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  1. mamen's Avatar
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    Post TO GO/GOING

    1. I want to go to Dagupan City.

    2. I want going to Dagupan City.

    [Do they mean the same thing ?]

    1. Why are you to go to Dagupan City?

    2. Why are you going to Dagupan City?

    [Do they mean the same thing ?]

    1. Why are you to punch me?

    2. Why are you punching me?

    [Do they mean the same thing ?]


    Is there any rule on this my dear teachers?
    I'm really confused about this.

    Thanks in advance.

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    #2

    Re: TO GO/GOING

    Quote Originally Posted by mamen View Post
    1. I want to go to Dagupan City.

    2. I want going to Dagupan City.

    [Do they mean the same thing ?]

    1. Why are you to go to Dagupan City?

    2. Why are you going to Dagupan City?

    [Do they mean the same thing ?]

    1. Why are you to punch me?

    2. Why are you punching me?

    [Do they mean the same thing ?]


    Is there any rule on this my dear teachers?
    I'm really confused about this.

    Thanks in advance.
    *The pattern is: WANT+TO+DO+STH.
    *There, you have to use Present Continuous beacause they are doing it at the moment of speaking/ it`s a plan they have for a near future.
    *In my opinion, both are okay. However, there is a difference. If you say "Why are you punching me?" the person is punching you at the moment of speaking, and you want them to stop it. If you say "Why are you to punch me?", you are suggesting that the person has not even touched you, you are just asking them in order to avoid being punched.

    Hope this will help,
    Leandro

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    Post Re: TO GO/GOING

    Quote Originally Posted by mamen View Post
    1. I want to go to Dagupan City.

    2. I want going to Dagupan City. (Is "I love going to Dagupan City." correct?)

    [Do they mean the same thing ?]

    1. Why are you to go to Dagupan City?

    2. Why are you going to Dagupan City?

    [Do they mean the same thing ?]

    1. Why are you to punch me? (If "Why are you to go to Dagupan City?" incorrect, why is "Why are you to punch me?" correct?

    2. Why are you punching me?

    [Do they mean the same thing ?]


    Is there any rule on this my dear teachers?
    I'm really confused about this.

    Thanks in advance.
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    Re: TO GO/GOING

    Quote Originally Posted by Leandro-Z View Post
    *The pattern is: WANT+TO+DO+STH.
    *There, you have to use Present Continuous beacause they are doing it at the moment of speaking/ it`s a plan they have for a near future.
    *In my opinion, both are okay. However, there is a difference. If you say "Why are you punching me?" the person is punching you at the moment of speaking, and you want them to stop it. If you say "Why are you to punch me?", you are suggesting that the person has not even touched you, you are just asking them in order to avoid being punched.

    Hope this will help,
    Leandro
    RE: "I want going to Dagupan City."

    "Want" is usually not followed by V-ing unless you want to express a different meaning. For example, "Your hair wants cutting." That means "You need to have your hair cut." Or "Your bike wants fixing.= You need to have your bike fixed."

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    #5

    Re: TO GO/GOING

    1. I want to go to Dagupan City......2. I want going to Dagupan City.X
    See leandro's explanation


    1. Why are you to go to Dagupan City? = Why has it been planned/arranged for you to go?

    2. Why are you going to Dagupan City? Why are you en route to DC? or: Why is there an arrangement for this future trip?

    1. Why are you to punch me? = Why has it been planned/arranged for you to punch me (an unlikely, but possible, utterance) ?

    2. Why are you punching me? i.e. at this moment, ouch!

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    #6

    Re: TO GO/GOING

    Quote Originally Posted by maoyueh View Post
    RE: "I want going to Dagupan City."

    "Want" is usually not followed by V-ing unless you want to express a different meaning. For example, "Your hair wants cutting." That means "You need to have your hair cut." Or "Your bike wants fixing.= You need to have your bike fixed."
    Sorry, but as far as I know in the sentence "Your hair wants cutting", cutting is a noun and not a verb-ing. Am I wrong?

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    #7

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leandro-Z View Post
    Sorry, but as far as I know in the sentence "Your hair wants cutting", cutting is a noun and not a verb-ing. Am I wrong?
    Yes.

    You must cut (bare infinitive) your hair.
    You need to cut
    (to-infinitive) your hair.
    Your hair wants/needs cutting
    . (ing-form, gerund)
    You hair needs a trim. (noun)

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