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    Verbs not matching

    Hi there,

    Is the following sentence correct? The two verbs do not match.

    I saw him leave the house.

    Can we rephrase it to "I saw him leaving the house."? What is the difference?

    Thanks very mcuh.

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    Re: Verbs not matching

    Quote Originally Posted by aliabedi View Post
    Is the following sentence correct? The two verbs do not match.

    I saw him leave the house.

    Can we rephrase it to "I saw him leaving the house."? What is the difference?
    It's not a matter of 'matching'. We can see someone do or doing something. The infinitive suggests that we see the whole action, the gerund that we see it in progress. With a comparatively short action such as 'leave the house', there may not be a significant difference.

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