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    Smile Why is the answer this?

    Hello

    I'd like to ask why the answer is (b) in the following question.

    There was the question #1 in the exercise to fill in the blank.
    #1 The function of space suit is ( ).
    Choices are (a) keeping the wearer safe (b) to keep the wearer safe

    The answer was (b).
    I cannot understand why (a) is wrong. A gerund can be used as a noun. So I think both can be the right answer.
    Is there a special rule that gerund cannot be a complement?
    Would you give me some guidance?

    Thank you.

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    Default Re: Why is the answer this?

    When talking about purpose, we tend to use an infinitive with a verb and 'for' with a noun.

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