Student or Learner
--We didn't find the Blacks ______ the lecture.
--No one had told him about _______ a lecture the following day.
A. to attend; there to be B. attending; there being
C. attended; theere be D. attend; there was
This is a test item set by a Chinese teacher of English. The given answer is B and there is no better answer to choose. But I doubt that you native speakers will say things like this. I guess you'll say:
--We didn't find the Blacks at the lecture.
--No. No one had told him about the lecture/ No one had told him there was a lecture.
Or is there any other natural way to say it?
Thanks a lot.
We didn't see the Blacks at the lecture. (I hope you are talking about Jim and Linda Black.)
No one has told him that there would be a lecture the following day.
This is how I would say it.