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    Talking about goals using Gerunds

    Does this sound right?

    "Their goal is giving people motivation to continue working."

    I've always felt that when talking about goals, infinitives should be used, as in the following.

    "Their goal is to give people motivation to continue working."

    Is their a rule for this usage? Do both seem correct to you?

    Thanks.

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    Re: Talking about goals using Gerunds

    I would use only the to- infinitive

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    #3

    Re: Talking about goals using Gerunds

    Or Giving people motivation to continue working is their goal.

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    #4

    Re: Talking about goals using Gerunds

    Thank you guys.

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