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    Ving vs. Noun

    Is it better to write,

    "This situation leads to producing more waste"

    Or

    "This situation leads to the production of more waste"?

    Also,

    "Such an implementation may result in generating unnecessary waste"

    Or

    "Such an implementation may result in the generation of unnecessary waste"

    The first set of sentences use the Ving and the second set use the Noun. Are both possible? Or is one better than the other and what is the reason for this. Thanks.

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    Re: Ving vs. Noun

    Stick to the first (and shortest) sentence, though the second is probably the best.

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    #3

    Re: Ving vs. Noun

    There's a difference between a "situation" and the "implementation of something". Which one is relevant to your context?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Ving vs. Noun

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    There's a difference between a "situation" and the "implementation of something". Which one is relevant to your context?
    Well, could you comment on both? I'm keen to know all the nuances involved.

    Thanks.

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    Re: Ving vs. Noun

    The situation could be the result of the implementation of something.
    'Such an implementation may result in a situation where unnecessary waste is generated.'

    Not a teacher.

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