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    Default I like writing.

    Can you please clear up my doubt?

    Are the following sentences give same meaning?

    1. I like writing.
    2. I like to write.

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    Default Re: I like writing.

    Quote Originally Posted by moniza View Post
    Can you please clear up my doubt?

    Are the following sentences give same meaning?

    1. I like writing.
    2. I like to write.

    Not a teacher.

    Yes, they are the same.

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    Default Re: I like writing.

    Quote Originally Posted by moniza View Post
    Can you please clear up my doubt?

    Are the following sentences give same meaning?

    1. I like writing.
    2. I like to write.
    This question has been asked a squillion times lately in various forms. (I'm not implying you shouldn't ask again).
    My opinion is that they mean the same thing. However, saying that there is no difference between one sentence and another is like a red rag to a grammatical bull here, so don't be surprised if not everyone agrees.

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    Default Re: I like writing.

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    This question has been asked a squillion times lately in various forms. (I'm not implying you shouldn't ask again).
    My opinion is that they mean the same thing. However, saying that there is no difference between one sentence and another is like a red rag to a grammatical bull here, so don't be surprised if not everyone agrees.
    Hi R, is "a red rag to a grammatical bull" an idiom or a collocation? or a slang phrase? What does it mean? Thanks.

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    Default Re: I like writing.

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    This question has been asked a squillion times lately in various forms. (I'm not implying you shouldn't ask again).
    My opinion is that they mean the same thing. However, saying that there is no difference between one sentence and another is like a red rag to a grammatical bull here, so don't be surprised if not everyone agrees.
    Dear Raymott!
    Thank you!

    I will take that the two sentences are almost same.

    But I doubt when you say " a re rag to a grammatical bull "
    somehow you are angry with others and you don't accept that both give same meaning. please explain.
    I am sorry if my question confuses you, please leave it.

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    Default Re: I like writing.

    Quote Originally Posted by hanky View Post
    Hi R, is "" an idiom or a collocation? or a slang phrase? What does it mean? Thanks.
    hanky!
    According to the Colins dictionary, the meaning of

    "a red rag to a grammatical bull
    " that is certain to make a particular person very angry .

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    Default Re: I like writing.

    Quote Originally Posted by hanky View Post
    Hi R, is "a red rag to a grammatical bull" an idiom or a collocation? or a slang phrase? What does it mean? Thanks.
    "A red rag to a bull" is a saying. It's something that's guaranteed to upset someone and make them charge. (Bulls apparently behave this way when red rags are waved at them. I haven't tried it). I inserted the "grammatical" part.

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