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Are these two sentences both grammatically correct? If so, which one sounds more natural?

  • This way of getting to understand Leśniewski is the one I would recommend.
  • This way to understand Leśniewski is the one I would recommend

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To me, the sentences have slightly different meanings.

I would understand the first one as recommending a way of teaching yourself about Lesniewski's theories.

The second could be recommending a particular interpretation of his work.

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There's nothing wrong with the grammar here.

However, the first example is very informal. Using the verb to get is the problem. It would be better to say obtain an understanding of. Using get this way is fine in informal speech, but in formal writing you should avoid it if possible.

The second example means something different, and I agree with Kate Butning's answer here, so I won't repeat that.

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