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    Deliver

    Hi everyone,

    Should we say:
    a) The author achieves to deliver his intended message.
    or:
    b) The author achieves in delivering his intended message.

    Is (a) wrong? What is the difference between the two if any?

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    Neither makes any sense. You achieve a noun. The author either manages to deliver or succeeds in delivering or achieves the delivery of his message.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    Neither makes any sense. You achieve a noun. The author either manages to deliver or succeeds in delivering or achieves the delivery of his message.

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    Thanks for your reply Bobk...

    So the following sentence is correct: "The author achieves delivering his intended message" ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amyloum View Post
    So the following sentence is correct: "The author achieves delivering his intended message" ?
    That is not what Bob said.

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    Re: Deliver

    If the structure is: "achieve + noun" then I suppose "He achieved delivering (noun) his message" is correct? Or is it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amyloum View Post
    If the structure is: "achieve + noun" then I suppose "He achieved delivering (noun) his message" is correct? Or is it?
    No. He succeeded in delivering his message.

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    Re: Deliver

    Thank you for your help BobK and Mike

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    #8

    Re: Deliver

    I suppose there are situations where you take a verb+ing as a noun. For example, "I appreciate your coming". "I value your being here." Is that right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeTyan View Post
    I suppose there are situations where you take a verb+ing as a noun.
    Yes. The -ing form that has some noun-like properties is generally referred to as a gerund.

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