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    #1

    Discussing <buying house/house buying / buying a house / the buying of a house>

    I would like to know which of these structures are correct and what the rules are:


    1. We will discuss buying house.
    2. We will discuss house buying.
    3. We will discuss buying of house.
    4. We will discuss the buying of house.

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    #2

    Re: Discussing <buying house/house buying / buying a house / the buying of a house>

    Quote Originally Posted by Polyester View Post
    Not a teacher.
    The first is more natural.
    No. Of the four, only 2 is natural, and not very natural at that. Natural would be "We will discuss buying a house" or much less less likely "We will discuss the buying of houses." Had the OP had been more honest about where he or she was from, I could probably have been more helpful.

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    Re: Discussing <buying house/house buying / buying a house / the buying of a house>

    defesad, please correct the information in your profile so that we can welcome you to the forum.

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