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    dilodi83 is offline Senior Member
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    infinite or -ing form?

    I want him to drive his new car today.
    I want him to be driving his new car today.

    It's ridiculous for her to drive in the center of Rome at her age!
    It's ridiculous for her to be driving in the center of Rome at her age!

    DO THEY MEAN THE SAME THING? ARE THE TWO FORMS POSSIBLE IN BOTH CONTEXTS?

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    dilodi83 is offline Senior Member
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    Re: infinite or -ing form?

    I want him to drive his new car today.
    I want him to be driving his new car today.

    It's ridiculous for her to drive in the center of Rome at her age!
    It's ridiculous for her to be driving in the center of Rome at her age!

    DO THEY MEAN THE SAME THING? ARE THE TWO FORMS POSSIBLE IN BOTH CONTEXTS?

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