question on preposition
which preposition and verb form for the following? We need to co-ordinate with Peter __ explore/exploring the potential business.
in exploring is the correct verb-gerund combination, which shows that We and Peter are coordinating our efforts to jointly explore the business.
If you intend a slightly more distant meaning, then the remainder of the sentence needs to be revised as a relative clause: We need to coordinate with Peter, who is exploring... The meaning is similar, but in my first suggested revision, the coordination aimed at exploring the potential business together sounds more collaborative; in the second, perhaps the coordination sounds less collaborative, suggesting that you will coordinate with Peter in other ways, but he will pursue the business potential more or less independently.
I hope this helps.
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