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For example: "My goal is to be leading a team of people that are skilled in construction." Is this gramatically correct or not?

edit: I know "My goal is to lead a team" is better, but is the above sentence still correct or not?

  • People are not things, people that are should be people who are. Otherwise "My goal is to be leading ..." is as good as "My goal is to lead ..." – Weather Vane Apr 18 '18 at 19:00
  • @WeatherVane Yes, it's as good as "My goal is to lead", but is "My goal is to be leading" still correct or not? – Catherine Jace Apr 18 '18 at 19:01
  • Didn't I say "as good as"? – Weather Vane Apr 18 '18 at 19:03
  • @WeatherVane Okay then sorry miss I was just trying to clarify. – Catherine Jace Apr 18 '18 at 19:04
  • I pointed out the fault: that ==> who. – Weather Vane Apr 18 '18 at 19:05
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Yes it is correct.

It does sound a bit awkward to me, a native English speaker, but it is correct. Most people would use the simplified sentence you provided, but some do use "be" with an "ing" verb in that context.

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