Question 13: Choose the best answer: She had been fiercely _____ towards him as a teenager.
protect (v): protect
protection (n): protection
protective (adj): to protect, to protect
– Here, the past perfect is used in the passive, so the word to be filled in must be a Ved/V3 verb.
=> She had been fiercely protected towards him as a teenager.
She was fiercely protective of him as a teenager.