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infinitive or gerund?!

navidafrasiabiannavidafrasiabian Posts: 1,314 ✭✭✭✭✭
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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