Give up vs. Giving up

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Phi

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USA
Arabic
Can you please tell em which one is OK here? I do know that after a preposition we should use the ing- form but it doesn't look good to me here. I think "give up" is correct what do you think?

"If all doors are closed to me and there is absolutely no chance I will have no option other than give up"

"If all doors are closed to me and there is absolutely no chance I will have no option other than giving up"
 
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    Senior Member
    American English
    You need a "to" and two commas, in my opinion:

    "If all doors are closed to me and there is absolutely no chance, I will have no option other than to give up."
    "If all doors are closed to me and there is absolutely no chance, I will have no option other than giving up."


    In the first one, you can consider "except" for "other than," as an alternative.
     
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