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    #1

    During the reign of Queen Victoria, the only country __ was Britain.

    During the reign of Queen Victoria, the only country __ was Britain.


    A) to be industrializing
    B) industrialized
    C) being industrialized
    D) to industrialize
    E) at industrializing

    I believe this sentence should take gerunds, so my answer is C. Key depicts D.
    This question appears at the "Gerunds & Infinitives" section. There are many subsections there. In which rule applies there? Thanks in advance.
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    Re: During the reign of Queen Victoria, the only country __ was Britain.

    Both C) and D) are possible. It's not a good question.
    “Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.”

    — Arthur Schopenhauer

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    #3

    Re: During the reign of Queen Victoria, the only country __ was Britain.

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    It's not a good question.
    Neither linguistically nor factually.
    I am not a teacher.

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