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    the providing of services

    hi,
    I have some questions.

    1. Are "the providing of services" and "the provision of services" both correct?
    2. What do you call this form of words that usually have -ion in them. eg. determine = determination.


    Thank you

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    Re: the providing of services

    Hello, MooCow.

    I've just visited COCA (Corpus of Contemporary American English). I've found 21 citations for "providing of" and 2353 for "provision of".
    I wouldn't go so far as to say "the providing of" is wrong, but "the provision of" seems to be far more common.
    As for your second question, "determine" is a verb, and "determination" is a noun.
    (Incidentally, "providing" in your example is called a 'gerund'.)

    I hope my response will be of some help to you.

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