a plan <to escape><of escaping><for escaping>

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dnjp02

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Korean
[Please note that question has been split from the thread chance to do and chance of doing where it was off-topic. DonnyB - moderator]

What about 'a plan'

I laid a plan to escape from the prison.

I laid a plan for escaping from the prison.

I laid a plan of escaping from the prison.

Do the sentences have different meanings?
 
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  • reno33

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    English - USA
    They are all correct at different levels of "register", I would say. However, #1 is definitely the best to use here.
     

    sheri_f

    Senior Member
    English-USA
    My preference would be:

    I hatched an escape plan.

    Hatch is to scheme, or plan something bad.

    Escape plan implies breaking out of prison or another enclosed place.
     
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