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    Sentence

    Hello,

    Could someone clarify on this sentence please...

    my hobbies are to dance, surf on the internet and to read books. (Is this sentence correct, if so please explain to me in detail)

    my hobbies are dancing, surfing on the internet and reading books.

    Thank you in advance

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    Re: Sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by stitusandrews View Post
    Hello,

    Could someone clarify on this sentence please...

    my hobbies are to dance, surf on the internet and to read books. (Is this sentence correct, if so please explain to me in detail)

    my hobbies are dancing, surfing on the internet and reading books.

    Thank you in advance

    Your second sentence is correct - when describing hobbies, we use the +ing form of the verb.


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    hi, is there any particular reason why the first sentence should not be used?

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    Re: Sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by stitusandrews View Post
    hi, is there any particular reason why the first sentence should not be used?
    How can I put this? We just don't say it like that!

    You would say "I like to sing/dance/surf the internet" but if you are going to start the sentence with "My hobbies are....." then you would follow that with the +ing form.

    If someone else can explain it in full grammatical terms, please do!

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