I want to indicate the following goals by using gerunds. Grammarly indicates that the first gerund (Finding) is ok but the second one "Sharing" is incorrect.

My end goals are:

  1. Finding reliable sources of food to use in the dry season in Nubien and exploring the possible effects on its economy due to climate change.

  2. Sharing the findings in my thesis with the authorities of Nubien so that they can have accurate information to regulate the use of resources among the economic sectors.

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    Neither 1 nor 2 is a complete sentence, which is probably why Grammarly is complaining about 2. I'm guessing it's not complaining about 1 because either Grammarly is sometimes wrong or because it glued the introductory phrase "My end goals are:" onto phrase 1 and interpreted it as a complete sentence. Commented Nov 29, 2020 at 15:54
  • My Grammarly does not indicate an error in either (except for the unknown word "Nubien")
    – James K
    Commented Nov 29, 2020 at 22:32

1 Answer 1


If we treat the sentence as being : "my end goals are (1) finding ..., and (2)...,

then you should not end the first point with a period.

Punctuation is not, strictly speaking, grammar: different style guides set out different rules. Given the length of these phrases, I might arrange it as follows

My ultimate goals are:

(1.) Finding ...;

(2.) Exploring ...; and

(3.) Sharing ....

Others may have a different set of preferences on how to punctuate lists.

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