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    Default Anything wrong with this sentence?

    I came across this sentence today, which to me sounds awkward:

    "One of the most important issues with environmental protection is preserving fish habitats."

    That sounds awkward to me - I'm inclined to say "...is the preservation of fish habitats." But is there anything gramatically incorrect about the original sentence?

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    Default Re: Anything wrong with this sentence?

    Quote Originally Posted by apecar View Post
    I came across this sentence today, which to me sounds awkward:

    "One of the most important issues with environmental protection is preserving fish habitats."

    That sounds awkward to me - I'm inclined to say "...is the preservation of fish habitats." But is there anything gramatically incorrect about the original sentence?
    They are about the same.

    Preserving is a gerund/noun; preservation is a noun. Both are correct.

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