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    to be is doing???

    to be is to do (abstract, philosophical)
    being is doing (more common)

    I have heard both of the above, but how about the following:
    "to be is doing" or "doing is to be"?

    Can I use an infinitive and a gerund the way I just did?

    Thanks guys...

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    Re: to be is doing???

    Quote Originally Posted by Wesley P View Post
    to be is to do (abstract, philosophical)
    being is doing (more common)

    I have heard both of the above, but how about the following:
    "to be is doing" or "doing is to be"?

    Can I use an infinitive and a gerund the way I just did?

    Thanks guys...
    I wouldn't.

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