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    Growing or to grow

    Which of the following is a better sentence?

    1. I told you many times already, it's a better idea growing marijuana in your own backyard. Or,

    2. Replace "growing" with "to grow."

    Thanks a lot.

    bmo

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    I think "to grow" works better there. Example:
    • It is a better idea to grow marijuana in your own back yard than elsewhere.


    :)

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    #3

    Re: Growing or to grow

    Quote Originally Posted by bmo
    Which of the following is a better sentence?

    1. I told you many times already, it's a better idea growing marijuana in your own backyard. Or,

    2. Replace "growing" with "to grow."

    Thanks a lot.

    bmo
    I agree with Ron, but it is interesting to see what happens if the sentence is rearranged.

    As I told you many times already, growing marijuana in your own back yard is a better idea.

    When switched around, the gerund is the better choice.

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