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  1. Mehrgan's Avatar
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    #1

    ...the best remedy seemes to be to do/doing...

    Hi all,

    Will you please help me understand if either usage is wrong?


    ...the best remedy seems to be to help the poor...
    ...the best remedy seems to be helping the poor...

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    Re: ...the best remedy seemes to be to do/doing...

    They are both grammatical, but I prefer the second to avoid the repetition of infinitives.

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