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    wang.cupid is offline Junior Member
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    n+ving or ving+n

    It seems that these two forms are correct: research doing or doing research? Am I right? What is the difference?

    I'm fond of doing research/ research doing.

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    Re: n+ving or ving+n

    Quote Originally Posted by wang.cupid View Post
    It seems that these two forms are correct: research doing or doing research? Am I right? What is the difference?

    I'm fond of doing research/ research doing.
    I would never say "I'm fond of research doing".

    I would say either "I'm fond of doing research" or "I'm fond of researching".

    This kind of reversal is possible with some verbs, for instance "making cakes" can become "cake-making".

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    Re: n+ving or ving+n

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    This kind of reversal is possible with some verbs, for instance "making cakes" can become "cake-making".
    Many thanks. Could you tell me what verbs are ok for this reversal?

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