Among a and e i am confused about the use of “aid”. what should be the correct use

Among the objects found in the excavated temple were small terra-cotta effigies left by supplicants who were either asking the goddess Bona Dea’s aid in healing physical and mental ills or thanking her for such help.

(A) in healing physical and mental ills or thanking her for such help

(B) in healing physical and mental ills and to thank her for helping

(C) in healing physical and mental ills, and thanking her for helping

(D) to heal physical and mental ills or to thank her for such help

(E) to heal physical and mental ills or thanking her for such help

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aid in healing is the correct usage here.

“aid to “should be used in case of nouns or to describe recipients.

A) is correct.

Answered on January 3, 2017.
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