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May I know what form is the correct usage, or the most common, please?
(The sentence is supposed to suggest a solution. Even the first part of the sentences sounds unnatural to me!)
A. The best would be to impose (a) prohibition on the sale of arms.
B. The best would be imposing a prohibition on the sale of arms.
C. A Prohibition on the sale of arms would be the best measure.
D. The best would be impose a prohibition on the sale of arms.
To me 'to impose' and 'imposing' sound alright. I'd be thankful if anyone could give me some clue about it.
Thanks a lot. Is 'imposing' in B a gerund? I just seem to have confused them all!
Any chances of me having an answer to this?! I'd be so thankful then!
Yes, it's a gerund.
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Thanks dear 5jj.
May I know, please, if the following sentences are correct? If yes, is there any differenece in usage or meaning?
All you need to do is have a shower and relax!
All you need to do is to have a shower and relax!
All you need to do is having a shower and relaxation!
If you had numbered them, 1 would be correct, 2 understandable and 3 completely wrong.
Thanks! How about the following one?
All you need is having a shower! (Having a shower is all you need!)
(I know it doesn't sound natural, that's mainly because I'm concerned with the structure and can't think of anything that makes sense!)
Sorry if I'm pushing it too far, but do you mind telling me why it's wrong in English? I thought A phrase starting with a gerund could replace a noun in a sentence like this. I'd really appreciate any help!