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    Nobel invented a new explosive, dynamite ___ the peacetime industries of mining and r

    Nobel invented a new explosive, dynamite ___ the peacetime industries of mining and road building, but saw it __ as a weapon of war to kill and injure his fellow men.


    A) improving / to use
    B) to be improved / being used
    C) to have improved / using
    D) being improved / to be used
    E) to improve / used


    My answer is B. Key depicts E.
    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: Nobel invented a new explosive, dynamite ___ the peacetime industries of mining a

    'Nobel invented a new explosive, dynamite, to be improved the peacetime industries...' makes no sense. E) is the only option that works for both gaps.
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    #3

    Re: Nobel invented a new explosive, dynamite ___ the peacetime industries of mining a

    Simplifying the sentence, we get:

    Quote Originally Posted by tahasozgen View Post
    Nobel invented dynamite to improve mining and road building.
    or
    Quote Originally Posted by tahasozgen View Post
    Nobel invented dynamite to be improved mining and road building.
    Can you see why only the first is possible?

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    Re: Nobel invented a new explosive, dynamite ___ the peacetime industries of mining a

    If there is no comma after "dynamite" in the original, then there's an error.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Nobel invented a new explosive, dynamite ___ the peacetime industries of mining a

    Ask Which rule applies there? Beginning this question with a preposition is wrong.
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