In the sentence, "Although he knew he would never be a valuable player in any of the team's games, he poured his heart and soul into practiceevery day.",
can I replace the noun "practice" into the gerund form, "practising"? While I know the noun form is preferred in the place of prepositional object, which is the place of " something" in "put/pour one's heart into something", I just think the verbal noun - gerund is more effective way to express "to practice every day".
Would hope to hear,