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    interesting verbs

    4. Mention three classes of verbs that can take both an INFINITIVE and a GERUND as their
    complement. Discuss the differences between the two structures for each class of verbs and give
    examples to illustrate them.

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    Re: interesting verbs

    Hello Anca

    Here are three examples. Try to work out the difference between the versions in each case, and post your answers; then we'll check them for you:

    1a. I like to eat cheese.
    1b. I like eating cheese.
    2a. I started to walk across the field.
    2b. I started walking across the field.
    3a. I tried changing the washer, but the tap still dripped.
    3b. I tried to change the washer, but couldn't undo the nut.

    All the best,

    MrP

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