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    Default verb forms after adjectives

    1. I am happy to be here.

    2. I am happy being here.

    Is 2 correct? If yes, what is the difference between 1 and 2?

    The physicist I work with was bitterly disappointed ----- that his experiments had not produced the desired results.

    A) to learn

    B) to be learning

    C) to have learned

    D) learning

    E) having learned

    F) on learning

    Which ones are correct?

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    Default Re: verb forms after adjectives

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    #1 and #2 -- no real difference here. #1 is happy at the event; #2 is happy in the experience.

    #3-- I only like A and F.
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    thank you.

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    Default Re: verb forms after adjectives

    Quote Originally Posted by Trex View Post
    1. I am happy to be here.

    2. I am happy being here.

    Is 2 correct? If yes, what is the difference between 1 and 2?

    The physicist I work with was bitterly disappointed ----- that his experiments had not produced the desired results.

    A) to learn

    B) to be learning

    C) to have learned

    D) learning

    E) having learned

    F) on learning

    Which ones are correct?
    I agree with Mr. M, but I would accept E if you precede it with a comma.

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    thank you

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trex View Post
    thank you
    You're welcome.

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