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    Question What's the difference between "Go to V" and "Go Ving"?

    Hi there,

    What's the difference between "Go to V" and "Go Ving"? Thank you.

    ex.
    I think he went to search in the dark.
    I think he went searching in the dark.
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    Re: What's the difference between "Go to V" and "Go Ving"?

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    In your example sentence, there's no difference in meaning, but I wouldn't apply that categorically. For instance:
    "He went to the casino to gamble."
    "He went to the casino gambling."
    The second sentence could mean he gambled on the way to the casino (which sounds kind of odd). You also need to be sure you're using the right preposition:
    "He went dancing at Club 64."
    "He went dancing to Club 64."
    Again, the second sentence gives the impression he danced all the way to Club 64 (which sounds hilarious).
    Last edited by SlickVic9000; 23-Sep-2012 at 18:14.

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    Re: What's the difference between "Go to V" and "Go Ving"?

    Quote Originally Posted by SlickVic9000 View Post
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    I wouldn't apply that categorically. For instance:
    "He went to the casino to gamble."
    "He went to the casino gambling."
    It's hard for me to imagine/understand the explanation of second sentence.
    Quote Originally Posted by SlickVic9000 View Post
    The second sentence could mean he gambled on the way to the casino
    If the two sentences are no difference below?
    "He went to gamble in that casino."
    "He went gambling in that casino."

    Thank you so much.
    Last edited by Supermonkey; 23-Sep-2012 at 22:13.

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