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    Is the sentence correct?

    Here is the sentence: there is no greater gift than to help another person being succeed.
    Especially the phrase in bold!!

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    Re: Is the sentence correct?

    You can use either "than to help" or "than helping."

    But the second part is not correct. To help another person succeed.

    Do you mean the gift is to the person who has the opportunity to help, or do you mean the person helping gives a gift to the person who is therefore successful?
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: Is the sentence correct?

    Yes. I mean helping people succeed should be the best gift for a person providing the help.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 19-Feb-2014 at 09:33. Reason: Deleting unnecessary quotation.

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    Re: Is the sentence correct?

    Perhaps "There is no greater gift than knowing you helped in someone else's success" is closer to what you have in mind?
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: Is the sentence correct?

    A better title would have been help another person being succeed.


    'Thread titles should include all or part of the word/phrase being discussed.'

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