I want to know, if there is any, the difference between the following sentences:
- 1) He was responsible for gathering evidence. gathering evidence
- 2) He was responsible for evidence-gathering. Evidence-gathering
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The biggest difference is that on is a gerund (gathering evidence) and the other is a noun (evidence-gathering). If you were making a list and wanted the language to be parallel, one list of responsibilities could be:
Stated differently, the list would read:
The meaning conveyed did not change despite the shift in language.