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    I'm interested in + Gerund(often time they are action verbs)

    ==> Again, it gives progressive image, focusing on the whole action. ( I've posted it there, tell me what you think) <<

    Yes, there is more emphasis placed on the action continuing than on it being an action that is completed at one point in time.

    You've got it.

    8) :D

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    I'm interested to + infinitive stative verbs(know, read, see, undersand, hear, etc.)
    ==> Not all the stative verbs work here.



    I'm not sure I've noticed that. Could you give a couple of examples, please?



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    Did I post this one there? I forgot. Anyways, I'll just start from here.


    That's a good idea.

    8) :wink: :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by blacknomi
    I'm interested in hearing that you got a real job.
    ==> When somebody is interested in doing something; it is said that he enjoys getting involved in that activity itself. He'd like to listen to ALL the details.


    I'm interested to hear that you got a real job.
    ==> This one is close to the previous one, just that it might not focus more on the activity itself, it centers more upon the state of one's mind and the final result that someone else got a job.


    What do you think?
    Can you please give some more detail? Without context it does not make a lot of sense.

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    Hi,

    I was trying to compare the diffferences between be interested in Gerund and be interested "to" infinitive.


    1. Both sentences are equally the same to my students.
    2. Both sentence are not exactly the same to me, a bit difference on semantics though.


    Which one? :)
    Are you interested in reading my thread?
    Are you interested to read my thread?

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    Meeeeeow! Meowwwww! :wink:

    (Translation: How are you, cat friend?!)

    :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by blacknomi
    Meeeeeow! Meowwwww! :wink:

    (Translation: How are you, cat friend?!)

    :D
    Cat friend and real cat are fine but have a lot of office work to catch up on and will be back by tomorrow. Miau

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