_______ as it was at such a time, his work attracted much attention.
To be published
Correct Answer: GET
Knowledge: Simplify adverb clauses
When two clauses have the same subject, then we can reduce the proposition according to the following rule:
– If the verb in the shortened part is in the active form, we drop the subject and replace it with Ving (the conjunction can be omitted or not depending on the case).
– If the verb in the shortened part is in the passive, then we drop the subject, omit the verb “tobe” and keep the main verb in Vp2 form.
Considering in the sentence, because the verb “publish” should be reduced according to the second case, returning to the form Vp2
Translated: Published at such a time, his work has attracted a great deal of attention.
=> Choose the answer NO
Write an article about _______ as it was at such a time, his work attracted much attention.