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    provision of these services vs. providing of these services

    The phrase "provision of these services" is perfect here. My question, does "providing of these services" work? It seems to be less perfect to me but it still works, in some way. I am not sure.

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    Contraception at Risk
    The Editors
    In March 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in two cases, Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc.1 and Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp. v. Sebelius.2 These cases, which arise from an Affordable Care Act mandate, will have a critical impact on women's health. At issue is whether a for-profit corporation can be required to provide coverage for contraceptive services to its employees. We believe that provision of these services meets a critical public health need and that a woman, regardless of the religious beliefs of her employer, should have access to a full panel of . . .

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    Re: provision of these services vs. providing of these services

    No, it doesn't.

    As you said yourself, the original is perfect. Why do you want to change it?

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    Re: provision of these services vs. providing of these services

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    As you said yourself, the original is perfect. Why do you want to change it?
    No, I didn't want to change it. The point is that if I write an article myself in future, it is important for me not to copy other people's sentences, but rather I have to write in my own words. And so I have to try out any possible correct ways to express.

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    Re: provision of these services vs. providing of these services

    If you wish to use "providing", delete "of".

    We believe that providing these services meets ...

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    Re: provision of these services vs. providing of these services

    Quote Originally Posted by tzfujimino View Post
    If you wish to use "providing", delete "of".

    We believe that providing these services meets ...
    "Providing these services" was among my initial options in mind and I wondered whether its formality is not as perfect as "provision of these services".

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    Re: provision of these services vs. providing of these services

    Quote Originally Posted by GoodTaste View Post
    "Providing these services" was among my initial options in mind and I wondered whether its formality is not as it's less formal than as "provision of these services".
    It's more conversational. More readers will be able to understand it.
    I am not a teacher.

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