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    a grammar question

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    ( ) 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?

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grinkl View Post
    Hi

    ( ) 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?

    Thanks!
    In most cases, using the participle itself (like Raised in your example sentence) implies that something happens after something else within a short period of time.



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    Re: a grammar question

    Quote Originally Posted by engee30 View Post
    In most cases, using the participle itself (like Raised in your example sentence) implies that something happens after something else within a short period of time.

    Thanks engee30 , so do you mean the option (a) is right grammatically
    and the option (d) is the most appropriate answer?

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    Re: a grammar question

    Quote Originally Posted by Grinkl View Post
    Hi

    ( ) 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?

    Thanks!
    I largely agree with you.
    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?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grinkl View Post
    Thanks engee30 , so do you mean the option (a) is right grammatically
    and the option (d) is the most appropriate answer?
    Grammatically speaking - it's alright, but looking logically at the meaning of the sentence, it's not.


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