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    Default The difference between 4 sentences, Thanks

    Dear Mr Answer:
    1. I'm Rain, would you like to be my storm.(Pick-Up Lines)
    2. I'm Rain, would you like being my storm.(Pick-Up Lines)
    Is it correct , I think both of them are right. if they are right,Could you tell me the differences between them? thank you

    1. Looking through your eyes, there is only thing that I don't know is your name.(Pick-Up Lines)
    2. Having Looked through your eyes, there is only thing that I don't know is your name.(Pick-Up Lines)
    Is it correct , I think both of them are right. If they are right,Could you tell me the differences between them? thank you


    By the way,I also want to know the right way and situation to use the form "verb +to+infinitive" and "verb+present participle"(the red parts)

    thank you!!

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    Default Re: The difference between 4 sentences, Thanks

    Quote Originally Posted by shinji002 View Post
    Dear Mr Answer:
    1. I'm Rain, would you like to be my storm.(Pick-Up Lines)
    2. I'm Rain, would you like being my storm.(Pick-Up Lines)
    Is it correct , I think both of them are right. if they are right,Could you tell me the differences between them? thank you
    1. Looking through your eyes, there is only thing that I don't know is your name.(Pick-Up Lines)
    2. Having Looked through your eyes, there is only thing that I don't know is your name.(Pick-Up Lines)
    Is it correct , I think both of them are right. If they are right,Could you tell me the differences between them? thank you


    By the way,I also want to know the right way and situation to use the form "verb +to+infinitive" and "verb+present participle"(the red parts)

    thank you!!
    Hey, Shinji002, what is the meaning of "storm" in your question?

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    Default Re: The difference between 4 sentences, Thanks

    1. I'm Rain. Would youlike to be my storm?
    2. I'm Rain. Would you like being my storm?<awkward>
    3. (At this moment, as I am) Looking through your eyes, there is only one thing that I don't know, your name.
    4. (Then, in the past, not now) Having Looked through your eyes, there is only one thing that I don't know, your name.

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    Default Re: The difference between 4 sentences, Thanks

    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea View Post
    1. I'm Rain. Would youlike to be my storm?
    2. I'm Rain. Would you like being my storm?<awkward>
    3. (At this moment, as I am) Looking through your eyes, there is only one thing that I don't know, your name.
    4. (Then, in the past, not now) Having Looked through your eyes, there is only one thing that I don't know, your name.
    oh, maybe i'm stupid....i'm still misunderstood. waitting for a better answer.....

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    Default Re: The difference between 4 sentences, Thanks

    Quote Originally Posted by shinji002 View Post
    Dear Mr Answer:
    1. I'm Rain, would you like to be my storm.(Pick-Up Lines)
    2. I'm Rain, would you like being my storm.(Pick-Up Lines)
    Is it correct , I think both of them are right. if they are right,Could you tell me the differences between them? thank you

    thank you!!
    I only have (further) comments about your first pair of sentences.

    "would you like to be my storm?" means 'do you want to be my storm?' This is probably what the speaker means. (these are questions so you need '?'s at the end)

    "would you like being my storm?" means 'if you were my storm, would you (enjoy)(like) being my storm?'

    The first sentence is similar to asking, 'do you want to drink some tea?', and the second is like asking 'do you like drinking tea?'.

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    Default Re: The difference between 4 sentences, Thanks

    Quote Originally Posted by 2006 View Post
    I only have (further) comments about your first pair of sentences.

    "would you like to be my storm?" means 'do you want to be my storm?' This is probably what the speaker means. (these are questions so you need '?'s at the end)

    "would you like being my storm?" means 'if you were my storm, would you (enjoy)(like) being my storm?'

    The first sentence is similar to asking, 'do you want to drink some tea?', and the second is like asking 'do you like drinking tea?'.
    Wonderful,Perfect!!!!! THIS IS WHAT I WANT!!! Now , Waitting for the answers for the other questions......

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    Default Re: The difference between 4 sentences, Thanks

    Quote Originally Posted by albertino View Post
    Hey, Shinji002, what is the meaning of "storm" in your question?
    1. Looking through your eyes, there is only thing that I don't know is your name.(Pick-Up Lines)
    2. Having Looked through your eyes, there is only thing that I don't know is your name.(Pick-Up Lines)
    Disclaimer: I'm not a teacher.
    My two cents.
    I would like to look at the matter in another perspective.
    First of all, Let's forget about the problem of dangling modifiers in both sentences. The major difference between the use of "looking" and "having looked" is that the former denotes an action taking place simultaneously with that of the main clause, whereas the latter denotes an action occurring before that of the main clause. To make it clearer, maybe we reconstruct the two sentences as follows:

    1. As I look through your eyes, (I find that) there is only one thing that I don't know is your name.(Pick-Up Lines)
    2. As I have looked through your eyes, (I find that) there is only one thing that I don't know is your name.(Pick-Up Lines)
    Is that what you want, Shinji002?

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    Default Re: The difference between 4 sentences, Thanks

    Try:
    As I look through your eyes, the is only thing that I don't know is your name.

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    Quote Originally Posted by albertino View Post
    1. Looking through your eyes, there is only thing that I don't know is your name.(Pick-Up Lines)
    2. Having Looked through your eyes, there is only thing that I don't know is your name.(Pick-Up Lines)
    Disclaimer: I'm not a teacher.
    My two cents.
    I would like to look at the matter in another perspective.
    First of all, Let's forget about the problem of dangling modifiers in both sentences. The major difference between the use of "looking" and "having looked" is that the former denotes an action taking place simultaneously with that of the main clause, whereas the latter denotes an action occurring before that of the main clause. To make it clearer, maybe we reconstruct the two sentences as follows:
    1. As I look through your eyes, (I find that) there is only one thing that I don't know is your name.(Pick-Up Lines)
    2. As I have looked through your eyes, (I find that) there is only one thing that I don't know is your name.(Pick-Up Lines)
    Is that what you want, Shinji002?
    Yes,but I think there is no difference between mine and yours.
    It doesn't matter, Pick-up Lines just are used for picking up girls
    Last edited by shinji002; 16-Jul-2007 at 04:21.

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    Question Re: The difference between 4 sentences, Thanks

    I`m not a teacher either, but saying "there is only one thing that I don't know is your name" makes no sense. I hope that helped.

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