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    • Join Date: Jun 2007
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    #1

    "way to do" or "way of doing"

    Please tell me which sentence is correct or if they are both correct, what's the difference:
    1. A new way to run this script
    2. A new way of running this script

    Thanks,

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    • Join Date: Sep 2003
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    #2

    Re: "way to do" or "way of doing"

    Welcome, zhchshy.

    Infinitive: unrealized (it hasn't happened yet)
    1. A new way to run this script.
    Meaning, the new way hasn't been tried before.

    Gerund: realized (it has happened before)
    2. A new way of running this script.
    Meaning, the new way has been tried before, elsewhere.

    Does that help?


    • Join Date: Jun 2007
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    #3

    Re: "way to do" or "way of doing"

    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea View Post
    Welcome, zhchshy.

    Infinitive: unrealized (it hasn't happened yet)
    1. A new way to run this script.
    Meaning, the new way hasn't been tried before.

    Gerund: realized (it has happened before)
    2. A new way of running this script.
    Meaning, the new way has been tried before, elsewhere.

    Does that help?
    Yeah, thanks. You are really a nice man .

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    #4

    Re: "way to do" or "way of doing"

    You're most welcome, and you are a really nice woman.

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