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    Default continue take/ continue to take/ continue taking

    Which of the following is/are correct?

    'You may continue take the class if you have paid.'

    'You may continue to take the class if you have paid'.

    'You may continue taking the class if you have paid'.

    I was most doubtful about the first sentence, so I googled 'continue take' and found the below:
    "Over the next five years our foreign policy engagement will continue take
    place
    in three areas our bilateral relationships, regional diplomacy, and
    in the ..."

    So it's okay to use an infinitive after 'continue' I suppose?

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    Default Re: continue take/ continue to take/ continue taking

    Quote Originally Posted by jasveron View Post
    Which of the following is/are correct?

    'You may continue take the class if you have paid.'

    'You may continue to take the class if you have paid'.

    'You may continue taking the class if you have paid'.

    I was most doubtful about the first sentence, so I googled 'continue take' and found the below:
    "Over the next five years our foreign policy engagement will continue take
    place
    in three areas – our bilateral relationships, regional diplomacy, and
    in the ..."

    So it's okay to use an infinitive after 'continue' I suppose?
    No. In my opinion, the example you found through Google is either a typo or the speaker missed out a word. It should read "our foreign policy engagement will continue to take place ..." You cannot use the bare infinitive in the context you posted.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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