more natural.
February 9, 2017
Hi zuotengdazuo, There is a slight difference between answers A & B if you analyse carefully. If I say that your work is TO BE DONE, it means we are expecting the completion in the near future. However, at the present moment, it is not fully done. If I say work is BEING DONE, it means you are in the midst of finishing. Which is closer to your goal? To be admitted or being admitted? If I were a student, being admitted makes me happier because I am closer to my goal if I am "being admitted" as compared to "to be admitted". I hope I have shed some light for you. Cheers, Lance
February 9, 2017
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