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    angelene001 is offline Member
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    The best thing would be changing your diet

    I know that we say:
    The best thing would be to change your diet.

    Is it possible to use gerund after "would be"?
    I think the best thing would be changing your diet.

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    Re: The best thing would be changing your diet

    Sounds odd to me.

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    Re: The best thing would be changing your diet

    Quote Originally Posted by angelene001 View Post
    I know that we say:
    The best thing would be to change your diet.

    Is it possible to use gerund after "would be"?
    I think the best thing would be changing your diet.
    I agree with Bob. On the other hand, "I think changing your diet would be the best thing" would be odd if you changed it to "to change".

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