search/searching

mimi2

Senior Member
vietnam vietnamese
Should I use "search" or "searching"?
Does it need "the"?
1."Conservation includes (the) search of alternative fuels such as the energy of wind or sun."
2."Conservation includes (the) searching of alternative fuels such as the energy of wind or sun."
Thank you.
 
  • danielfranco

    Senior Member
    I'm sorry to be less help than what I intended... Where are you getting your examples? Is it from a text book? Please keep in mind that I live in Texas, many, many, many, many, many miles away from your location, and sometimes regional differences do make a... erm... difference.
     

    Dimcl

    Senior Member
    Canadian English
    Oh, Who can I rely on?
    When one is searching, one is searching for something ie:

    "I was searching for my shoes this morning"
    "I was searching for my car keys last night"

    Danielfranco's sentence would read as:

    Conservation includes searching alternative fuels such as the energy of wind or sun."

    You don't search fuels, you search for fuels. In this context, you need "searching for".
     
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