--What makes him so excited?
--__________ to join the club.
A. Being allowed B. Having been allowed
The given answer is B.
We can also say 'Being allowed to join the club makes him excited', can't we?'
If we can, is there any difference between them?
Thank you in advance.
Last edited by joham; 10-Mar-2011 at 00:14. Reason: one sentence added.
I'd say it's a better answer. "Being allowed" serves as a noun, a better answer to "what" than "having been allowed."
Having been allowed to join the club, he was so happy even a casual observer could see it. -- that works.
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.