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fear of "ing"

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29 Jun 2009, 18:11
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Hi there, I am really struggeling with my SC portion. I am specially afraid of the -ing form where ever it appears...can someone suggest where can I find resources to get a better grip on the "-ing" thing.

Here is an example:

According to the 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 flok 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 chicken at airplanes has proved helpful in demonstrating

I can easily zero down onto (a) and (e). But then why is (e) the correct answer (which it is) and not (a).

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29 Jun 2009, 18:42
I think the sentence should be in simple present tense rather than present progressive.Thats the reason why I think the correct answer is option E

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