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    #1

    one/only way to do something is to do something?

    Do we say

    1 One way to solve the problem is to do something,
    2 One way to solve the problem is do something,
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    3 One way to solve the problem is doing something?

    Thank you.

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    #2

    Re: one/only way to do something is to do something?

    I say 1 or 3.

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    #3

    Re: one/only way to do something is to do something?

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    I say 1 or 3.
    Interesting. Previously I learned that we asy "all you did was duplicate my effort," but you don't say "one way to solve the problem is duplicate other people's experiences." Am I right?

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    #4

    Re: one/only way to do something is to do something?

    I have seen something like 'All I want to do is + bare infinitive'.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: one/only way to do something is to do something?

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    I have seen something like 'All I want to do is + bare infinitive'.
    bare infinitive? Is that to say "all I want to do is leave?" for example.

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    #6

    Re: one/only way to do something is to do something?

    Yes.

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    Re: one/only way to do something is to do something?

    BTW, I would like to know that if someone said to you "all you did was duplicate my effort," would you consider the speaker is a little unfriendly to you?

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    #8

    Re: one/only way to do something is to do something?

    Not necessarily. If they were right, it wouldn't be unfriendly. It might not be polite but sometimes the truth hurts.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: one/only way to do something is to do something?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Not necessarily. If they were right, it wouldn't be unfriendly. It might not be polite but sometimes the truth hurts.
    I like what you said. I feel better now. Thanks a lot :)

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    Re: one/only way to do something is to do something?

    Quote Originally Posted by Heidi L View Post
    Previously I learned that we asy "all you did was duplicate my effort," but you don't say "one way to solve the problem is duplicate other people's experiences." Am I right?
    Not really.

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