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    Got into a fight with the GF over this.

    R.M. Bartlett of Philadelphia_________the first private business college in the United States in 1843.
    a) founding
    b) founded
    c) was founded
    d) founds

    Which one is it? Also, I can't tell whether R.M. is a person, or the college mentioned. I concluded that the answer was B or C depending on what the subject was.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: Got into a fight with the GF over this.

    First, founded means
    1. To establish or set up, especially with provision for continuing existence: The college was founded in 1872.
    Second, people find things. R.M. Bartlett is a person.
    Third, your example sentence is active and it's a statement of fact about the past,
    so use simple past b) founded.

    All the best.

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