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Choose the most appropriate word(s) from the options given below to complete the following sentence.

I contemplated _________ Singapore for my vacation but decided against it.

  1. to visit
  2. having to visit
  3. visiting
  4. for a visit
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Answer "Visiting"
some Verbs are Followed by Gerunds, not infinitives

  • I recommend leaving while we can.
  • I have quit smoking
  • Did I mention reading that novel last summer?
  • He avoided talking to her.

Some verb can be followed by either an infinitive or a gerund, but there will be a difference in meaning.


  • I stopped smoking  - means something quite different, for instance,
  • I stopped to smoke - the infinitive form will usually describe a potential action.

answered by Loyal (8.5k points)
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From where to learn these stuff !!
This can be both A and C.
+4 votes

C) visiting

answered by (447 points)
why cant it be 'to visit'..?
could u plz distinguish between options [A] and [C]

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