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By all these lovely tokens
September days are here,
With summer’s best of weather
And autumn’s best of cheer.

Helen Hunt Jackson - September
The breezes taste
Of apple peel.
The air is full
Of smells to feel-
Ripe fruit, old footballs,
Burning brush,
New books, erasers,
Chalk, and such.
The bee, his hive,
Well-honeyed hum,
And Mother cuts
Like plates washed clean
With suds, the days
Are polished with
A morning haze.

John Updike, September
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infinitive or gerund?!

navidafrasiabiannavidafrasiabian Posts: 1,295 ✭✭✭✭✭
Which one is correct?
1) The political objective of the contract was to finish the war

2) The political objective of the contract was finishing the war


  • [Ex Member][Ex Member] Posts: 363 ✭✭✭
    Both are correct, but the tone is different. The first sounds more direct and final, as if it were spoken by someone from the military, or a history professor. The second sounds more conversational, as if it were spoken by you or I during a normal conversation over a cup of coffee, or by someone not involved in the war who was explaining the contract to both of us.
  • ainefroshainefrosh Posts: 4
    both of them are correct. see above comment .
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