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    how do you use it

    I wrote a sentence, but someone changed it. But I am not sure the difference, and how you use it..please advise

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    The key to exercise, eat well, and take care of yourself is to aim for better health.

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    The key to exercising, eating well, and taking care of yourself is to aim for better health.


    why change a regular verb to Ving?

    please advise!

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    Re: how do you use it

    Quote Originally Posted by curiousmind View Post
    I wrote a sentence, but someone changed it. But I am not sure the difference, and how you use it..please advise

    old


    The key to exercise, eat well, and take care of yourself is to aim for better health.

    new

    The key to exercising, eating well, and taking care of yourself is to aim for better health.


    why change a regular verb to Ving?

    please advise!

    curiousmind
    Both the original and the revised versions are rather odd. It would be better stated as:

    The key to better health is exercising, eating well and taking care of yourself.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Re: how do you use it

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Both the original and the revised versions are rather odd. It would be better stated as:

    The key to better health is exercising, eating well and taking care of yourself.


    why dont you use

    The key to better health is to exercise, eat well and take care of yourself.

    I think that is my main question..thanks!

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    Re: how do you use it

    You can say that too.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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