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    To reclaim more land means (feeding / to feed / fed / food) more mouths.

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    to feed

    (better symmetry)

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    thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee View Post
    to feed

    (better symmetry)

    ~R
    Hello, stranger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea View Post
    Hello, stranger.
    Hi!

    We have a three-day weekend here (Memorial Day). I took some time off from playing computer games to get on the site.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee View Post
    to feed

    (better symmetry)

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    I don't know whether I understand the question but when mean means involve it takes the gerund:
    I will go there even if it means going into danger

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Jamshid Ibrahim View Post
    I don't know whether I understand the question but when mean means involve it takes the gerund:
    I will go there even if it means going into danger
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    To reclaim more land means (feeding / to feed / fed / food) more mouths.
    I don't think you can substitute involves for means there. BTW, I would write the sentence thusly:
    If we reclaim more land we can feed more people.
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    I agree with both of you.

    To reclaim more land means (we can plant more crops and we'll have more food) to feed more mouths.

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