Question 44: Mark the letter A, B, C or D to indicate the underlined part that needs correction in each of the following questions. Question 30. That the patient’s condition had worsened so quickly surprising the doctor.
Knowledge of noun clauses
That + S + V + V (singular) + …..
That: answer the question “what happened”
The that-clause acts as the subject, so the verb “surprise” must be conjugated based on the that-clause. Based on the meaning “the patient’s condition worsened, surprising the doctor” happened in the past, so “surprise” needs to be conjugated in the simple past tense.
=> The rapid deterioration of the patient’s condition surprised the doctor.
=> The answer is D (surprising -> surprised)