"Fixing this issue will take 2~3 days"

Is the above sentence structure correct? In fact, I want to express: I will fix this issue. And, if I successfully fix this issue, need to 2-3 days.

In fact, I want to let "Fixing this issue" as a subject, then "will take" as a a predicate. Is this writing Ok?

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    "Fixing this issue will take 2~3 days" is grammatical. The gerund forms (verbal nouns) of verbs will act as nouns. Apr 1, 2017 at 4:19
  • @mahmudkoya Thanks for your reply. Your explanations are wonderful.
    – VeryEnglishFan
    Apr 1, 2017 at 4:39
  • Yes, it's fine, but I'd use 2-3 instead of 2~3, as it is more common.
    – Drew
    Apr 1, 2017 at 4:40
  • @Drew Thanks for your correction. I'll keep it(2-3) in mind. And, about "2-3", may I say that "two to three" ?
    – VeryEnglishFan
    Apr 1, 2017 at 5:36
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    Sometimes ~ 2-3 or something similar is used to indicate "approximately 2-3 days" I've never seen 2~3, but if I did, I would assume it meant the same thing. Also, it isn't a binary choice, it is an approximate range.
    – fixer1234
    Apr 2, 2017 at 3:57

1 Answer 1


The sentence, "Fixing this issue will take 2-3 days" is grammatically correct. However, you would replace the tilde (~) with a hyphen (-).

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