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  1. Newbie
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      • Vietnamese
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      • Vietnam
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    being given/ given

    Hallo everybody. :)

    When dealing with my exercise, I encountered one question. :) May I ask you this now, please? :)

    ________the opportunity, he might well have become an outstanding cartoonist
    A. being given
    B. to give
    C. giving
    D. given

    The key is D but could you tell me why not A, please? Please help me out. :) Any help would be greatly appreciated. :)

  2. Editor,
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    Re: being given/ given

    It is referring to the past, so why would you want to use 'being'. The meaning is If he had been given the opportunity.


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