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    1) He was forced to postpone his decision of getting married
    2) He was forced to postpone his decision to get married
    Are both sentences right? If so, do they necessarily have the same meaning? I was wondering if the second one could mean something like postponing a certain decision IN ORDER TO get married...

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    #2

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    No difference.

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    #3

    Re: to x of

    Quote Originally Posted by beachboy View Post
    1) He was forced to postpone his decision of getting married
    2) He was forced to postpone his decision to get married
    Are both sentences right? If so, do they necessarily have the same meaning? I was wondering if the second one could mean something like postponing a certain decision IN ORDER TO get married...
    It's true that sentence 2 is ambiguous, but I don't like sentence 1, 'decision of' doesn't look or sound right.

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    #4

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    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    It's true that sentence 2 is ambiguous, but I don't like sentence 1, 'decision of' doesn't look or sound right.

    Hi Teacher Bhai,
    Is that need to say directly like this...

    "He was forced to postpone his wedding day involuntarily/unwillingly."
    Thanks!

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    #5

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    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    I don't like sentence 1, 'decision of' doesn't look or sound right.
    My dear Bhai, I'd like to know why.

    Thank you.

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    #6

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    Quote Originally Posted by marciobarbalho View Post
    My dear Bhai, I'd like to know why.

    Thank you.
    I think using "decision of" is quite formal, seems not so willing to get married with sb.

    Right???

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    #7

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    Quote Originally Posted by marciobarbalho View Post
    My dear Bhai, I'd like to know why.

    Thank you.
    Well it seems to me that 'decision of' should not be followed by a verb, but by his, hers, theirs, the government etc.

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    #8

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kenneth_Wai View Post
    Hi Teacher Bhai,
    Is that need to say directly like this...

    "He was forced to postpone his wedding day involuntarily/unwillingly."
    Thanks!
    "He was forced to postpone his marriage" would be the simplest way to say it. With 'forced', involuntarily/unwillingly are redundant.

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    #9

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kenneth_Wai View Post
    I think using "decision of" is quite formal, seems not so willing to get married with sb.

    Right???
    No, not really, see my answer above.

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    #10

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    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Well it seems to me that 'decision of' should not be followed by a verb, but by his, hers, theirs, the government etc.
    Well...I remembered I'd read such construction, 'decision of + gerund', somewhere.
    I could find some examples...maybe it is not possible in BrE.


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