You can't use interviewed by itself there. That much is certain. That form is not used. (I will wait for Cas or Tdol to explain why.) You can say:1. After_______for the job, you will be required to take a language test.
a. being interviewed b. interviewed
The key is a. But I think both are correct. 'being interviewed' is participle while 'interviewed' is an elliptical sentence. There is another sentence ' Michael used to look hurt and surprised when scolded. Here 'when scolded' is the same as 'after interviewed'. Am I right?
- After you have been interviewed for the job, you will be required to take a language test.
I don't think either choice is natural, but b is definitely not correct. (Sorry.) If you rearrange the sentence, you can use b, thus:2. _________ in an atmosphere of simple living was what her parents wished for.
a. The girl's being educated b. The girl educated
The key is a. But I think b is also correct. 'A' means her parents wished for an stmosphere of simple living while 'b' means her parents wished for a girl who is educated. Am I right?
- Her parents wanted the girl educated in an atmosphere of simple living.
What the sentence means is that it is not new (not news) that the man has learned much from the behavior of animals. As it is worded in your example, only a ("That") makes sense.3. _________ that man has learned much from the behavior of animals is hardly new.
a. That b. What
The key is 'a' while I think 'b' is also correct. 'a' is a subject clause. And the sentence means it is a fact that man has learned much from the behavior of animals. 'b' means The fact that man has learned much form the behavior of animals was known long before or is nothing new. Am I right?
Your explanation is in error. The phrase that man refers to a specific man and not to man in general.