Growing or to grow

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bmo

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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
 

RonBee

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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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bmo said:
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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