"Given" is correct; "giving" is not correct.
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Hello, my question is about the following sentence:
Obviously, ......... the lack of space at our disposal, we cannot be totally comprehensive.
The correct answer, according to the answer key, is giving.
I wrote "given", is it wrong? In the test I would have gotten zero points with that answer.
I agree with Mike. The second half of the sentence is a bit strange too- not very natural.