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Sentence Correction: Parts of Speech - Noun/Adjective vs. Verb+ing

A terminally ill person's wanting to die may be hard to accept, but it is also understandable, especially when the sick person is suffering.

Very good!

This answer choice corrects the original Parts of Speech mistake, by changing the Verb+ing form wanting to the noun wish

Incorrect.

While this answer choice corrects the original Parts of Speech mistake, it is redundant. The redundancy is created by using two words/phrases that have the same meaning: wish and to want.

In addition, replacing the words may be with the word is changes the meaning of the original sentence.

Incorrect.

While this answer choice corrects the original Parts of Speech mistake, it changes the meaning of the original sentence by changing be to seem.

Incorrect.

This answer choice repeats the original Parts of Speech mistake: Verb+ing can be used as a noun replacement only when there's no actual noun. Since there is a real noun - wish - it is preferable to wanting.

In addition, replacing the words may be with the word is changes the meaning of the original sentence.

Incorrect.

Verb+ing can be used as a noun replacement only when there's no actual noun. Since there is a real noun - wish - it is preferable to wanting.

wanting to die may be
wanting to die is
wish to die may seem
wish to want to die is
wish to die may be