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    #1

    to do something / doing something ?

    Can we replace "to do something" by "doing something" and vice versa ?
    Can you please give some examples ?
    What about the following sentence ?
    "I learn English hard to approach (for approaching) more and more information on the Internet".
    Thank you very much!

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    Exclamation Re: to do something / doing something ?

    Quote Originally Posted by crazYgeeK View Post
    Can we replace "to do something" by "doing something" and vice versa ?
    Can you please give some examples ?
    You can do so but there will be a slight change in the meaning; as:
    "This is the way to do something." lays emphasis on how you get something or somewhere. .
    “This is the way for doing something” lays emphasis on the purpose of doing something.
    What about the following sentence ?
    "I learn English hard to approach (for approaching) more and more information on the Internet".

    Yes, both are possible with marginal change in meaning
    Thank you very much!
    Skp

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    #3

    Re: to do something / doing something ?

    "I learn English hard to approach (for approaching) more and more information on the Internet"
    I think you need to change the verb- try to get information rather than approach.

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