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    Unhappy When use "ing" or "to ..."

    Please,
    I am sometimes in a doubt about using the ing form instead of the infinitive form. As in the sentence below:
    "Then, achieving happiness on an individual level is achieving happiness on a collective level" or "Then, achieve happiness on an individual level is to achieve happiness on a collective level"?
    Which one is a better English form grammatically ?
    Thank you

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    Re: When use "ing" or "to ..."

    Quote Originally Posted by lucylion View Post
    Please,
    I am sometimes in a doubt about using the -ing form instead of the infinitive form as in the sentences below:

    "Then, achieving happiness on an individual level is achieving happiness on a collective level."
    or
    "Then, to achieve happiness on an individual level is to achieve happiness on a collective level."

    Which one is a better English form grammatically?
    Thank you.
    Note my corrections above. If you add "to" before "achieve" at the beginning of sentence 2, it works. I see no reason to start either sentence with "Then" and a comma.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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