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    #1

    to drive and to be driving?

    He was certainly in no condition to be driving a car.

    What is the difference between to drive and to be driving?


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    #2

    Re: to drive and to be driving?

    With the progressive infinitive, the author emphasises more the personal experiencing of driving.

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    #3

    Re: to drive and to be driving?

    Quote Originally Posted by atssarbia View Post
    He was certainly in no condition to be driving a car.
    What is the difference between not a huge difference but
    1) to be driving... more likely that he was actually driving
    I was shocked to see him driving the car. He was certainly in no condition to be driving a car.

    2) to drive...more likely that he wasn't driving
    I refused to let him drive. He was certainly in no condition to drive a car.
    2006

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