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The mission of my life from now onwards is making my parents proud.

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The mission of my life from now onwards is to make my parents proud.

Which form is correct ? The gerund form or the infinitive form? And what is the main verb here?

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First one is more suitable for this case of sentences..

the mission of my life from now on is making my parents proud

means you are not doing it before, you've just decided to at that moment. This sentence is OK.

the mission of my life from now on is to make my parents proud.

is a bit off, because to make is a general verb that implies a long-term, ongoing action (You've done it before, you doing' it now, and you will do it again).

Maybe you have to modified the second sentence to this one by removing the from now on:

The mission of my life is to make my parents proud.

Sound more relevant. it's general mission that implies a long-term, ongoing mission that you do

That is my opinion. but in everyday conversation, dont think anybody will care... people get the message already with either one, But the first sentence is more suitable for carrying the message

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