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    Could the sentence "I like dancing." mean "I like it when other dance."
    Consider:
    1-I don't like dancing around me when I am eating.

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    Yes, it certainly can.
    I'm not a teacher, so please consider any advice I give in that context.

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    Re: like dancing

    Quote Originally Posted by navi
    Could the sentence "I like dancing." mean "I like it when other dance."
    Consider:
    1-I don't like dancing around me when I am eating.
    All by itself, "I like dancing" would likely be confused with liking to dance yourself. In your second sentence the confusion is eliminated. :wink:

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    Your desired meaning would require context. The default interpretation would be performing to activity, not watching it.

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