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I am trying to write the following sentence but have some doubt on the use of gaining popularity

In contrast with other technologies, we decided to get rid of this technology in favor of gaining popularity agile-based systems.

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    "...in favour of agile-based systems, which are gaining popularity" – Marv Mills Dec 8 '15 at 13:12
  • There are many other problems with the sentence such as misplaced modifier and pronoun error. However, the correct usage of "gaining popularity" is rightly mentioned in the comment above. – Ashish Singh Dec 8 '15 at 13:36
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When comparing A to B, it is better to say

In contrast to

rather than

In contrast with

Because, in contrast with could imply being a cohort/accomplice in the contrasting action.

When describing a current state of affairs due to a past event, it is better to employ a continuing participle or the completed participle.

we have decided to

or

we are deciding to

rather than

we decided to

When using participial-phrases, gerunds or verbal-nouns, it is better to treat such participial-phrases/gerunds/verbal-nouns as actual entities, according them the privilege of having an article

  • in favor of the gaining popularity of agile-based systems
  • in favor of a cat over a dog
  • in preference for the refrigerator than the freezer

Therefore,

In contrast to other technologies, we have decided to get rid of this technology in favor of the gaining popularity of agile-based systems.

Reference: Gerund ending in -ings?

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