Pls refer to the following problem. I want to clear my concept about in which situations should we prefer ing form of verb to infinitive form.t
For members of the seventeenth-century Ashanti nation in Africa, animal-hide shields with wooden frames were essential items of military equipment, a method to protect warriors against enemy arrows and spears.
(A) a method to protect
(B) as a method protecting
(D) as a protection of
(E) to protect
My first preference was to E and second preference was to C
Official Answer is C
Pls Help !
Please read the Article below it will help you to undertsand the usage of 'to+verb" [as in choice E]to-verb-vs-for-verb-ing-144017.html
For C 'verb-ing modifiers
' are used Either to show a ongoing action/event
OR to show a consequence of an action
.Where the reason/cause is usually in the preceding clause
for example --animal-hide shields with wooden frames were essential items of military equipment
--REASON, protecting warriors against enemy arrows and spears.
using to protect
here will change the meaning, hence its wrong.
Hope its clear
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