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    #1

    the gerund or the infinitive

    What is better?
    I'm going shopping
    I'm going to go shopping
    I'm going to shop

    I'm starting skating
    I'm starting to go skating
    I'm starting to skate

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    #2

    Re: the gerund or the infinitive

    Quote Originally Posted by svetik View Post
    Which is better?
    I'm going shopping.
    I'm going to go shopping.
    I'm going to shop

    I'm starting skating.
    I'm starting to go skating.
    I'm starting to skate. These are all possible depending on context.
    Try to remember to put full stops at the ends of sentences.

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    #3

    Re: the gerund or the infinitive

    So, the context is different. Could anyone explain me what each sentence means. Thank you.

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    #4

    Re: the gerund or the infinitive

    Although 'I'm going to shop.' is not completely natural. You could still use this phrase and be understood. I also don't see anything wrong with it grammatically either.
    As for 'I'm starting to' vs. 'I'm starting ~ing', 'I'm starting to' is usually prefered/better. For example,
    I'm starting to learn Japanese.

    For more details, read infinitives and gerunds with start and begin.

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