English as a Second Language/give.........

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Question
Hi
Hope you are fine!
Which one is correct?

"One of the most important effects of positive thinking is..... us motivation and energy to do things."

a) to give

b) giving

Thank you
Please explain your reasons

Answer
The right choice here is "to give"

You can read about gerund vs infinitive here:

http://www.writing.utoronto.ca/advice/english-as-a-second-language/gerunds

http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/gerunds.htm

http://www.gingersoftware.com/content/grammar-rules/verbs/gerunds-and-infinitive

I hope this helps.

~Amy

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I can answer question about grammar, spelling, syntax, idioms, reading and/or writing that pertain to English as a Second Language. I am knowledgeable about both TOEFL and IELTS.

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