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    Bound to recieve/receiving minor injuries

    Is this sentence all right? Especially the phrase "receive an injury".
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    You are bound to receiving minor injuries if you play hockey regularly.
    Also, would there be a difference in the meaning if the sentence was formulated using the infinitive form? Like this:
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    You are bound to receive minor injuries if you play hockey regularly.
    I think that with the -ing form, the sentence says that the "receiving of injuries" is going to happen more than once, regularly perhaps, but I'm not sure about that.

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    Re: Bound to recieve/receiving minor injuries

    Quote Originally Posted by CarloSsS View Post
    Is this sentence all right? Especially the phrase "receive an injury".
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    You are bound to receiving minor injuries if you play hockey regularly.
    The phrase isn't there - 'receiving' is wrong.

    Also, would there be a difference in the meaning if the sentence was formulated using the infinitive form? Like this:
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    You are bound to receive minor injuries if you play hockey regularly.
    I think that with the -ing form, the sentence says that the "receiving of injuries" is going to happen more than once, regularly perhaps, but I'm not sure about that.
    No. If you want to make that implication, you need to use a more explicit 'repetitive' word. For example:
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    You are bound to keep receiving minor injuries if you play hockey regularly.
    or something less formal, like:
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    If you play hockey regularly you can bet you'll keep getting minor injuries 
    or even

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    If you play hockey regularly you'll spend your life in A&E


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    Last edited by BobK; 26-Jan-2012 at 18:33. Reason: Added inf. example

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    Re: Bound to recieve/receiving minor injuries

    All right. Thank you a lot.

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    Re: Bound to recieve/receiving minor injuries

    "Bound to receiving" is incorrect. "Bound to receive" is correct.

    "I think that with the -ing form, the sentence says that the "receiving of injuries" is going to happen more than once, regularly perhaps, but I'm not sure about that."
    Use of "regularly" at the end of your sentence implies that injuries will happen more than once.

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    Re: Bound to recieve/receiving minor injuries

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnParis View Post
    "Bound to receiving" is incorrect. "Bound to receive" is correct.

    "I think that with the -ing form, the sentence says that the "receiving of injuries" is going to happen more than once, regularly perhaps, but I'm not sure about that."
    Use of "regularly" at the end of your sentence implies that injuries will happen more than once.
    I thought that "regularly" in this particular sentence referes to "playing hockey" and not to "receiving injuries". Isn't that so?

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    Re: Bound to recieve/receiving minor injuries

    Sorry, I should have been clearer. The clause "playing hockey regularly" indicates that you'll get injured often, not just the word playing. Please excuse me.

    As you asked in your first question, using the present continuous (ing) does not indicate the frequency of injury.

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