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    To be / Being

    ----- eager to start farming, they used their wood to build their cabins as cheaply and quickly as possible. If they had painted their buildings, this might have extended their durability; but painting was an expensive and timeconsuming job.

    A) Having been
    B) To be
    C) To have been
    D) Being
    E) Having to be


    The key is D, why not B?

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    Re: To be / Being

    Quote Originally Posted by Volcano1985 View Post
    ----- eager to start farming, they used their wood to build their cabins as cheaply and quickly as possible. If they had painted their buildings, this might have extended their durability; but painting was an expensive and timeconsuming job.

    A) Having been
    B) To be
    C) To have been
    D) Being
    E) Having to be

    The key is D, why not B?

    Being a teacher, I am able to answer your question.
    To be a teacher, I have to study hard.

    Can you tell the difference?

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    Re: To be / Being

    Quote Originally Posted by Volcano1985 View Post
    ----- eager to start farming, they used their wood to build their cabins as cheaply and quickly as possible. If they had painted their buildings, this might have extended their durability; but painting was an expensive and timeconsuming job.

    A) Having been
    B) To be
    C) To have been
    D) Being
    E) Having to be

    The key is D, why not B?
    The correct answer is D as the key says, you can get the reply of "Why" after you study the 2 statements written by Sash

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