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    Enjoyment or enjoying?

    Hello,

    Between "Pleasure of enjoyment" and "Pleasure of enjoying" I would choose the latter, but would you please mind explaining why is it correct (assuming it is) or otherwise why should we prefer the first one?

    It is the only phrase in a printed advertisement (soda can).

    Thank you very much.

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    Re: Enjoyment or enjoying?

    I think that the first one is correct.
    enjoyment is a noun from enjoy
    enjoying is a gerund or a noun also; but we expect something after it; enjoying whom?

    enjoying yourself, us ..............

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    Re: Enjoyment or enjoying?

    Thank you so much!

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    Re: Enjoyment or enjoying?

    Quote Originally Posted by ollin69 View Post
    Hello,

    Between "Pleasure of enjoyment" and "Pleasure of enjoying" I would choose the latter, but would you please mind explaining why is it correct (assuming it is) or otherwise why should we prefer the first one?

    It is the only phrase in a printed advertisement (soda can).

    Thank you very much.
    "Pleasure of enjoyment" doesn't make any sense, since "pleasure" and enjoyment" are redundant together. (but that is not to say that some advertising company can't think it's a cool slogan)

    'pleasure of enjoying' does make sense.
    Nothing beats the pleasure of enjoying a hot cup of fresh coffee on a cold winter morning.

    And it would be suitable on a soda can.

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