Everybody showed great respect to the old doctor

Hassan2018

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Everybody showed great respect to the old doctor, who devoted everything he had to _____ the
poor conditions of the local hospital.

A. improving
B. improve
C. improved
D. being improved

I need illustration for the answer improve or improving
 
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Everybody showed great respect to the old doctor, who devoted everything he had to _____ the poor conditions of the local hospital.

A. improving
B. improve
C. improved
D. being improved

I need an [STRIKE]illustration[/STRIKE] explanation for the answer. I think it's either "improve" or "improving".

Welcome to the forum. :hi:

Your member profile shows that you are an English teacher so which option would you tell your students is correct and why?

Note that I have changed your thread title. Titles should include some/all of the words/phrases you are querying. Also note my corrections to your post above.​


 

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Welcome to the forum. :hi:

Your member profile shows that you are an English teacher so which option would you tell your students is correct and why?

Note that I have changed your thread title. Titles should include some/all of the words/phrases you are querying. Also note my corrections to your post above.​

Thank you for your reply .I think the right answer is "improving" as "devote to"is followed by gerund but my colleague think that "improve" is right here.
 

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Thank you for your reply .I think the right answer is "improving" as "devote to"is followed by a gerund but my colleague thinks that "improve" is right here.

You are right. Only "improving" fits.
 
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