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55) According to United States Air Force officials, a cannon [#permalink]  21 Oct 2008, 01:13
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55) According to United States Air Force officials, a cannon shooting dead chickens at airplanes has proved helpful to demonstrate what kind of damage can result when jets fly into a flock of large birds.
(B) shooting dead chickens at airplanes has proved itself helpful as a demonstration of
(D) that shoots dead chickens at airplanes proves itself helpful to demonstrate
(E) that shoots dead chickens at airplanes has proved helpful in demonstrating

Can some one clarify when do v go for -ING form and when for THAT
form????

Im facing this difficulty !!
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Re: sc-that Vs ing [#permalink]  21 Oct 2008, 04:10
spriya wrote:
55) According to United States Air Force officials, a cannon shooting dead chickens at airplanes has proved helpful to demonstrate what kind of damage can result when jets fly into a flock of large birds.
(B) shooting dead chickens at airplanes has proved itself helpful as a demonstration of
(D) that shoots dead chickens at airplanes proves itself helpful to demonstrate
(E) that shoots dead chickens at airplanes has proved helpful in demonstrating

Can some one clarify when do v go for -ING form and when for THAT
form????

Im facing this difficulty !!

Is it E ??

even I have the same doubt ... I always get confused with such SCs
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Re: sc-that Vs ing [#permalink]  21 Oct 2008, 04:34
OA is E

but whats the funda !!!

helpful in is the idiom !!
can some one explain THAT vs ING usage
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Re: sc-that Vs ing [#permalink]  21 Oct 2008, 08:44
I donn think THAT vs ING usage being checked here.
'that is' is implicit in 'a cannon shooting'

'helpful in demonstrating' is correct idiomatic usage
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Re: sc-that Vs ing [#permalink]  21 Oct 2008, 11:02
E

i think 'in demonstrating 'is the right idiom
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Re: sc-that Vs ing [#permalink]  21 Oct 2008, 11:10
is 'demonstrating' a gerund here? which is a verb acting as a noun?
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Re: sc-that Vs ing [#permalink]  21 Oct 2008, 11:15
spriya wrote:
55) According to United States Air Force officials, a cannon shooting dead chickens at airplanes has proved helpful to demonstrate what kind of damage can result when jets fly into a flock of large birds.
(B) shooting dead chickens at airplanes has proved itself helpful as a demonstration of
(D) that shoots dead chickens at airplanes proves itself helpful to demonstrate
(E) that shoots dead chickens at airplanes has proved helpful in demonstrating

Can some one clarify when do v go for -ING form and when for THAT
form????

Im facing this difficulty !!

Please underline the Q. We have been here long enough to understand that asking a Q in the wrong way does not help any one. Every one's time is precious. Lets do it the right way.

Cannon shooting dead chickens sounds as if cannon do shoot dead chickens normally

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Re: sc-that Vs ing [#permalink]  21 Oct 2008, 11:26
IMO E. Here is my guess abt the question on ing and that, underlined part is talking about cannon (noun) and not about shooting (verb), therefore it should be 'cannon that' instead of 'cannon shooting'

I think this will help, not sure
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Re: sc-that Vs ing [#permalink]  21 Oct 2008, 23:01
icandy wrote:
spriya wrote:
55) According to United States Air Force officials, a cannon shooting dead chickens at airplanes has proved helpful to demonstrate what kind of damage can result when jets fly into a flock of large birds.
(B) shooting dead chickens at airplanes has proved itself helpful as a demonstration of
(D) that shoots dead chickens at airplanes proves itself helpful to demonstrate
(E) that shoots dead chickens at airplanes has proved helpful in demonstrating

Can some one clarify when do v go for -ING form and when for THAT
form????

Im facing this difficulty !!

Please underline the Q. We have been here long enough to understand that asking a Q in the wrong way does not help any one. Every one's time is precious. Lets do it the right way.

Cannon shooting dead chickens sounds as if cannon do shoot dead chickens normally

Yes sure will take care in the future!!

Yes this clears !!

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Re: sc-that Vs ing [#permalink]  22 Oct 2008, 03:08
icandy wrote:
Please underline the Q. We have been here long enough to understand that asking a Q in the wrong way does not help any one. Every one's time is precious. Lets do it the right way.

Cannon shooting dead chickens sounds as if cannon do shoot dead chickens normally

icandy, and what is your explanation of "to demonstrate" vs "in demonstrating"?
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Re: sc-that Vs ing [#permalink]  22 Oct 2008, 08:33
I don't think the focus is "to demonstrate" vs "in demonstrating"

D) is present tense
E) is present perfect

Based on the context, the present perfect makes more sense here.

The shooting of chickens does not proves itself helpful. It has proved helpful.
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