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Could you please enlighten my classmates and me which one is the correct wording of the sentence?

We make comparison easy so you can decide quickly and feel confident you have found the best deal.

vs

We make comparing easy so you can decide quickly and feel confident you have found the best deal.

  • This is a good question, but you should add more detail to explain what you think may be correct, and why, and what research or source material you have checked. – Andrew Aug 29 at 22:06
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Both versions are grammatically correct and have the same meaning.

The grammartical form:

To make + nominalized verb / verb-ing + adjective

This should work if the same verb is either nominalized or gets an "ing".

Examples:

This tool makes cutting easy.
(can't nominalize "to cut" as "a cut")

That machine makes printing faster.
(can nominalize "to print" as "print jobs")

Her program made shopping more convenient.
(can't nominalize "to shop")

His invention made trash collection/collecting easier.

The system makes production more eco-friendly.
("producing" can be used, but it usually goes with a noun pointing out the product e.g. makes producing paper more eco-friendly)

These machines make construction/constructing safer.
(using "construction" often sounds better and a bit more general)

  • I agree with your examples, but your answer says they have the same meaning. To improve your answer, could you add some more detail? If they are truly the same, would you say "These machines make constructing safer"? – whiskeychief Sep 25 at 10:29
  • OK I edited to clarify the examples. Note that some verbs can't be nomalized so we just use the "V-ing" form. – John Zhau Sep 26 at 5:24
  • I am not the asker but this is a very helpful answer. Thank you. – Smart Humanism Sep 26 at 5:33

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