Please help me pick out the best answers for the following two questions. I would appreciate it even more if you would provide explanations too.
1. Linda was ( ) the experiment a month ago, but she changed her mind at the last minute.
A. to start B. to have started C. to be starting D. to have been starting
2. ( ) at in his way, the situation doesn't seem so desperate.
A. Looking B. Looked C. Being looked D. To look
In my opinion the answer of the question 1 is : was A " to start"
because" be+to do" : means : "be going to do" in the furture. i think it was to be : maybe mean the future in the past