Login or register (free and only takes a few minutes) to participate in this question.
You will also have access to many other tools and opportunities designed for those who have language-related jobs (or are passionate about them). Participation is free and the site has a strict confidentiality policy.
German to English translations [PRO] Tech/Engineering - Mechanics / Mech Engineering
German term or phrase:Antriebsvorrichtung
I have a problem understanding the difference in the use of infinitive and gerund in compound nouns (see above example). My dictionary gave me both options, and at first glance they both seem to have the same meaning. But now I have to decide on one, and I'm not sure whether they really mean the same thing or whether there's a difference in meaning I'm not aware of. Any help is greatly appreciated! If you need further clarification, please let me know.
Thanks so much!