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    ing clause used here? Will or would then?

    Hi everyone!

    I'm writing an essay about traveling and I'm trying to think whether this sentence is grammatical and good for writing.
    "Traveling is one of the most valuable and enriching experiences in our lives, increasing our knowledge, opening our minds, enriching our spirits, extending new moral values; and you can find many destinations in the world that would fulfill your desires."


    I'm trying to figure out whether I should change it (underlined) to "...it opens our minds, enriches our spirits......".
    I think it is better that way but I'm not sure what's wrong with the ing clause. I just feel like something is missing.
    And is the would used correctly there? Or should it be will?


    Or are they both fine?


    What do you think?


    Thanks a lot!

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    Re: ing clause used here? Will or would then?

    Not a teacher.

    I think the "ing" clauses don't go with the latter part of the sentence. I find "and helping us find many destinations....that will fulfill our desires." more natural.

    "Our" and "us" because that's what the first part of your sentence mentions. I might be absolutely wrong, but there's no harm in trying.

    Also, I do realize that "helping" sort of changes the meaning, but I'd prefer another "ing" verb in continuation. I say it based on things I've recently learned. :)
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    Re: ing clause used here? Will or would then?

    Not a teacher.

    How is "letting us find"? Also, I think you can skip "would/will" altogether. I can't see how that should make it any different.
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