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    Default splitting or splitting of

    Hello everyone

    I'd like to ask if I should use "of" in the following phrase.

    2. Splitting the strategy into small stages. Or splitting of the strategy?

    It (the phrase) is part of a list in a report.

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    Default Re: splitting or splitting of

    Quote Originally Posted by KLPNO View Post
    Hello everyone

    I'd like to ask if I should use "of" in the following phrase.

    2. Splitting the strategy into small stages. Or splitting of the strategy?

    It (the phrase) is part of a list in a report.
    It's true to say:

    'Splitting the strategy into small stages'

    Because after gerund (ing-infinitive) we can't use 'of'!

    Thank you!

    Not a teacher!

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    Default Re: splitting or splitting of

    As a Brit and mentor, but similarly not a teacher, could we not say, then:

    "The splitting of the atom was a pivotal point for science and technology".

    or even:

    "Your decision on 'splitting of the strategy into small stages' has substantially increased the number of planning engineers that we will need."

    Regards

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