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    Verb phrase as a subject of a sentence

    Hello,

    Which one of these two sentences is the correct one? Thank you :)

    1. To go to the cinema was not a good idea.
    2. Go to the cinema was not a good idea.

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    Re: Verb phrase as a subject of a sentence

    The decision to go to the cinema was not a good one.
    Going to the cinema was not a good idea.

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    Re: Verb phrase as a subject of a sentence

    Both of my sentences are wrong?

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    Re: Verb phrase as a subject of a sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by lauralie2 View Post
    The decision to go to the cinema was not a good one.
    Going to the cinema was not a good idea.
    "To go to the cinema was not a good idea" can't be said?

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    Re: Verb phrase as a subject of a sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by vgv8 View Post
    "To go to the cinema was not a good idea" can't be said?
    Sure you can say it, but what would it mean? The action expressed by the verb 'to go' is unrealized and yet according to the example sentence the meaning expressed is that someone went; the action was realized. How does that happen?

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