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    Default avoid sth being / to be too

    Hi,

    Which sentence is more idiomatic?

    Sentence1:
    We need to avoid the presentation to be too complex.
    Sentence2:
    We need to avoid the presentation being too complex.

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    Default Re: avoid sth being / to be too

    Quote Originally Posted by uktous View Post

    Which sentence is more idiomatic?
    I'm neither a teacher nor a native-speaker, so I may be wrong but I couldn't see why these sentences have something to do with idioms. But if you meant
    to ask which one of them was grammatical, I'd say that the second one is grammatical.

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