to accept/accepting/acceptance

Hi all,

Would you please let me know if there is some nuance difference
among the following three sentences?

To accept the invitation is essential.
Accepting the invitation is essential.
The acceptance of the invitation is essential.

I’d really appreciate your help!


Let me add some comments!*

The point is: For the subject of a sentence, which should I use, gerund, infinitive, or the noun form of a verb. And if all of them are available, when should I use which?

Usually, the gerund is the one to choose; that is the most common. Your first and last sentences only seem awkward (1) or stilted (3) to me, though the meanings are the same.

Hi Mister Micawber,

Thank you very much!
Your reply helps me a lot!