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    #1

    I Need Help Help!!!

    We use 'gerund' after like...for ins:I like walking....but sometimes We can also use to infinitive after the verb 'like' so how can we differ them each other?

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    #2

    Re: I Need Help Help!!!

    In British English, we use the gerund for a general statement and the infinitve for a specific one:
    I like reading. (general)
    I like to read before I go to sleep. (restricted)
    I think Americans make less of a distinction, but I'll wait for an American speaker to confirm this.


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    #3

    Re: I Need Help Help!!!

    thanks a lot for your explanatıon..
    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    In British English, we use the gerund for a general statement and the infinitve for a specific one:
    I like reading. (general)
    I like to read before I go to sleep. (restricted)
    I think Americans make less of a distinction, but I'll wait for an American speaker to confirm this.

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    #4

    Re: I Need Help Help!!!

    You're welcome, Alegra.

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