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    #1

    it is a good way to earn money to....

    Which are correct:

    1-It is a good thing to be here.

    2-It is a good thing, to be here.

    3-It is a good thing being here.
    4-It is a good thing, being here.

    5-It is a good way to earn money to teach mathematics.
    6-It is a good way to earn money, to teach mathematics.

    7-It is a good way to earn money teaching mathematics.
    8-It is a good way to earn money, teaching mathematics.


    Sentences 5-8 are supposed to mean: 'Teaching mathematics is a good way to earn money.'


    I don't think '5' and '7' really work.
    '5' seems to be saying that something (the first 'it') is a good way to earn money in order to teach mathematics.
    '7' seems to be saying that something (the first 'it') is a good way to earn money while teaching mathematics.

    Gratefully,
    Navi.

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    Re: it is a good way to earn money to....

    5 to 8 don't work at all, in my opinion. I don't find any of them particularly natural.

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