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    Humility is to /Humility is that / To be humble, understanding


    Humility is to understand
    who you are and what you are capable of.
    Humility is that understanding who you are and what you are capable of.

    To be humble, is to understand who you are and what you are capable of.

    Are they free from grammatical mistakes, please?

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    Re: Humility is to /Humility is that / To be humble, understanding

    The first is grammatical, but not very natural.
    The second would be fine without "that".
    The third would be fine without the comma.

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    Re: Humility is to /Humility is that / To be humble, understanding

    How about 'Humility is that you understand who you are and what you are capable of'?
    Not a teacher.

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    Re: Humility is to /Humility is that / To be humble, understanding

    Not terribly natural for me.

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    Re: Humility is to /Humility is that / To be humble, understanding

    How is that you can equate 'humility' which is a noun to 'understand' which is a verb?

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    Re: Humility is to /Humility is that / To be humble, understanding

    "To understand" is an infinitive, which is also a noun. "Understanding is a gerund, which is also a noun.

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    Re: Humility is to /Humility is that / To be humble, understanding

    How about 'Humility is the understanding of who you are and what you are capable of'?
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    Quote Originally Posted by tedmc View Post
    How is that you can equate 'humility' which is a noun to 'understand' which is a verb?
    I think you might have come across something like 'the plan is to +infinitive'.

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