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    #1

    My hobby is listening/to listen to music ?

    "My hobby is listening/to listen to music." Both are correct ?

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    #2

    Re: My hobby is listening/to listen to music ?

    Some say the infinitive is no go, but trust me it is. Both are okay.

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    Re: My hobby is listening/to listen to music ?

    I would only say '...listening', and trust me, so would every other native speaker I know.

    Rover

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    Re: My hobby is listening/to listen to music ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    I would only say '...listening', and trust me, so would every other native speaker I know.

    Rover
    It is outside the question how people you know may say that. The OPs question relates to which is correct.

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    #5

    Re: My hobby is listening/to listen to music ?

    The infinitive connotes a higher degree of abstraction, while
    the gerund connotes more involvement in action.

    Both the infinitive and the gerund are grammatical. That said, the latter is much more frequent.

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    Re: My hobby is listening/to listen to music ?

    Quote Originally Posted by corum View Post
    It is outside the question how people you know may say that. The OPs question relates to which is correct.
    That something is grammatically correct doesn't necessarily mean that it is meaningful or commonly used.

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    Re: My hobby is listening/to listen to music ?

    I would find it hard to trust an answer about language from somebody who could write:
    Quote Originally Posted by corum View Post
    It is outside the question how people you know may say that. The OPs question relates to which is correct.

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    Re: My hobby is listening/to listen to music ?

    Quote Originally Posted by fivejedjon View Post
    I would find it hard to trust an answer about language from somebody who could write:
    Why?

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    #9

    Re: My hobby is listening/to listen to music ?

    Okay, I reword my comment:

    It is outside the question how people you know may say that. The OPs question relates to which is correct.

    I see no violation of English grammar here.

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    Re: My hobby is listening/to listen to music ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Randombubbles View Post
    Okay, I reword my comment:

    It is outside the question how people you know may say that. The OPs question relates to which is correct.

    I see no violation of English grammar here.
    NOT A TEACHER.

    The phrase "outside the question" is foreign to me. Perhaps this is what you meant to express: "How people you know might say that is not at issue."

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