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    #1

    He went to see a doctor and _____ to avoid fast food.

    The following question is quoted from an English exam at a junior high school in Taiwan.
    After this experience, Billy decided to lose some kilos. He went to see a doctor and _____ to avoid fast food.
    (A) was asked (B) is asked (C) will be asked (D) would be asked

    The answer to the above question is A. Is option D also acceptable?
    I need native speakers' help.

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    #2

    Re: He went to see a doctor and _____ to avoid fast food.

    No.

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    #3

    Re: He went to see a doctor and _____ to avoid fast food.

    I think it would be more natural as "told" to avoid fast food.

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    #4

    Re: He went to see a doctor and _____ to avoid fast food.

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    I think it would be more natural as "told" to avoid fast food.
    Or "was advised".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #5

    Re: He went to see a doctor and _____ to avoid fast food.

    I think option D would be acceptable if 'thought he' was added before it, i.e. 'thought he would be asked', but the meaning would be different.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #6

    Re: He went to see a doctor and _____ to avoid fast food.

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    the meaning would be different.
    So different that it is not relevant to the original question.

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