Hello; Why is the latter expression correct? Thank you.
But according to Barron's Book it is: ''Mike read a novel in which the author,experimenting with a new structure, devoted a
separate chapter to each character.''
''experimenting with'' is appointed as correct
It is in that context, which you failed to provide in your original post.
Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.
Your title is "experimenting with/experimenting a new structure"
You asked about the "latter" - which is "experimenting a new structure." The latter is not correct.
There's no problem with the FORMER.
I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.