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    Question V+to+V versus V+Ving

    I am confused about the difference between V+to+V and V+Ving.
    For instance,

      0:We appreciate you choosing Trans Sky Air.(We appreciate you to choose Trans Sky Air.)

      1:Jack likes reading.(Jack likes to read)

      2:He hates dancing.(He hates to dance.)

      3:He starts shopping.(He starts to shop.)

      4:The dishes need washing.(The dishes need to be washed.)

      5:I practice roller-skating.(I practice to skate.)

      6:She tries getting up early.(She tries to get up early.)

      7:Sally loves running.(Sally loves to run.)

      8:He enjoys writing.(He enoys to write.)

      9:I go swimming.(I go to swim.)



    Does all the verb can be used in both (V+to+V) and (V+Ving)? Is the meaning the same?
    David drank and walked to kitcken.(David drank walking to kitcken.) ???

    Thank you very much.
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    Re: V+to+V versus V+Ving

    Quote Originally Posted by Supermonkey View Post
    Does all the verb can be used in both (V+to+V) and (V+Ving)? Is the meaning the same?
    David drank and walked to kitcken.(David drank walking to kitcken.) ???

    Thank you very much.
    1. Not all verbs can take both forms (e.g. "I recall running", "I recall to run"*)
    2. It's better to have the attitude that if you have a different form, then it is likely to express different meaning as well.
    (to-infinitive clauses express meanings of potential situations, -ing clauses tend to express factual meanings)
    3. Your very last example (about David walking) is erroneous, and doesn't appear to be a valid example, go analyse it.

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    Re: V+to+V versus V+Ving

    Quote Originally Posted by Supermonkey View Post
      0:We appreciate you choosing Trans Sky Air.(We appreciate you to choose Trans Sky Air.)

      1:Jack likes reading.(Jack likes to read) No significant difference.

      2:He hates dancing.(He hates to dance.)No significant difference.

      3:He starts shopping.(He starts to shop.)No significant difference.

      4:The dishes need washing.(The dishes need to be washed.)No significant difference.

      5:I practice roller-skating.(I practice to skate.)

      6:She tries getting up early. She gets up early to see if it makes a difference.
    (She tries to get up early.)She makes the attempt. She does not necessarily succeed.

      7:Sally loves running.(Sally loves to run.)

      8:He enjoys writing.(He enoys to write.)

      9:I go swimming. A regular activity.
    (I go to swim.)Purpose - I go (somewhere) in order to swim.
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    Re: V+to+V versus V+Ving

    Quote Originally Posted by mxreader View Post
    1. Not all verbs can take both forms (e.g. "I recall running", "I recall to run"*)
    2. It's better to have the attitude that if you have a different form, then it is likely to express different meaning as well.
    (to-infinitive clauses express meanings of potential situations, -ing clauses tend to express factual meanings)
    3. Your very last example (about David walking) is erroneous, and doesn't appear to be a valid example, go analyse it.
    1. Not all verbs can take both forms. <--- Which part of grammar do you recommend me to read?
    2. Thank you. It's very useful.
    3. About the David walking, I have no idea why they are both wrong. David was drinking water and walking to kitcken.
    I am confused about these kind of sentenses below.

    Late one night, as he lay staring at the ceiling, the man by the hospital window began to cough.
    On Saturday evening, as I sat writing a blog post on the futon in my bedroom, with Alice asleep at my side.
    As I sat watching a movie last night, I was very distracted by all of the smoking.

    Thank you.

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    Re: V+to+V versus V+Ving

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
     9:I go swimming. A regular activity.
    (I go to swim.)Purpose - I go (somewhere) in order to swim.
    If all -ing clauses tend to express a regular activity?

    On Saturday evening, as I sat writing a blog post on the futon in my bedroom, with Alice asleep at my side.
    How about sat and wrote instead of sat writing? Is the meaning the same?
    Can I use sat to write in here?

    As I sat watching a movie last night, I was very distracted by all of the smoking.
    How about sat and watch instead of sat writing? Is the meaning the same?
    Can I use sat to watch in here?

    Thank you

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