Guidelines for when to use こと vs の for nominalization?

Duplicate of Difference between nominalizers こと and の

For the curious, the second video in the linked post actually uses a similar example sentence and の is the more natural particle.


I’m always a little uncertain about whether I should use こと or の when performing basic nominalization. Take the following sentence:


My mind wants to always use の to nominalize 喋る
But I always can’t help but wonder if こと is actually what’s correct, if it always feels clunky to me.


Same goes for other -ing words you want to make the topic of sentences

Any guidelines/rules that other are aware of?

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There actually was a topic about this recently: Difference between nominalizers こと and の


Perfect! Thanks @NeoArcturus

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