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    Differnce between to contain and containing

    Dear teachers

    These series will consist of all books (containing / to contain) self-adhesive postage stamps.

    Which is correct or appropriate?

    and what is the difference between to V and V ~ing in adjective usage?

    thanks~~

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    Re: Differnce between to contain and containing

    Quote Originally Posted by Grinkl View Post
    Dear teachers

    These series will consist of all books (containing / to contain) self-adhesive postage stamps.

    Which is correct or appropriate?

    thanks~~
    Grinkl, in your example the correct choice is 'containing'. These series will consist of all books containing self-adhesive postage stamps.

    What is the context for your sentence? I'm not comfortable with the sentence structure of your example. Since there are thousands of self-adhesive postage stamps available in the world, I don't see how it is possible to create a 'series...of all books containing self-adhesive postage stamps.'

    Can you think of a better way to write the sentence?

    Cheers,
    Amigos4

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