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Despite winning multiple Grammys for his jazz recordings, Harry [u]dec

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Despite winning multiple Grammys for his jazz recordings, Harry decided to experiment with funk in the mid-nineties, before returning to jazz later that decade

(A) decided to experiment with funk in the mid-nineties, before returning to jazz

(B) decided experimenting with funk in the mid-nineties, before returning to jazz

(C) decided to experiment with funk in the mid-nineties, before to return to jazz

(D) deciding to experiment with funk in the mid-nineties, before returning to jazz

(E) decided that he would experiment with funk in the mid-nineties, before returning to jazz
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I need some help. It seems to be a very easy one, but I don't really understand it...
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I need some help. It seems to be a very easy one, but I don't really understand it...


I would suggest that you ignore the question and go ahead; there are severe flaws in this:

1. decided + infinitive (to+verb) and decided + gerund (verb-ing) both could be correct depending on the context. So option B has no issues.
2. Option A and D are identical.
3. Option E is also correct. Use of "would" to depict future from perspective of past is alright.

Except option C (before to return is wrong) all are grammatically correct.

Edit: Missed out the difference between A and D - taking this difference into account, I would still say that A, B and E, all 3 are grammatically correct.
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Despite winning multiple Grammys for his jazz recordings, Harry decided to experiment with funk in the mid-nineties, before returning to jazz later that decade

(A) decided to experiment with funk in the mid-nineties, before returning to jazz

(B) decided experimenting with funk in the mid-nineties, before returning to jazz

(C) decided to experiment with funk in the mid-nineties, before to return to jazz

(D) deciding to experiment with funk in the mid-nineties, before returning to jazz

(E) decided that he would experiment with funk in the mid-nineties, before returning to jazz


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Can anyone help me?

Why is option B wrong?

I thought that "decided experimenting with" was grammatically correct, and parallel with " returning to jazz"
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Despite winning multiple Grammys for his jazz recordings, Harry decided to experiment with funk in the mid-nineties, before returning to jazz later that decade

(A) decided to experiment with funk in the mid-nineties, before returning to jazz

(B) decided experimenting with funk in the mid-nineties, before returning to jazz

(C) decided to experiment with funk in the mid-nineties, before to return to jazz

(D) deciding to experiment with funk in the mid-nineties, before returning to jazz

(E) decided that he would experiment with funk in the mid-nineties, before returning to jazz


nvalle wrote:
Can anyone help me?

Why is option B wrong?

I thought that "decided experimenting with" was grammatically correct, and parallel with " returning to jazz"

Hi nvalle -

"Decided" must be followed by an infinitive.

Take a look (scroll down): Verbs Always Followed by an Infinitive in Gerunds and Infinitives from GMAT Club VERBAL GMAT GRAMMAR BOOK

Some verbs must be followed by an infinitive. Other verbs must be followed by a gerund. I recommend reading the whole book, which is linked above.

Hope that helps. :-)
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New post 06 Feb 2018, 12:29
thank you generis, it helped a lot! :)
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