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    Your proposals deserve considering / being considered in detail.

    Do both verb forms go with 'deserve'? Thank you in advance.

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    Default Re: deserve considering / being considered

    Quote Originally Posted by joham View Post
    Your proposals deserve considering / being considered in detail.

    Do both verb forms go with 'deserve'? Thank you in advance.
    I would say "deserve to be considered".

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    Default Re: deserve considering / being considered

    Or "deserve consideration."

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    Default Re: deserve considering / being considered

    Thank you very much for your help. I've now got to know that we should use the more common forms of 'deserve to be done' and 'deserve + noun'.



    My question came up when I read the PDF version of an online English Grammar. The original statement and examples are as follows:

    2. Deserve + gerund is not very common, but is mainly used with passive
    constructions or where there is a passive meaning:
    a. Your proposals deserve being considered in detail.
    b. These ideas deserve discussing. (= to be discussed).

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