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    #1

    easy but confused

    I like to playing baseball.
    I like playing baseball.

    Any difference in meaning?

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    Re: easy but confused

    Quote Originally Posted by sykim99 View Post
    I like to playing baseball.
    I like playing baseball.

    Any difference in meaning?
    "To play" and "playing" are basically synonymous.

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    Re: easy but confused

    Quote Originally Posted by sykim99 View Post
    I like to playing baseball.
    I like playing baseball.

    Any difference in meaning?
    Look at the "He is going swimming" thread.


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    Re: easy but confused

    'Like to' and 'Like + - ing'

    In your question the same would apply: I like to play football is more specific than I like playing football but the meaning is roughly the same.
    How should I interpret 'specific'?

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    Smile Re: easy but confused

    How should I interpret 'specific'?[/QUOTE]
    well,as my professor explain:
    "Like playing" refers to your hobby or habit
    "Like to play" refers to your choice.
    I hope that i can help!


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    Re: easy but confused

    Is your habit not your choice? Is choosing your habit not a volitional act? I do not really get this interpretation.

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    #7

    Re: easy but confused

    Not a teacher.
    Quote Originally Posted by casablanca_30391 View Post
    How should I interpret 'specific'?
    well,as my professor explain:
    "Like playing" refers to your hobby or habit
    "Like to play" refers to your choice in a particular situation.
    I hope that i can help![/QUOTE]
    I think my addition would make your explanation more clearly.


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    Re: easy but confused

    I like to play golf (when I am not tired).

    Okay, I got it. Thanks.

    Casablanca = ha179?

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