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  1. RL's Avatar

    • Join Date: Jun 2004
    • Posts: 65
    #1

    heading/headed

    These two confuse me. There are times when I interchange them. I know what they mean but when I start using them in a sentence I have a hard time determining which should I use.

    Examples:

    I am heading to the mall.
    I am headed to the mall.

    Is there any way I can use them without getting confused?! A little trick might help. Thank You!

  2. Casiopea's Avatar

    • Join Date: Sep 2003
    • Posts: 12,970
    #2

    Re: heading/headed

    The first one (am heading) is a present continuous verb. It expresses an ongoing action. The second one (am headed) is made up of a linking verb 'am' and its predicate adjective 'headed'. It expresses a state.

  3. #3

    Re: heading/headed

    Hello, Casiopea!
    Please help me with this.

    - I am heading to the mall.
    - I am headed to the mall.
    Are these sentence correct?
    Don't we have to use 'for' instead of 'to'?

    Thank you very much.

  4. Casiopea's Avatar

    • Join Date: Sep 2003
    • Posts: 12,970
    #4

    Re: heading/headed

    Both "to" and "for" work. Pick one. ^0^

  5. #5

    Re: heading/headed

    Thank you very much, Casiopea! ^0^

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