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    Default past infinitive or ing

    Would it be correct if I say ' I am glad to have been invited' instead of 'I am glad for being invited'?

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    Quote Originally Posted by allthewayanime View Post
    Would it be correct if I say ' I am glad to have been invited' instead of 'I am glad for being invited'? Yes.
    It would be wrong to say "I am glad for being invited".

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    Default Re: past infinitive or ing

    Why? I have seen many times sentences like I am happy for being myself , for being invited etc. Is there a rule?

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    Default Re: past infinitive or ing

    Quote Originally Posted by allthewayanime View Post
    Why? I have seen many times sentences like I am happy for being myself , for being invited etc. Is there a rule?
    Have you seen them produced by educated native speakers of English?

    I am happy being myself. Don't try to change me.
    I'm happy to have been invited I'm happy that I was invited.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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