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    #1

    His hobby is to V/Ving

    1. His hobby is collecting stamps.
    2. His hobby is to collect stamps.
    I think #1 is correct. Is #2 also acceptable?

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    #2

    Re: His hobby is to V/Ving

    Not a teacher.
    Both gerund and infinitive can be a noun, see it here

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    #3

    Re: His hobby is to V/Ving

    Quote Originally Posted by sitifan View Post
    1. His hobby is collecting stamps.
    2. His hobby is to collect stamps.
    I think #1 is correct. Is #2 also acceptable?
    I would only say 1. 2. sounds odd, and I didn't see a similar example in ha179's link.

    But you could say 'His goal is to collect stamps.'

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