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    notletrest is offline Senior Member
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    1.welcome having to change

    Can we say like this: After so many years with the same firm I did not welcome having to change my job, but it turned out for the best in the end.Thank you for instrutions!

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    Re: 1.welcome having to change

    Not a teacher.

    Yes, that's perfectly fine.

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    Re: 1.welcome having to change

    Quote Originally Posted by notletrest View Post
    Can we say like this: After so many years with the same firm I did not welcome having to change my job, but it turned out for the best in the end.Thank you for instrutions!
    I don't see any problem with it.

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    Re: 1.welcome having to change

    Quote Originally Posted by tedtmc View Post
    I don't see any problem with it.
    Let's analyse it,here "welcome" is a v.t.,"having to change" is its d.o.According to ALD,welcome cannot be followed by a gerund no matter what aspect it is. Thank for your notice.

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    Re: 1.welcome having to change

    Quote Originally Posted by notletrest View Post
    Let's analyse it,here "welcome" is a v.t.,"having to change" is its d.o.According to ALD,welcome cannot be followed by a gerund no matter what aspect it is. Thank for your notice.
    What is d.o. and ALD?
    You can welcome anything (noun or gerund).

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    Re: 1.welcome having to change

    I agree with Ted- it's fine.

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    notletrest is offline Senior Member
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    Re: 1.welcome having to change

    Quote Originally Posted by tedtmc View Post
    What is d.o. and ALD?
    You can welcome anything (noun or gerund).
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    d.o.=direct object
    ALD=The Advanced Learner's Dictionary of Current English
    According to you ,any v.t. can be followed by a noun or a gerund ,can't it?For example , we can say I chose the book.But we can't say I chose doing the job. What do think of it?
    Maybe you mean welcome can be followed by a noun or a gerund.Can you show an example? Glad to hear you.

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    Re: 1.welcome having to change

    we can't say' I chose doing the job'.
    Yes, you can.
    You can either write:
    I chose to do the job. or
    I chose doing the job.

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    Re: 1.welcome having to change

    Quote Originally Posted by notletrest View Post
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    d.o.=direct object
    ALD=The Advanced Learner's Dictionary of Current English
    According to you ,any v.t. can be followed by a noun or a gerund ,can't it?For example , we can say I chose the book.But we can't say I chose doing the job. What do think of it?
    Maybe you mean welcome can be followed by a noun or a gerund.Can you show an example? Glad to hear you.
    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****

    (1) Yes, Notletrest, it does seem that you are correct

    about "choose."

    (a) According to The Grammar Book by Mesdames Celce-Murcia and

    Larsen-Freeman, only the infinitive follows "choose."

    (2) Now I have to find an expert who says that the gerund is

    fine after "welcome," but so far I have not succeeded. Hopefully,

    someone else will.

    ***** Thank you *****

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    Re: 1.welcome having to change

    Quote Originally Posted by notletrest View Post
    ====================================
    d.o.=direct object
    ALD=The Advanced Learner's Dictionary of Current English
    According to you ,any v.t. can be followed by a noun or a gerund ,can't it?For example , we can say I chose the book.But we can't say I chose doing the job. What do think of it?
    Maybe you mean welcome can be followed by a noun or a gerund.Can you show an example? Glad to hear you.
    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****

    Hello, Notletrest.

    (1) You are an excellent student because you ask really good questions.

    (2) I agree with the other posters that the gerund is possible after

    "to welcome."

    (3) As you know, "welcome" in your sentence means the same as:

    look forward to/ accept gladly.

    (4) I don't know much about the use of the Web, but I googled and

    found some examples that I think most native speakers would say are

    absolutely "correct":

    Daimler would welcome having Chinese investors.

    Many general practitioners [doctors] would welcome having physician assistants.

    Some older workers welcome having a job past retirement age.

    The owner would probably welcome having the neighbor trim the tree.

    Busy readers welcome having a stream of information divided up this way.
    [This sentence comes from a book written by a grammar expert.]

    Most business managers would probably welcome having a choice of accounting methods.

    Might Mother [her name] not welcome having Mother [her name] as her assistant?

    I don't welcome having this difference with Chrystal.

    (5) Is there any chance that you may have misunderstood what

    that book said?

    ***** Thank you for your question *****

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