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    Default to spend or spending

    Which do you enjoy spending your spare time, playing cards at home or taking a walk in the park?
    Which do you enjoy to spend your spare time, playing cards at home or taking a walk in the park?

    Do both sentences sound natural to native speakers? Is one of them better than the other?

    (I mean, grammatically, we can either say
    I enjoy playing cards to spend my spare time. or
    I enjoy spending my spare time playing cards. )

    Thank you in advance.

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    Default Re: to spend or spending

    Quote Originally Posted by joham View Post
    Which do you enjoy spending your spare time, playing cards at home or taking a walk in the park?
    Which do you enjoy to spend your spare time, playing cards at home or taking a walk in the park?

    Do both sentences sound natural to native speakers? Is one of them better than the other?
    The first does not sound natural to me. It might be a little better as: Which do you enjoy spending your spare time doing, playing cards at home or taking a walk in the park?

    Even that does not sound very natural.

    I think I'd go for one of these:
    How do you enjoy spending your spare time, playing cards at home or taking a walk in the park?
    Which do you prefer doing in your spare time, playing cards at home or taking a walk in the park?




    The second is wrong.

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