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    The work to clean the house / the work of cleaning the house

    Hello everybody!

    I would like to ask you about how to say in English "the work which involves / entails doing something or the work which is connected with / related to doing something". What's the best way to say that in English? Should I say:

    For example:

    The work of cleaning the house takes quite a lot of time.

    or

    The work to clean the house takes quite a lot of time.

    Maybe there are other ways of expressing the thought.

    The sentences were created by me. Thank you.

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    Re: The work to clean the house / the work of cleaning the house

    'The work of cleaning the house takes quite a lot of time' is acceptable.

    I'd say 'It takes a long time to clean the house'.

    Rover

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    Re: The work to clean the house / the work of cleaning the house

    Or, 'housework is hard work.'

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    Re: The work to clean the house / the work of cleaning the house

    Suppose that I will shorten the sentence by removing "takes quite a lot of time". What I have now is "the work of cleaning the house" and "the work to clean the house", respectively.
    Which version is better?:
    the work of cleaning the house

    or

    the work to clean the house

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    Re: The work to clean the house / the work of cleaning the house

    Quote Originally Posted by JACEK1 View Post
    Suppose that I will shorten the sentence by removing "takes quite a lot of time". What I have now is "the work of cleaning the house" and "the work to clean the house", respectively.
    Which version is better?:
    the work of cleaning the house

    or

    the work to clean the house
    Neither one is particularly natural but, as Rover said, the first one is accepteble.

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