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  1. Newbie
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    noun + to infinitive vs noun + V-ing

    Hi.

    I'm wondering if there are some meaning differences in the two types of verb form(to-v and v-ing) as a adjective, I mean to modifying its preceding noun.

    The example phrases are:

    I took part in the campaign to promote ~~
    I took part in the campaign promoting ~~

    Thank you in advance.

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    Re: noun + to infinitive vs noun + V-ing

    They're both acceptable and usable in that context.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: noun + to infinitive vs noun + V-ing

    Your examples mean the same. But if they are mere illustrations, and your question is as written, then there are often differences in meaning.

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