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    hela is offline Senior Member
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    Default progressive infinitive VS ordinary infinitive

    Dear teachers,

    What's the difference between the following sentences?

    1. I am happy to be spending Christmas with you this year.
    2. I am happy to spend Christmas with you this year.
    3. We ought to be going.
    4. We ought to go.

    Thank you very much for your reply.

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    Tdol is offline Editor, UsingEnglish.com
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    Default Re: progressive infinitive VS ordinary infinitive

    Not a great deal. I use the progressive to sound a bit friendlier when leaving.

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