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the new president is reported () china after he takes office in the capital
a,to visit
b,to have visited
c,to be visiting
d,visiting

Among the choices,A or B, which is proper ?And why?

Thanks very much!
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Please remember to use proper capitalization when you post your questions. Capitals are a part of English grammar.

He has not taken office yet, so you can't use a form that shows the visit is in the past, so B won't work.
The infinitive alone won't work either, so A is out.
Thanks,Grammar Geek.

It's my fault about the capital. I'll deal with them in right way.

Do you mean C is right?
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It's the best choice of the 4.

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I don't agree with you.I think the answer is either A or C.
the new president is reported () china after he takes office in the capital
a,to visit
b,to have visited
c,to be visiting
d,visiting
chongI don't agree with you.I think the answer is either A or C.
Hi,
I am curious....GG already said "It (C) is the best choice of the 4". So are you in agreement with GG, or disagreeing?
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Thank you for clarifying. I should have been more clear in saying "C" and not "it."

A doesn't work grammatically.
Thanks dimsumexpress and GG .

Sorry, that's my fault to understand.
GG , could you please explain it in details? And why A isn't appropriate?

Thanks a lot!
chongThanks dimsumexpress and GG .

Sorry, that's my fault to understand.
GG , could you please explain it in details? And why A isn't appropriate?

Thanks a lot!

Before GG has a chance to reply, I'd break down the sentence as follows:

the new president is reported () china after he takes office in the capital
a,to visit
b,to have visited
c,to be visiting
d,visiting

..."is reported" is a present passive voice describing something stated in past time.
"to be visiting..." is a plan intended in the future (after he takes office), but planned in the past time.
" ...after he takes office..is a future event preceding the travling.
Grammatically, "to visit" seemed to fit, but syntactically, it projects a sense of "the present".
So "to be visiting" is the only logical answer.

That's my interpreation.
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