Student or Learner
( ) in an environment of orthodox Puritanism, Rev. Joel Austin showed
an considerable interest in theology at a young age.
(a) Raised (b) Raising (c) To be raised (d) Having been raised
I think (a) and (d) are both right, but the book says the answer is (d).
I learned that Being and Having been can be omitted in participle phrase.
Could you give me your opinions?
I would not choose (d) because, to me, (d) suggests that first he was raised and then he showed interest in theology. But of course he showed interest "at a young age", that is while he was still being raised.
I would choose (a). "Raised" carries the connotation of 'Because he was raised' or 'Being raised'.
'a considerable interest' is correct.
engee30: Do you mean that "Raised" is acceptable or not?