Sentence: "I love creativity and problem solving here"

My questions are:

Is this sentence right or wrong grammatically?

Putting "problem solving" verb inside statement is not allowed in English?

or It should be like : "I love creativity and solving problems here"?

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    Probably "I love the creativity and problem solving here".
    – user230
    Aug 19, 2014 at 3:40
  • @snailplane so, Is it important to put 'the'? can you explain in answer? Aug 19, 2014 at 11:24
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    @krupalshah: because "creativity" doesn't have a location, it's too general. "The creativity here" does, it's more specific. As a typical native speaker, I'm struggling to figure out why, but "I love creativity here" means that "here" is the place I am located whilst loving "creativity" in general. "I love the creativity here" means that "here" is the location of the creativity I love. Sep 16, 2014 at 2:13

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This is okay.

I love noun and noun is the structure here.

The two words 'problem solving' serves as a noun here. Nevertheless, a little hyphen would make it better and unambiguous.

problem-solving (noun) - The process of finding solutions to difficult or complex issues


I love creativity and problem-solving here.

  • So, it is missing dash(-) only..yes? Aug 18, 2014 at 9:57
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    hyphens are tricky but I recommend putting it to keep the confusion away. With hyphen, anybody would understand that that is not verb but a noun. That's what confused you I guess!
    – Maulik V
    Aug 18, 2014 at 9:59

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