Hi, friends! Today, one of my students came up to me with a question, as follows: what form of the verb 'acquiesce' should be filled in the parentheses in the sentence below: 'To impose puny fines on these slight violations of law means nothing but ( ) in crimes?' Should it be 'acquiescing' or 'acquiese'? Or both are acceptable or neither is ok? Please help me. Thank you!