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    Default Which is correct?

    Which of these sentences is correct?


    My plans are to make money and relax.

    My plans are making money and relaxing.


    Both sound good :)

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    Default Re: Which is correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by marker View Post
    Which of these sentences is correct?


    My plans are to make money and relax.

    My plans are making money and relaxing.


    Both sound good :)

    Do you have multiple plans?

    'My plans are to make money and relax.' is correct. Your second one is not.

    Or

    'My plan is to make money and relax.'
    I'm not a teacher yet, but I am studying a Bachelor of Education with an English Literature major at Charles Sturt University, in NSW, Australia.

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    Default Re: Which is correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by HanibalII View Post
    Do you have multiple plans?

    'My plans are to make money and relax.' is correct. Your second one is not.

    Or

    'My plan is to make money and relax.'
    I must admit that My plans are making money and relaxing sounds not good, but isn't it equal to

    Making money and relaxing are my plans

    ?

    Could anyone tell me further in what way this sentence is wrong?

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    Default Re: Which is correct?

    A single plan can have many components, so the plural "plans" is unnecessary in your example.

    a) "What do you want to do with your life?"
    b) "My main plan is to graduate, work hard for about thirty years and make a lot of money, then retire to the country and relax."
    a) "Do you have another plan?"
    b) "Well, I'd like to win the lottery and not have to do the 'work hard' part, but I'm not relying on that."

    Your example might be commonly expressed as: "Making money and relaxing, that's my plan".

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    Default Re: Which is correct?

    Thank you :)

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