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    "Key to" + verb (infinitive or gerund)

    I understand "keys to writing heart-felt messages" or "Keys to heart-felt messages" are both correct. I am wondering if the "keys to" expression followed by an infinitive verb below is acceptable. Do native speakers say this?

    Keys to write heart-felt messages

    Thank you in advance.

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    Re: "Key to" + verb (infinitive or gerund)

    If you will put these phrases into sentences, we can review them and try to answer your questions.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: "Key to" + verb (infinitive or gerund)

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    If you will put these phrases into sentences, we can review them and try to answer your questions.
    Please assume that it is a title or headline in an article. If I put it in a sentence:

    Timely, recipient-centered, and sincere responses are all keys to write heart-felt messages.
    Timely, recipient-centered, and sincere responses are all keys to writing heart-felt messages.
    Timely, recipient-centered, and sincere responses are all keys to heart-felt messages.

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    Re: "Key to" + verb (infinitive or gerund)

    Stick to #2 (if you had numbered them).

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