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    #1

    "the" before "gerund + of"

    Do I need "the" before "gerund + of"?

    Can I say both of the following sentences?

    The upgrading of this machine requires a lot of money.
    Upgrading of this machine requires a lot of money.

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    Re: "the" before "gerund + of"

    Quote Originally Posted by Snappy View Post
    Do I need "the" before "gerund + of"?

    Can I say both of the following sentences?

    The upgrading of this machine requires a lot of money.
    Upgrading of this machine requires a lot of money.
    In my view, the article is optional there.

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    Re: "the" before "gerund + of"

    I don't think you can have the gerund, upgrading, followed by 'of'

    Upgrading this machine requires a lot of money.
    This works better.

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    Re: "the" before "gerund + of"

    I agree with driftwood.

    The upgrading of this machine will cost a lot of money.
    Upgrading this machine will cost a lot of money.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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