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    Gerund Vs Infinitive( Difference in meaning)

    Point out the difference in meaning between the Ss below by translating or explaining it in your own words: (0.50x2=1)
    a) He paid him to translate the essay.
    b) He paid him for translating the essay.

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    Re: Gerund Vs Infinitive( Difference in meaning)

    Quote Originally Posted by Sorina Madalina Albu View Post
    Point out the difference in meaning between the Ss below by translating or explaining it in your own words: (0.50x2=1)
    a) He paid him to translate the essay. = When does the essay get translated? We don't know.
    b) He paid him for translating the essay. = The essay was translated before he was paid.

    Note this: Please go to the store. (I want you to go now.)
    Thank you for going to the store. (You went in the past.)
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    Re: Gerund Vs Infinitive( Difference in meaning)

    Duplicate thread. You have several replies on the other one. Please don't post the same question twice. Thread closed.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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