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"Still lie the sheltering snows, undimmed and white;
And reigns the winter's pregnant silence still;
No sign of spring, save that the catkins fill,
And willow stems grow daily red and bright.
These are days when ancients held a rite
Of expiation for the old year's ill,
And prayer to purify the new year's will."
Helen Hunt Jackson, A Calendar of Sonnet's: February
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infinitive or gerund?!

navidafrasiabiannavidafrasiabian Posts: 1,297 ✭✭✭✭✭
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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