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Run into this variant in an English translation, and doubt whether it is possible...

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  • It's grammatically possible, but why would you want to? – FumbleFingers Jun 8 '16 at 11:18
  • What's the context? i.e. What's the rest of the sentence? – TrevorD Jun 8 '16 at 11:20
  • @TrevorD 1 the rest of the sentence is like that 'The decision of the Board of Directors regarding the holding of the meeting' – Irina Jun 8 '16 at 11:36
  • Thanks. It's awkward phraseology, but it's grammatical. It could more clearly be written as: "The decision of the Board of Directors regarding holding the meeting ..." - but why use only 3 words, when you can use 5! :-( – TrevorD Jun 8 '16 at 11:40
  • @TrevorD yes, agree completely with you)) – Irina Jun 8 '16 at 11:44
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It's grammatically correct (because holding is a noun, and you can say other things in a similar structure like "the timing of the meeting", "the running of the meeting"), but it's not particularly elegant.

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