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    Question gerund or infinitive?

    I know that we can say either 'I like/don't like doing sth' or 'I like to do sth', but what about 'I like/don't like sb ...' Which form of the verb should I use?
    Should I say 'I don't like other people to tell me what to do! ' or 'I don't like other people telling me what to do!' or either of them?

    Thanks.

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    Re: gerund or infinitive?

    Quote Originally Posted by vv0510_vn View Post
    I know that we can say either 'I like/don't like doing sth' or 'I like to do sth', but what about 'I like/don't like sb ...' Which form of the verb should I use?
    Should I say 'I don't like other people to tell me what to do! ' or 'I don't like other people telling me what to do!' or either of them?

    Thanks.
    You should use the gerund in your sentence: the full infinitive would be incorrect.

    I don't like other people telling me what to do.

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