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55) According to United States Air Force officials, a cannon

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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.
(A) shooting dead chickens at airplanes has proved helpful to demonstrate
(B) shooting dead chickens at airplanes has proved itself helpful as a demonstration of
(C) shooting dead chickens at airplanes proves itself helpful as demonstrating
(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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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.
(A) shooting dead chickens at airplanes has proved helpful to demonstrate
(B) shooting dead chickens at airplanes has proved itself helpful as a demonstration of
(C) shooting dead chickens at airplanes proves itself helpful as demonstrating
(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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OA is E

but whats the funda :stupid !!!

helpful in is the idiom !!
can some one explain THAT vs ING usage
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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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i think 'in demonstrating 'is the right idiom

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is 'demonstrating' a gerund here? which is a verb acting as a noun?
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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.
(A) shooting dead chickens at airplanes has proved helpful to demonstrate
(B) shooting dead chickens at airplanes has proved itself helpful as a demonstration of
(C) shooting dead chickens at airplanes proves itself helpful as demonstrating
(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

Cannons that shoot dead chickens sounds as cannons that are made to shoot dead chickens.

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New post 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 :-D

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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.
(A) shooting dead chickens at airplanes has proved helpful to demonstrate
(B) shooting dead chickens at airplanes has proved itself helpful as a demonstration of
(C) shooting dead chickens at airplanes proves itself helpful as demonstrating
(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

Cannons that shoot dead chickens sounds as cannons that are made to shoot dead chickens.

Yes sure will take care in the future!!

Yes this clears !!
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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

Cannons that shoot dead chickens sounds as cannons that are made to shoot dead chickens.


icandy, and what is your explanation of "to demonstrate" vs "in demonstrating"?

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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 :2gunfire: shooting of chickens does not proves itself helpful. It has proved helpful.

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