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    Not to have acted sooner

    hello
    I have read about "Participle and Infinitive phrases", they are used for earlier action, and I have this example: 'Not to have acted sooner is his greatest regret".
    My question is : Can I write this example in participle phrase like this : " Not having acted sooner is his greatest regret".
    If the answer is no, why ?
    Thank you very much

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    Re: Not to have acted sooner

    I have changed your thread title so that it is relevant. Titles like "grammar" are of no use because it does not help us to differentiate between posts. Titles should include some or all of the words you are querying.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Not to have acted sooner

    samerr, both of your sentences work.

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    Re: Not to have acted sooner

    They do, but I would be more likely to use Not having acted sooner.

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