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Answers And Explanations
1. had (because been is present)
2. flying (because had+ been requires a gerund)
3. cancelled (because the past tense is necessary after was in this context)
Neil Armstrong had a farm after NASA, so he never bought the farm during the Korean war, as a test pilot nor on either of his two space missions.
“He bought the farm” means:
a. to pay for a farm
b. to pay for the farm
c. to get a farm
d. not pay
e. none of the above.
Answer And Explanation
The answer is: e. none of the above. He bought the farm means to die and was originally coined by pilots who crashed into farms in test flights or in air battle.